CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Latest Updates & FAQ's

Covid-19 Update: 25 September 2020

Bellshill Library will reopen on Tuesday 29 September and Kilsyth Library will reopen on Wednesday 30 September.

A number of changes have been implemented to the space to keep everyone safe including reduced opening hours, the mandatory wearing of facial coverings, and signage to support good hand hygiene, social distancing and safe browsing.

Only the ground floor will be open at Kilsyth Library at this time.

For more information, please click here.  

 

Covid-19 Update: 15 September 2020

Motherwell Library will reopen on Wednesday 16 September.

A number of changes have been implemented to the space to keep everyone safe including reduced opening hours, the mandatory wearing of facial coverings, and signage to support good hand hygiene, social distancing and safe browsing.

Mandatory work is currently underway on the roof and stonework. Only the ground floor will be open during the works which will take several months.

For more information on the reopening of Motherwell Library, please click here 

 

Covid-19 Update: 7 September 2020

Culture and Leisure NL – Latest Information

After several months of closure, Culture and Leisure NL is pleased to announce a number of services and facilities are re-opening to the public. 

These will open on a phased basis, with reduced hours and reduced capacity, to help make our facilities as safe and secure for the public and staff as much as possible. 

 

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, opened to the public on Wednesday 26 August and North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is due to open later this month. Libraries are opening in a phased approach with Coatbridge and Cumbernauld libraries already open from 31 August and Airdrie library following from 7 September. Other libraries across North Lanarkshire will re-open over the coming weeks.

 

As of 14 September, six of our indoor sports/leisure facilities will re-open and these are Tryst, Broadwood, Ravenscraig, Time Capsule, Airdrie and Wishaw. 

Similar to libraries, the leisure service recovery will follow a phased approach as we have been busy implementing health and safety measures and planning how our operational procedures will work. This, however, is a complex task, with restrictions implemented and capacity reduced. Our venues will look different on re-opening, and how customers access and use our facilities will be a different experience from before. 

More information for gyms, pools and fitness studios can be found on in the update below. For any general enquires regarding these services please call 01236 341969 or email accessnl@nlleisure.com

A full update on all of the new gym and fitness class safety and booking procedures can be found here - https://bit.ly/2Z5RzIY 

(Please note at this stage there will be no dry side access to changing facilities)

A full swimming update with the new procedures and FAQ's can be found here -  https://bit.ly/31YvC0a

Full information on our sport development kids classes can be found here - https://bit.ly/2ZmSFAj 

Please note we are not taking new participants for the Learn to Swim programme at present but we will update our channels when we have availability. 

Time Capsule Update - bit.ly/326Myli

Our Customer Contact Centre is now up and running. 

The team can be reached on 01236 341969 and can help with any questions customers may have. The operating hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday - 8am - 7pm

Friday - 8am - 4pm 

You can also email - accessnl@nlleisure.com 

 

Our priority has been for the safety of pupils and staff in schools and we are now working towards the safe recovery of school and pitch lettings with further detail to follow. Like sports/leisure centres, pitch and school recovery must comply with health and safety regulations, with restrictions put in place as required.

 

Culture and Leisure NL and North Lanarkshire Council have both faced significant financial challenges over the last few years, however the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an immediate and direct impact on culture and leisure operations in terms of lost income. This means that we are not yet in the position to start back all of our services, venues and facilities and when considering the future, some tough decisions will need to be made about the viability of some of them.

 

Thank you for your continued patience. We have uploaded specific guidance for visiting our venues and facilities on our websites and we ask that customers read this so they are aware of changes and know what to expect when attending. Please maintain physical distancing and wear a mask or face covering where appropriate within indoor areas. 

 

We will keep customers updated on further re-opening plans however please keep checking our websites and social media channels for more detailed information on what services are available, and which venues are open in line with our agreed recovery plan, developed in conjunction with North Lanarkshire Council.

Please check back here regularly for more information or alternatively visit www.culturenl.co.uk  

 

Covid-19 Update: 2 September 2020

WELCOME BACK!

We are delighted to announce that some of our facilities will be opening from Monday 14 September as part of a phased approach.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back and have been working very hard in the background with North Lanarkshire Council and all partners to ensure all relevant safety measures and procedures are in place and in line with the most up to date government advice.   

The venues which will be opening on Monday 14 September are:

·        Tryst

·        Broadwood

·        Ravenscraig

·        Time Capsule

·        Airdrie

·        Wishaw

Swimming pools at Tryst, Wishaw and the Swimzone at Time Capsule will open 14 September also. Full swim information is listed below. Health Suites will not open at this stage.

Full information on how to book various sessions along with our safety procedures will be released very soon. 

