The Welsh Government has recently made changes to regulations allowing larger gatherings of up to 30 people outdoors for organised and supervised sports and other leisure activities/classes.
We have carefully examined the guidance and will be working closely with all of our sports group partners to determine a way forward which allows us to prioritise their needs and to ensure the safety for all group members and staff engaging in sport.
Some national governing bodies have also provided return-to-sport guidance and information and while we understand that many local sports clubs would like to get back to training as soon as possible, we do not feel that it is practical or safe for us to open our outdoor pitches until we have completed our consultation. There is guidance and procedures provided to sports groups to follow:
In addition to this consultation with sports groups, we are working with national governing bodies and the Welsh Government to plan the safe reopening of our sports facilities. During this time, we will be providing two new virtual classes per week – free of charge – via our Facebook and YouTube channels. We believe this is the safest way to deliver classes at this time and will be working towards a safe return to our facilities as soon as possible.
All of our membership costs are currently frozen and will remain so until we are in a position to reopen our sports facilities as fully as possible in the current situation, we don’t believe it is fair to our members to re-start these payments with minimal interaction.
We are continuing to monitor the guidance from Welsh Government and are busy preparing for the safe re-opening of all of our sport and leisure facilities and look forward to welcoming all our members and clubs back as soon as it is safe for us to do so.