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Update 14 July 2020

Great News!! On Thursday 9th July 2020 the Government announced that gyms and swimming pools can reopen from 25 July. Sports activities can also re-open if governing bodies have provided safe guidelines for us to adhere to, which many have now released, and we’re sure the rest will follow!

We’ve been working hard to ensure our centres remain a safe environment for all when they reopen.  As we continue to review the Government and Governing Body guidance, we will continue to issue customer updates over the next few weeks on this website, via social media and via direct email. 

Below are details for the measures we are taking around our centres and specifically to certain facilities/ activities within them.

Please ensure you read the relevant sections to your booking and activity prior to visiting the centre. We will communicate any updates about our measures as we progress towards opening. Keep your eyes peeled!

General Measures in Place

  • We ask that anyone feeling ill or showing signs of any symptoms does not attend the centre and follow NHS guidance
  • Make yourself aware of the facilities procedures prior to arrival to ensure you understand what’s in place to make everyone safe. Information is on this website and displayed in site.
  • Hygiene stations, spray bottles and hand sanitiser are around the building, we ask that you wash your hands regularly and follow good hygiene measures whilst at our facilities.
  • Clear signage and notices are displayed throughout our facilities
  • Additional cleaning measures are in place in line with Public Health England guidance
  • One way systems have been introduced where possible to improve ability to social distance, along with floor marking
  • Rooms and activities have had capacities reviewed and new room and activity occupancies will be in place for your safety
  • Short time slots will be left between activities and sessions to allow time for additional cleaning and ventilation.
  • Pre-booking is required for all activities. Booking can take place online or over the phone on 01827 719321. Booking in site will only be done as a last resort. See booking section below for more information on booking.
  • We ask that customers only book a maximum of one session per day so everyone has the opportunity to utilise the facilities. If you cannot make the session you must cancel to give others the opportunity to book.
  • We recommend enquiries are made over the phone or via email.

You can email the site at: coleshillleisurecentre@northwarks.gov.uk,

atherstoneleisurecomplex@northwarks.gov.uk,

polesworthsportscentre@northwarks.gov.uk (for TQEA also)

or centrally to nwbcleisure@northwarks.gov.uk

  • Valuables lockers will be available from reception, but general lockers in changing rooms and the gym will be out of use.
  • We will provide training for all team members on our new way of operating, ensuring both member and team safety is always a priority
  • Limited changing facilities will be provided with limited capacities. Where possible we recommend you arrive and leave in your active wear
  • Currently showers will not be available for any activities.
  • Make yourself aware of the centre safety information displayed and the Covid information point
  • Please stay behind the social distancing screen and adhere to social distancing floor markers
  • If payment is required on site for any reason, you can pay via contactless card – up to £45

Booking and Enquiries

When can I book from? Online booking will open on Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 00:00:01hrs, 2 days prior to opening. We will start taking bookings over the phone on Thursday 23rd from 10:00a.m.

How do I Book? If you are a member you can book two weeks in advance, a non member can book 3 days in advance.

Already a member?

You require an email address and pin number to book and pay.

Don’t know your email address and pin number please ring 01827 719321 select correct facility or email nwbcleisure@northwarks.gov.uk Please don’t re-register if you are already a member.

Not a member? You need to register or join to be able to book online. You can register here on the Bookings page If you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID 19. Please do not attend the centre or activity that you have booked onto and follow NHS guidelines.

Enquiries:

We recommend enquiries are made over the phone or via email. 

You can email the site at: coleshillleisurecentre@northwarks.gov.uk,

atherstoneleisurecomplex@northwarks.gov.uk,

polesworthsportscentre@northwarks.gov.uk (for TQEA also)

or centrally to nwbcleisure@northwarks.gov.uk

Gym Facility Measures

  • The ‘General Measures’ detailed above will apply.
  • We will limit the number of people in the gym at any one time to allow for social distancing. *The maximum number will be subject to the size of your local gym. Certain areas of the gym (e.g. the weights area) will have occupancy limits that must be adhered to.
  • Equipment has been spaced out, pieces of equipment will be put ‘Out of Order’ to ensure adequate social distancing is in place.
  • Where you use equipment or an area, wipe down all equipment and surfaces before and after use
  • Customers are asked to bring their own water bottles for refilling at water fountains
  • We will maximise ventilation in all areas of the gym (through air conditioning and opening windows) to ensure the circulation of fresh air
  • Our team will clean equipment on a regular basis
  • Inductions and customer support will still take place, but with social distancing and good hygiene measures.
  • Personal Trainers will still be able to take place as long as the trainer is happy to do so. Sessions will be required to maintain social distancing.
  • Separate entrance and exit points have been added where possible
  • Instructors and staff will be present throughout the day to ensure safety and support
  • Do not bring sweat towels to the facility. Blue roll will be available and must be disposed of in a bin after use.