For any general enquires please call 01236 341969 or email accessnl@nlleisure.com

We have not finalised dates for the next phase of reopening as of yet, but as soon as we have further details, we will update our website and all relevant channels. 

DIRECT DEBITS

If you are a direct debit member, we will automatically restart your membership from Monday 14 September  so you can start using any of our venues highlighted above from this date. We will notify all direct debit members prior to payment.

Memberships will re-start on the 14th September, no payments will be taken for the period of the 14th September to the 4th October to compensate for the lost time in March and DD's restart on the 5th October. 

If you’re not quite ready to get back to your membership yet, don’t worry, you can cancel your direct debit any time before 30 September and you won’t be charged anything further.

SINGLE SITE MEMBERSHIPS

If you have a single site membership you will have access to your nearest venue.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS

Annual memberships will automatically be extended to cover time lost during the closure and we will notify members directly of their new expiry date. 

HEALTH & FITNESS 

Please follow the link below for an update on all of new gym and fitness class safety and booking procedures related to the first phase of reopening on 14 September -  

https://bit.ly/2Z5RzIY 

We are aiming to have the booking system and class timetable live for Wednesday 9 September. 

 

SWIMMING  

If you hold a direct debit for any of our lesson programmes we’ll inform you directly of restart dates and direct debit information. 

Swimming pools at Tryst, Wishaw and Time Capsule Swim zone will open on 14 September for lane swimming and clubs.

Learn to Swim programme within these pools is planned to open on 5 October.

To comply with government guidance we’ve had to change some of our swimming sessions. Swimmers will be able to book Lane Swimming session, Family ‘Bubble’ session on some un-programmed Swim Session. 

Full info, new procedures and FAQ's can be found here - https://bit.ly/31YvC0a 

SPORT DEVELOPMENT KIDS CLASSES

We are delighted to announce that most of our Sport Development programmes and classes will be opening from Monday 14 September. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back and have been working very hard in the background with all partners and National Governing Body's to ensure all relevant safety measures and procedures are in place and in line with the most up to date government advice.

Full information can be found here - https://bit.ly/2ZmSFAj 

FOOTBALL PITCHES

Please find all the most up to date information on football pitch bookings here - https://bit.ly/3hUzNj6 

SAFETY

Safety is of paramount importance to us and we have made a number of changes to the way our venues will operate for the safety of our customers and our staff. We will publish these on our website in the coming days so you can familiarise yourselves with them before returning to our venues. 

THANK YOU

We thank you for your continued patience.

We will continue to keep our website and social media channels up-to-date, in line with government advice and our agreed recovery plans with North Lanarkshire Council, so please check in regularly for updates. 

You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for our latest updates.

 

 

Covid-19 Update: 25 August 2020

Cumbernauld and Coatbridge Libraries will reopen on Monday 31 August. 

A number of changes have been implemented to our libraries to keep everyone safe including reduced opening hours, the mandatory wearing of facial coverings, and signage to support good hand hygiene, social distancing and safe browsing.

For more information on the reopening of Cumbernauld and Coatbridge Libraries, please click HERE


Covid-19 Update: 24 August 2020

The CultureNL Libraries home delivery service will restart on Monday 31 August.

Several changes have been made to comply with social distancing to allow us to deliver the service safely and in line with most up to date Government guidelines.

For more information, please click here




Covid-19 Update: 22 August 2020

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life will reopen on Wednesday 26 August. 

A number of changes have been made to ensure customers experience a safe and enjoyable visit to the museum. As it has always been during this crisis, protecting our staff and customers remains our priority, and we’re continuing to be led by the government’s guidance to ensure safety is firmly at the heart of our plans.

Summerlee Museum  has been awarded Good to Go status, designed by VisitScotland and recognised by the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This Industry Standard mark confirms that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Visitors must book in advance. Full details can be found here.

 

Covid-19 Statement - 20 August 2020

The Scottish Government announced earlier today that gyms, swimming pools and fitness studios will be able to reopen with appropriate safety measures from the 31st August.

Following this announcement, we are working hard in the background with NLC and all partners to ensure all relevant safety measures and procedures are in place and in line with the most up to date Government advice.

We thank you for your continued patience and we will confirm opening dates and full details as soon as possible. 

 

We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date in line with government advice and our agreed recovery plans with the council, so please check in regularly for updates. 

You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for our latest updates.

 

Updated Covid-19 Statement - 10 August 2020.

From Monday 10th August, until further notice.

Any football team who has filled out the correct Covid Co-ordinator paperwork and is wishing to pay for their current 3G Training Let can do so at one of the specific centres below, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm.

