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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

 

We’re back, 2nd – Update 26.11.20

We can't wait to see you all on Wednesday 2nd December! 

We're extremely pleased to announce that we will be open at the very first opportunity on Wednesday 2nd December, and we can't wait to see you all!

Our gym sessions will be back as normal with bookings required as before.

Bookings can be made from Friday 27th November at 9am.

As the new Tier 3 local restrictions are now in place, unfortunately, we are unable to offer Group Exercise to our customers. As a valued member we will always look for ways to support you and keep you active. So, we are still offering our members Your Space @ Home for FREE, to get moving straight please check your inbox to retrieve your unique promo code and follow the steps to join.

Swimming sessions are available to book as normal but there will be no aqua based group exercise available.

Payments - For people whose direct debits were taken on the 1st November, you will not pay again until 1st January. For those people whose payments fall on the 15th of the month, your next payment will be 15th December, as we didn't take payment in November. Annual members will be credited with an extra one month on top of their membership.

Booking your sessions...

Our swim sessions will be available to book via the BPL Bookings portal from Friday 27th December at 9am!
Not sure how to get started? follow these steps below: 

Although these steps show class bookings, the same steps apply for gym and swim sessions.

- Members can book up to 9 days in advance for all sessions.
- Bookings are required for gym sessions & swim sessions. 
- Members can book one gym session & one swim session per day (Subject to availability)

Barnsley: BPL Bookings Portal

Bassetlaw: BPL Bookings Portal

FAQs

When will my next payment be taken?
For people whose direct debits were taken on the 1st November you will not pay again until 1st January.
For those people whose payments fall on the 15th of the month, your next payment will be 15th December as we didn't take your payment in November.
Annual members will be credited with an extra one month on top of their membership.


How many sessions can I book?
Members can book one gym session & one swim session (Subject to availability).

Are Aqua classes running? 
No, Aqua classes aren't currently running as they fall into group exercise. Lane Swimming will continue as normal.

 

 

We’re back again – Update 24.11.20

We love bringing you news like this…

We’re back, once again!

With the government giving us the green light, we can go ahead and reopen our doors on Wednesday 2nd December.

We will update you on any changes that tiered restrictions may have us via our social media pages and websites.

We can’t wait to see you all again on 2nd December.

Keep smiling, the wait is nearly over, it’s time to feel good again!

2nd November 2020 17:00

Unfortunately, due to the most recent Government lockdown announcement, we will once again be temporarily closing all our venues on Wednesday 4th November at 10pm.

We will automatically FREEZE all memberships and we WILL NOT TAKE ANY PAYMENTS during the closure. So there is NO NEED to cancel your Direct Debit, or your membership.

For payments that have been collected on 1st November should we be able to re-open on the 2nd December you will not make any payment until the 1st of January.

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

We can't wait to welcome you back as soon as we possibly can. (Fingers crossed we are allowed to re-open on 2nd December.)

We can't thank you all enough for the support you have shown us during these difficult times.

 

29th October 2020 13:00

Bassetlaw and Mansfield will now be in Tier 3, the very high level of the Covid Alert system from 00:01 on Friday 30th October. However, Bircotes, Retford, Worksop Leisure Centres and Your Space Mansfield will still remain open, with some minor changes. 

Gym
The gym will be open as usual with all social distancing measures in place.

Group Exercise Classes
Updates TBC

Swimming
Swimming sessions and lessons remain unaffected, and will continue as usual with all social distancing measures in place.

We are extremely thankful for your cooperation so far and we please ask you remain alert, continuing to follow all the steps to keep our staff, members and yourself safe;

  • Follow all social distancing rules and remain 2 metres apart in all areas of our facility
  • Wear a face covering in all communal areas
  • Continue sanitising your hands regularly
  • Ensure you wipe down the equipment after each use with cleaning equipment provided
  • Train on your own (pairs permitted if you are from the same household)
  • One parent or person from your support bubble to attend with swimmer
  • Normal booking processes apply where applicable - please note bookings can only be made for people in the same household.

We are working closely with the local authorities on the provisions we can operate and we will provide updates as soon as we have any further information.

Please stay safe and follow the guidelines in place so we can continue to remain open.

We're in this together!

 

26th October 2020 09:00

Group Exercise Classes – We are delighted to say that our group exercise classes are back for our Barnsley venues and are now available to book online!

After further discussions with local authorities and further industry guidance, we have been given the go-ahead to re-introduce our group exercise classes.

Classes can be booked through the Your Space App or by clicking the following link: https://bit.ly/BPLBookingsBarnsley

As a member you can book classes from the new time of 7am for up to 9 days in advance.

