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Covid-19

Date Updated:

19th April 2021

The recent Government announcement stated that indoor leisure [which we fall under] may now reopen under restricted measures, this is Step 2 of the unlocking process. We have finally reopened and are able to welcome existing and new members to all 4 of our centres.

Social distancing measures will remain in place until we have completely unlocked (Step 3). The earliest date on which we can move to Step 3 is June 21st 2021.

This date however cannot be confirmed until the Government give notice of the change from step 2, see the quote and references below as a reminder of the protocol for unlocking.

“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 OPEN and operating covid-safe Social Distancing Measures. 

We appreciate your patience and ongoing support at this tricky time.

 

 

References

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