New COVID safety measures for Council-owned leisure centres
From Thursday 24 September customers will be required to wear face coverings while visiting or using the Council leisure centres.
Face coverings are to be worn by customers when they are not participating in sport or exercise, such as in reception areas, spectating swimming lessons, cafes and changing rooms.
Customers do not need to wear a face covering whilst they are exercising.
Face covering exemption criteria will apply and a list of those who are exempt can be found here.
From Thursday it will become a legal requirement for leisure centres to display a QR code poster for visitors to scan and record their attendance as part of the national track and trace system.
All Council-owned leisure centres which are open will include signage reminding visitors and customers to wear a face covering and to use the track and trace system.
Leisure centres which are open include, Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre, Oakengates Leisure Centre, Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre, Newport Swimming Pool, Horsehay Village Golf Centre and Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre.
Leisure centres will also be required to be closed from 10pm – 5am.
Councillor Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Libraries and Culture, said: “These steps will help keep everyone safe whilst using the leisure centres and help us to keep infection rates down. The safety of visitors and staff is always our top priority.
We continue to do everything we can to help keep infection rates down and would urge everyone who visits one of our leisure centres to follow these rules to keep themselves, and others safe.
Let’s all keep doing our bit to avoid a local lockdown, and follow these rules.”
For more information visit the Telford & Wrekin Leisure website.