Bookings will only count if they were made after 14:00 on Sunday 25th October. If you booked anytime before this please re-book as your previous booking will not count, sorry for any inconvenience caused.

As we are now back offering our classes at our venues, we will no longer be offering live classes on the Your Space App due to instructor availability.

 

 

 

21st October 2020 09:00

We would just like to give you a reassuring update regarding today's announcement from the Government. As you may be aware, Barnsley will now be in Tier 3, the very high level of the Covid Alert system from 00:01 on Saturday 24th October.

However, the following venues will still remain open, with some minor changes: Metrodome Leisure Complex, Dearneside Leisure Centre, Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Your Space Hoyland Leisure Centre and Your Space Royston Leisure Centre.

Gym
The gyms will be open as usual with all social distancing measures in place.

Group Exercise Classes
Unfortunately, due to the Tier 3 restrictions from the government, there will now be no group exercise classes taking place from Saturday 24th October, until government restrictions are relaxed.

However, we will now be giving all our members at venues affected by the Tier 3 restrictions FREE access to Your Space at Home until January! This is our new online club that has over 1200 minutes worth of your favourite classes, taught by your favourite instructors, that you can do from the comfort of your own home. We will be sending out your unique code for this in the coming days.

Swimming
Swimming sessions and lessons remain unaffected and will continue as usual with all social distancing measures in place.
Changes will be made to Calypso Cove Waterpark opening days and times in the coming days. Please keep an eye out on their Facebook page for updates.


We are extremely thankful for your cooperation so far and we please ask you remain alert, continuing to follow all the steps to keep our staff, members and yourself safe;

  • Follow all social distancing rules and remain 2 metres apart in all areas of our facility
  • Continue sanitising your hands regularly
  • Ensure you wipe down the equipment after each use with cleaning equipment provided
  • Train on your own (pairs permitted if you are from the same household)
  • Wear a face covering in all communal areas
  • Normal booking processes apply where applicable - please note bookings can only be made for people in the same household.

We are working closely with the local authorities on the provisions we can operate and we will provide updates as soon as we have any further information.

Please stay safe and follow the guidelines in place so we can continue to remain open.


 

12th October 2020 16:30

We would just like to give you a reassuring update regarding yesterday’s announcement from the Government. As you may be aware, Barnsley is now in Tier 2, the high level of the Covid Alert system. However, at this present time, this means there are no changes to the current way we are operating with safety restrictions in place.

We are extremely thankful for your cooperation so far and we please ask you remain alert, continuing to follow all the steps to keep our staff, members and yourself safe;

  • Follow all social distancing rules and remain 2 metres apart in all areas of our facility
  • Continue sanitising your hands regularly
  • Ensure you wipe down the equipment after each use with cleaning equipment provided
  • Train on your own (pairs permitted if you are from the same household)
  • Wear a face covering in all communal areas


We will continue to operate our current group exercise programme with all social distancing measures in place. Normal booking processes apply to our classes and gym sessions where applicable - please note bookings can only be made for people in the same household.

All aquatics activities including swimming lessons will take place as they have been unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

We are working closely with the local authorities on the provisions we can operate and we will provide updates as soon as we have any further information.

 

12th May 2020 16:00

After recent government announcements, we are delighted to inform all our customers that both our golf course are back open from the following dates:

Kilton Forest Golf Course - Wednesday 13th May 2020
Wombwell Hillies Golf Course - Thursday 14th May 2020

Please click your course below to find out all the relevant information to ensure you have a safe visit!

Kilton Forest Golf Course

Wombwell Hillies Golf Course 



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)

Classes are back… update 26.10.20

Group Exercise Classes – We are delighted to say that our group exercise classes are back and are now available to book online!

After further discussions with local authorities and further industry guidance, we have been given the go ahead to re-introduce our group exercise classes.

Classes can be booked through the Your Space App or by clicking the following link: https://bit.ly/BPLBookingsBarnsley

As a member you can book classes from the new time of 7am for up to 9 days in advance.

Bookings will only count if they were made after 14:00 on Sunday 25th October. If you booked anytime before this please re-book as your previous booking will not count, sorry for any inconvenience caused.

As we are now back offering our classes at our venues, we will no longer be offering live classes on the Your Space App due to instructor availability.

Also, we will still keep giving members at venues effected by the Tier 3 restrictions FREE access to Your Space at Home until January! This is our new online club that has over 1200 minutes worth of your favourite classes, taught by your favourite instructors, that you can do from the comfort of your own home. We will be sending out your unique code for this in the coming days.

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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