CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Latest Updates & FAQ's
Updated Covid-19 Statement - 6 June 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
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.
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.
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How long will you be closed?
As the current situation is changing often we can’t give any timescales for now and we won’t reopen until we’re sure it’s safe for our members and our staff. Staying fit and healthy during this time is important and we’ll be posting home workouts and nutrition advice on Facebook and Instagram while we can’t support you in person in our venues.