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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

24th March 2020 10:00

We’re freezing all your memberships!

There’s no need to contact us, we’re taking care of everything automatically.

Please don’t cancel your direct debit, your PRICE FOR LIFE is locked in!
As your local health and wellbeing charity your membership is very important to us.

We hope everyone is following government advice and staying at home. Here are some home workouts our fitness instructors have put together to keep you active at home – https://bit.ly/BPLHomeWorkouts

Watch this space for further home workouts, released later today!

 

23rd March 2020 20:00

It is with regret that we now have to close both our golf courses; Kilton Forest Golf Course and Hillies Golf Course. 

As always we would love our customers to stay as active as possible, but we strongly urge you to follow social distancing guidelines!

 

20th March 2020 20:00

Following the most recent government announcement, all our leisure centres are closed from 10pm tonight (20th March 2020)

 

17th March 2020 12:00

We would like to reassure all our customers that here at BPL we are working together to ensure that all the necessary and practical steps are being taken to ensure your safety within our venues.

Maintaining our physical and mental health cannot be underplayed in these challenging circumstances, and here at BPL, we want to ensure you can maintain your health by continuing to have access to our venues.

We're working around the clock, taking extra measures to ensure all surfaces are clean, additional hand sanitisers are available, and the public remains as safe as possible.

We are in constant contact with Public Health England and are reviewing our approach daily.

Public Health opinion is that it is generally safe to go swimming at this time. Water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus. (1)

We’re in this together!

We ask all our customers to please help us to help each other by following the below advice; 

  • Keep active – its one of the best defences to viral disease 
  • If you’re sick, don’t go – think about others 
  • Wash your hands before... and after… your activity – Hand sanitisers will be available at the entrance to our venues 
  • If Swimming, always shower before and after 
  • Clean your equipment after use 
  • Catch all coughs and sneezes – we’ve made tissue available throughout our sites. If you can’t it’s advisable to cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands afterwards.  



Further to new guidance issued on 17th March 2020 17:00 

We will be following UK Active Guidelines by reducing group exercise and public swimming capacity by 50% and asking customers to maintain a 2m gap from each other, at all venues.  (2) 

We will be reducing kit availability to maintain a 2m gap where feasible.  

Increased volume and frequency of cleaning will continue throughout the day.  

Our bars and cafes will be reducing capacity and offering a limited service. 

At the Metrodome our Bowling and Hideout will be closed from Wednesday 18th March 2020 until further notice.  

There will be no forthcoming public events in the Metrodome Arena.  

The sauna & steam rooms located on all sites that have them will be closed until further notice.


For our customers who are deemed vulnerable we ask them to follow the guidelines from public health seriously, however we will not be actively excluding people from our venues.  

Latest public health guidelines for vulnerable adults link; 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults 



This is a rapidly moving situation and we ask members to continue to visit the relevant websites below for guidance:

NHS UK Coronavirus
 
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

The World Health Organisation

GOV UK

(1) UK Active

(2) Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group

We will update this webpage with any new information.

This is a distressing time for our staff and our customers. We are experiencing a high volume of calls so please bear with us.

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