Classes Measures

  • The ‘General Measures’ detailed above will apply
  • Classes duration may have altered slightly to ensure safe practise is followed. You will see this information upon booking
  • Time has been created between classes for the team to clean and to improve ventilation
  • Areas have been marked out for social distancing to improve your safety
  • We will limit the number of people in a class at any one time to allow for social distancing.
  • Where you use equipment or an area, wipe down all equipment and surfaces before and after use
  • Customers are asked to bring their own water bottles for refilling at water fountains
  • Do not bring sweat towels to the facility. Blue roll will be available and must be disposed of in a bin after use.  
  • Atherstone classes swipe point to register your classes upon arrival will be at the FT Zone door in the Memorial Hall

    N.B. Aqua will still swipe in the main building at the swim doors.

Swimming – Main Pool – General Session measures

  • The ‘General Measures’ detailed above will apply
  • On arrival, as you are pre-booked, you will be required to swipe in at the swim door (not at reception)
  • The swim programme will be altered to allow safe entry and exit of changing rooms and for social distancing to take place
  • Swimming session will be limited to 1 hour slots to  allow for gaps between activities for ventilation and cleaning.
  • We will limit the number of people in the pool at any one time to allow for social distancing.
  • To allow for smooth change-overs, spend minimal time in the changing room getting ready
  • Take your belongings on to poolside, your own personal tray will be provided to fill with your content. Please wipe down the tray before and after use.
  • You must use the pre-swim shower before entering the pool
  • The main pool will initially offer Lane swimming only
  • Lane swimming will have a one way system ‘loop’
  • The lane swimming is to be continuous with no overtaking. There is to be no stopping at the end of the lanes
  • Post swimming – you can leave at any time during the session
  • Changing room numbers will be limited and social distancing is mandatory
  • There may be staggered times that customers may be asked to leave the pool / queueing may be required to adhere to social distancing
  • Currently showers will not be available for any activities.

  • Cubicles will be available to use
  • There will be spray and wipes for customers to clean surfaces after use in the changing rooms
  • Increased cleaning measures will be in place throughout the day and between sessions to improve hygiene.

Family Pool Measures  

  • The ‘General Measures’ detailed above will apply
  • On arrival, as you are pre-booked, you will be required to swipe in at the swim door (not at reception)
  • The swim programme will be altered to allow safe entry and exit of changing rooms and for social distancing to take place
  • Swimming session will be limited to 1 hour slots to allow for gaps between activities for ventilation and cleaning
  • There will be 2 family slots available, for up to 6 members of the same household at any one time
  • The family sessions will take place in the small pool only
  • The pool shall be split into two. Customers are required to stay in their designated side of the pool
  • We will limit the number of people in the pool at any one time to allow for social distancing.
  • To allow for smooth change-overs, spend minimal time in the changing room getting ready

Swimming lesson Measures

Lessons will return from 1st August. We can currently provide you with the following updates of what to expect: 

  • Only one parent should bring a child into the building and return to pick up their child to reduce the number of people in the facility.
  • The reception viewing gallery will be closed during the sessions (open for pick up / drop off only). Spectating from reception or poolside will not be permitted.
  • Pupils will be required to attend lessons ‘beach ready’ with costumes on under their clothes. This will reduce the time needed in changing rooms prior to the lesson starting.
  • Pupils will arrive 5-10 minutes prior to their lesson commencing. They will get ready in the Small studio in reception, where a member of staff will be ready to let pupils onto poolside prior to their session starting.
  • Pupils will take their belongings in a box provided and wait socially distanced and supervised by poolside until their swim teacher comes to collect their group to enter the pool.
  • Pupils will leave their belongings on poolside in a box.
  • Class format may have altered slightly to improve safety e.g. some equipment may not be used.
  • No other activities will take place in the same pool when lessons are on.
  • Lessons will be 25 minutes to allow for a smooth change-over of groups with social distance maintained.
  • Parents will be allowed into the swim corridor 5 minutes prior to the lesson ending to queue in the family changing corridor socially distanced to pick up their child.
  • Pupils will collect their belongings from poolside leaving the boxes behind and go to the changing rooms to meet their parent and get dried and changed.
  • Showers will not be available for use post lesson, but cubicles and changing areas will be.
  • Changing rooms have maximum capacities, a lifeguard will be present to supervise, there may be a small que but this will be short.
  • Following the lesson the changing area and boxes will be cleaned before the next class begins.
  • Where required, pre-school stage 1 children may be required to wear arm discs.
  • Where required, parents may be asked to attend lessons in the water with younger children (only one parent, per child).  
  • At times we will run fewer lessons within the pool at one time to allow for both children and swimming teachers to social distance. This may mean that some pupils lesson times will change. If this is the case you will be emailed prior to starting to confirm.Take your belongings on to poolside, your own personal tray will be provided to fill with your content. Please wipe down the tray before and after use.