Payments should be 7 days in advance and any booking not paid by 1 pm will be removed from the system.

North:

Broadwood, Ravenswood, Abronhill Oak Road, Kilsyth St Pats, Airdrie or St Margarets can call Broadwood Leisure Centre - 01236 341952

South:

West End Park, Wishaw, Keir Hardie, Bothwellhaugh, St Ambrose, Ravenscraig can call Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility - 01698 640800

*Please note the lets are for club lets training only. Further information along with all booking procedures can be found in the update below.

Updated Covid-19 Statement - 29 July 2020.

OUTDOOR FACILTIES UPDATE

Culture and Leisure NL is planning for the safe and responsible re-opening of some outdoor facilities and venues in the coming days and weeks.

As the next stage our phased approach we are planning to reopen 3G football pitches for club training lets only on Monday 3rd August within certain timeframes, please check your local site for details. 

(Let opening times - 6pm-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-3pm on the weekend.)

Please note at this stage it will be club training lets only and no ad hoc bookings can be made currently. Grass pitches will also remain closed at this time. 

To book you must contact david.keating@nlleisure.com who will provide a form which highlights all the specific requirements. This must be filled out and returned to david.keating@nlleisure.com.

Once the form has been completed the lead contact from the team must call one of the local hub sites Broadwood, Ravenscraig, Wishaw, Iain Nicholson, Airdrie SC or Sir Matt Busby between 9.30am and 4.30pm to pay for their let by credit or debit card.  

Please note that bookings are open from Friday 31st July.

Teams must follow the guidance set by the SFA and by their own risk assessments.

Teams must also note that their session will start on the hour and finish 50 mins later to allow staff to clean before the next session commences.

As it has always been during this crisis, protecting our staff and customers remains our priority, and we’re continuing to be led by the government’s guidance to ensure safety is firmly at the heart of our plans.

We want to thank everyone for their continued patience and support and we will continue to put the safety of the public and our staff at the forefront of any decisions we take and we will communicate the next steps in our phased approach to the reopening of more facilities and venues as soon as we can. 

 

Updated Covid-19 Statement - 15 July 2020.

FOOTBALL UPDATE

Culture and Leisure NL welcomes the Scottish Government update on Thursday 9th July and since then the SFA’s latest guidance released on the 10th of July. 

We are urgently assessing what these changes mean for our facilities re-opening for football. During the lockdown phases our 3g football pitches experienced high levels of misuse and vandalism and works to prepare our 3g pitches to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose will need to be completed prior to opening for public use. 

We want to thank everyone for their continued patience and support and we will continue to put the safety of the public and our staff at the forefront of any decisions we take and we will communicate what we expect will be a phased approach to the reopening of our facilities and venues as soon as we can.

Within its route-map, the government has outlined Phase Three as the period when some more of the culture, sport and leisure services may begin to be re-open more fully. In line with this, Culture and Leisure NL’s focus now is on planning for the safe and responsible re-opening of some of these facilities and venues during this phase.  

As it has always been during this crisis, protecting our staff and customers remains our priority, and we’re continuing to be led by the government’s guidance to ensure safety is firmly at the heart of our plans.

Covid-19 Statement - 6 July 2020.

In line with continuing Scottish Government advice on maintaining physical distancing and its phased approach to the easing of lockdown restrictions, a number of Culture and Leisure facilities in North Lanarkshire will remain closed until further notice.

The closure applies to:

  • All community centres and school letting
  • All libraries, including mobile services
  • All Museums, including Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life and North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
  • All sports and leisure facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and football pitches with the exception of the two golf courses, driving range and outdoor tennis facilities. 
  • Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Airdrie Town Hall and Bellshill Cultural Centre
  • Community arts and sports development activities
  • Cafes at North Lanarkshire’s country parks

With this commitment, delivering our services in a ‘Covid Secure’ environment will have a significant impact on our operations to the extent that the constraints we’re now facing will restrict our ability to operate at pre-lockdown levels.

While the government’s Job Retention Scheme will hopefully provide some financial relief, it will not compensate fully for the significant costs we’re anticipating this financial year meaning we will now have to review and prioritise which venues and services we can restart or reopen and when. 

We are working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council to agree this recovery plan.

Please be assured, we will continue to put the safety of the public and our staff at the forefront of any decisions we take and we will share more details about our phased approach to the reopening of our services and venues when we are confident we have plans that meet the needs of everyone.

We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date in line with government advice and our agreed recovery plans with the council, so please check in regularly for updates. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for our latest updates.

For more information and advice on Covid-19, please click here 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE & FAQ's
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. 

 

For any general enquires please call 01236 341969 or email accessnl@nlleisure.com

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