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COVID-19-Update-1

It’s been 14 weeks since we closed our sports centres as part of the UK wide lockdown to protect our communities from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are continuing to follow the Welsh Government’s safeguarding strategy, so until the lockdown restrictions are eased for leisure centres and indoor gyms our centres will remain closed.

We have been putting the lockdown time to good use though, working hard to improve each of our centres ready for our customers return:

·         Tredegar has had a new 3G pitch installed

·         Abertillery is having it’s changing rooms refurbished

·         Ebbw Vale is having new carpets in the 3G cages, refurbishment to its wet-side changing room and solar panels installed on the roof


Getting Ready for Re-opening

In preparation for the eventual re-opening of our venues, we will be undertaking a deep clean of all of our sports centres and preparing them to ensure that social distancing can be maintained by all our customers and staff. 

We’re implementing a number of safety measures including:

·         Perspex screens at reception

·         Training for all staff to ensure the high levels of awareness

·         PPE will be provided to all staff

·         A one-way system will be implemented in all of our centres where appropriate

·         Hand-sanitising stations will be provided for all customers

·         New ways of working out and timetables are being developed


Taking Care of Yourselves

To help us to help you, we urge all our customers to follow the Welsh government’s guidance relating to safeguarding yourself and the wider community:

Full information can be found at  https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-advice

To help protect yourself and keep active:

  • If you feel unwell and have the symptoms of a high fever, persistent dry cough and/or loss of taste or smell please self-isolate and contact the NHS for a test.
  • Please ensure you wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with hot water and soap or use hand sanitiser to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Help prevent yourself from contracting Covid-19 and maintain good hygiene at all times ensuring you keep your hands away from your mouth, eyes and nose.


Further Updates

As soon as we have more details on how and when our centres will be opening safely, we will post updates on our social media channels and via our Aneurin Leisure app, which can be downloaded free from Google Play and Apple App Store.

We’ll also be continuing to share virtual workouts, livestream classes and activity challenges on our facebook pages and YouTube channels – so be sure to follow us at:


·         https://www.facebook.com/bglifecard/

·         https://www.facebook.com/Bgreferral/

Take care, stay safe and we hope to see you all again soon.
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Following the re-opening of the main gates and car parks on wednesday 3rd June at Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar, we are now preparing to re-open more facilities for our visitors.

On Friday 19th June our 9 Hole Golf Course will re-open to the public, and will be available from 9am - 3.30pm each day.  Please note that our golf driving range will remain closed for the moment.

We have implemented a new online booking system via our website, which will enable people to pre-book and pay for their round of golf before arriving at the park.  This booking system combined with our new policy to separate every tee time throughout the day with a 15-minute gap, will enable us to control the amount of people using the golf course at one time and therefore help golfers to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Book your round of golf online here

In order to keep our golfers and staff as safe as possible, we also have a new set of rules and procedures for the golf course which can be found below:

BOOKING:

·         All sessions MUST be booked prior to your visit.

·         To book a session click here 

·         Maximum of 2 players per hole.

·         Please bring your own equipment (including golf balls).

·         The Golf Driving Range will remain closed at this time.


ARRIVAL

·         Check in no earlier than 10 minutes before your tee time. Please bring your proof of purchase email.

·         Tee off times are separated by a 15 minute gap.

·         Please wash your hands at the facilities provided.


DURING YOUR ROUND

·         Adhere to social distancing at all times.

·         Grounds staff have priority at all times.

·         Do not touch or remove flags. Upturned cups will be in position.

·         Do not shake hands.

·         After your game finishes please leave the course immediately.

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Following the partial easing of the Welsh Government lockdown guidelines we have made some changes to the status of some of our venues, which were closed at the start of lockdown:



Parks

Our parks at Bedwellty Park and Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar are now open once again for local visitors; the gates at both parks will be open daily from 8.30am – 8.30pm.