Gymnastics Coaching Measures

Lessons will return from 1st August. We can currently provide you with the following updates of what to exect:

  • 1:8 - Staff ratio to children
  • 1 Court per group
  • Pre-school children to be assisted by a parent to help with social distancing
  • All children will be social distanced during activities
  • All equipment will be cleaned before & after use
  • Hand sanatising or Hand washing encouraged through out the class
  • No sharing of eqiupment
  • Variety of activities planned each week
  • Staff & group stay together each week
  • We are following goverment guidance & British Gymnastics guidance, ensuring all children & Staff are kept safe

Racket Sports Measures  

  • The ‘General Measures’ detailed above will apply
  • Although we will provide racket and ball / shuttle hire, we advise customers bring their own equipment where possible.
  • Wipe down all equipment before and after use
  • Do not bring sweat towels to the facility. Blue roll will be available and must be disposed of in a bin after use.
  • Blue roll, spray bottles and hand sanitiser are available please ensure any sweat is cleared up and blue roll disposed of in a bin. Please also clean touch points (e.g. door handles / plates) when leaving.
  •  Please maintain good standards of hygiene, cleaning your hands regularly.
  • Customers are asked to bring their water bottles for refilling at water fountains
  • 15-20 minutes have been left between sessions to allow for ventilation and additional cleaning to take place.
  • Only two people can play on one court, unless doubles partners are in the same ‘bubble’ and it is safe to play with more than two.  
  • If you are not from the same bubble or household for squash, you will have to play ‘sides’. See Squash Englands link to learn more.

     https://www.englandsquash.com/backtosquash?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Bowls Measures  

  • Sessions capacities will limited to ensure social distancing can take place e.g. up to 12 per badminton court or up to 14 in the studio, memorial hall up to 16. 
  • Chairs will be spaced out for social distancing
  • Participants must clean bowls before and after use and not share bowls.
  • The ‘Jack’ must be cleaned between each round.
  • Good hand hygiene must be maintained before and after sessions.
  • No hot drinks to avoid congregations and contact, hot drink flasks advised.
  • One way system exceptions for users who require lift usage.

Private Hire Measures

Clubs and groups that hire our venues will be able to return to business as long as their governing bodies have provided guidelines, and the clubs and groups have provided a risk assessment to the facility to show their plans to comply. Please get in touch with your club or group for more information about re-starting.  

Sports Activities and Events Currently Not Starting

The following Sports Activities will not start until further guidelines deem it safe to do so:  

All Pool Parties We are keeping an eye on guidelines to understand when we can re-start

All inflatable sessions We are keeping an eye on guidelines to understand when we can re-start

All rafts and floats sessions We are keeping an eye on guidelines to understand when we can re-start

Indoor Basketball, Cricket Indoor Football / Indoor Walking Football and other team sports

We are keeping an eye on guidelines to understand when we can re-start

Parties: soft play, nerf and toddler sessions

We are keeping an eye on guidelines to understand when we can re-start We are reviewing what alternative parties we may be able to offer in the near future

Playtimes soft play sessions

We are keeping an eye on guidelines to understand when we can re-start

Tea Dance We are keeping an eye on guidelines to understand when we can re-start

Bar events Although pubs and outdoor events have been allowed to re-open, we are awaiting further information on indoor events before we can commence to open this facility.  

TQEA indoor Hire

We are awaiting confirmation of access to run the facility. We will update you as we know more.  

TQEA Outdoor Artificial and Grass Pitches Measures

We are awaiting confirmation of access to run the facility. We will update you as we know more.

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Questions and Comments:

If you have any specific queries or concerns, please feel free to email us at nwbcleisure@northwarks.gov.uk.

Your query may prompt us to update our information and help others.

Thank you for your co-operation and please keep checking this page for updates. We look forward to welcoming you back to leisure.

Last updated Tuesday, 21st July 2020

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