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Covid-19

Date Updated:

22nd February 2021

Todays Government announcement stated that indoor leisure [which we fall under] will reopen (under restricted measures yet to be detailed) in Step 2 of the unlocking process.

The earliest date on which we can move to Step 2 is April 12th 2021. As this falls in our Easter Holidays our first day back will hopefully be Monday 19th April 2021.

This date however cannot be confirmed by us until 6th April 2021 at the earliest as the Government will give 1 weeks notice of the change from one step.

“At every stage, our decisions will be led by data not dates, and subjected to four tests.

First, that the vaccine deployment programme continues successfully;

second, that evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths;

third, that infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS;

and fourth, that our assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new variants of Covid that cause concern.

Before taking each step we will review the data against these tests and because it takes at least four weeks for the data to reflect the impact of relaxations in restrictions and we want to give the country a week’s notice before each change – there will be at least five weeks between each step.” [1]

We are minded that there is always the possibility that this initially quoted date may be deferred or that once reaching the Step we may yet return to stricter measures and be forced to close again.

“We can’t, I’m afraid, rule out re-imposing restrictions at local or regional level if evidence suggests they are necessary to contain or suppress a new variant which escapes the vaccines.” [2]

Current Status:

We are closed and will remain closed until we move into Step 2 of the unlocking of Lockdown 3. 

All those with pending trials have been paused and will be contacted when we reopen our doors again in due course.

We appreciate your patience and ongoing support at this incredibly difficult time.

Stay safe and above all well and know that we are missing you all so much but looking forward to seeing you again when it is safe to do so.

 

References

[1] [2] PM statement to the House of Commons on roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England: 22 February 2021