Our cafe's at Parc Bryn Bach and Bedwellty House have re-opened to provide visitors with a variety of take away refreshments:

·         The Lake View Cafe at Parc Bryn Bach is open daily from 11am - 4pm

·         The Orchid House Tea Room at Bedwellty House is open Thursdays to Sundays from 11am - 4pm

Our 9 hole golf course and golf driving range are now open daily at Parc Bryn Bach - please note all sessions must be booked and paid for online at least 24 hours before arriving at the park, bookings can be made using the following links:

·         Book your round of golf

·         Book your driving range session

For the moment all other facilities at Parc Bryn Bach and Bedwellty House remain closed – including the children’s play areas and toilets.

Libraries

We are working closely with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to finalise the details of the reopening of libraries in the county. Our priority is to make sure that we have the requisite procedures in place to ensure the safety of our customers and staff, and we are working hard to make sure that all of our libraries are as safe as possible before we reopen.

In the meantime, we are continuing to welcome new library members via our website and encourage all our members to the free online Borrowbox service so that they have access to e-books and e-audiobooks whilst our physical sites are closed.

Sports Centres

All our centres remain closed until we receive confirmation from the Welsh Government that we can reopen. During this closure period all direct debit payments for life membership and our swim school have been frozen. All cash paying swim school customers’ lessons will be transferred to the next block when we re-open.

For ideas on how to exercise at home follow our Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/bglifecard/ and https://www.facebook.com/Bgreferral/

Other Venues

Our Learning Action Centres and The Met remain closed at this time, but we will provide further updates on these as soon as we can.
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Following the recent lockdown, an easing of the regulations will allow parks in Tredegar to start to reopen from Wednesday, 3rd June.

Aneurin Leisure Trust which manages Bedwellty House and Park and Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar on behalf of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council will start with a phased reopening of facilities to support local residents.

From 3rd June, car parks at Parc Bryn Bach will reopen to visitors and the local angling club will resume its activities; the gates at Bedwellty House and Park will reopen to allow local people to enjoy walking around the gardens.

Joanne Collins, Executive Member for Education for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council said, “In line with the Welsh government’s easing of restrictions, we’re working closely with Aneurin Leisure to ensure that residents have access to amenities in their local area whereby they can exercise more than once a day.  We will continue to monitor the situation and increase full access to the sites in accordance with the government’s instructions.”   

Phill Sykes, Operations Director of Aneurin Leisure Trust added, “We’re delighted that we can begin to reopen the parks which will enable people to start to return to a more normal way of life.  We are taking precautions to keep our sites as safe as possible and we urge all our visitors to maintain social distancing at all times. Our team is working hard to bring the parks back to their best and this means that the golf course will take a little longer to reopen but we hope that members can start to enjoy a round from mid-June.  We’re also working to reopen a take-away service at the café and will confirm this as soon as possible.”

The visitor centre at Parc Bryn Bach will remain closed at this time therefore fishing access is for members of the angling club only and the driving range will remain closed.  In accordance with the Welsh Government’s regulations, all play areas will also remain closed to visitors at this time and the parks are only accessible to local residents.
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Updated on 13 May 2020 at 13:50

Following the Welsh Government's recent announcement we are delighted to advise our customers that we are developing plans to reopen our libraries across Blaenau Gwent.

MAALD (Museums, Archives, Arts and Libraries Division of Welsh Government) is working closely with Public Health Wales to ensure the safety of both our customers and staff to enable us to reopen our services as soon as possible.

We will continue to update you on our progress and when the libraries will formally reopen.

Update on Post Office Services at Cwm Library

We are also happy to announce that Post Office services at Cwm Library will resume every Tuesday from 10am – 1pm starting from Tuesday 26th May for local residents.

Please note that there will be no library provision on these days yet as we are still finalising our plans for the safe reopening of our libraries.

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Covid-19 Update on our Sports Centres
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9 Hole Golf Course Set to Re-open at Parc Bryn Bach
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Coronavirus Update on our Venues
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