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Public Notice - 05/05/2021

Sport and physical activity provision to restart on a phased approach

Following The Welsh Government announcement on 23 April 2021, sport and physical activity provision will restart in a phased approach in Ceredigion.

Over the coming weeks, Ceredigion County Council will restart the delivery of its sport and physical activity provision. This includes the re-opening of council operated Leisure facilities, artificial turf pitches (ATPs) and playing fields.

The activities are dependent on there being no significant increase in the number of cases in the county.

  • Wellbeing Walks - 17 May
  • Outdoor Exercise Classes; Community Organisations use of Outdoor Facilities including ATP’s (Lampeter & Synod Inn), Playing Fields – 28 May onwards
  • Indoor Leisure Facilities at Aberaeron Leisure Centre, Lampeter Leisure Centre, Lampeter Swimming Pool including Community Organisation use – 05 July onwards

It is recognised that the dates provided are potentially later than anticipated. However they have been set to ensure that we continue to reduce the risk of any increase in cases and play our part in supporting the local authority’s priorities in the county’s recovery from the coronavirus.

The dates also enable staff who have been seconded to support other council services during the pandemic to return to their posts within the Wellbeing Centre Service.

Plascrug Leisure Centre has now been returned to the local authority from Hywel Dda University Health Board. There are significant decommissioning and re-instatement works required before it can operate as a leisure facility. No date has been set for its re-opening at present.

Cardigan Leisure Centre is currently a Mass Vaccination Centre and will remain so for as long as required by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Further information will be available on Ceredigion Actifs Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

We would like to thank all users of these facilities for their understanding during this challenging period. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our activity sessions and facilities.

Public Notice - 28/09/2020

Leisure Services to close as a precautionary measure

With the number of Coronavirus cases rising sharply in Ceredigion, the decision has been made to close all Council run leisure centres, swimming pools and facilities as a precautionary measure.

The difficult decision has been taken by Ceredigion County Council’s Gold Command as leisure centres and associated facilities are high risk establishments for the transmission of the disease. The risk of transmission of the Coronavirus is high. For that reason, action has been taken now to ensure the safety of our customers, staff and the wider community.

The following leisure centres, swimming pools and facilities will close with immediate effect:

  • Aberaeron Leisure Centre
  • Lampeter Leisure Centre (all facilities)
  • Lampeter Swimming Pool
  • Penglais Sports Hall
  • Plascrug Leisure Centre (all facilities)
  • Cardigan Artificial Turf Pitch
  • Synod Inn Artificial Turf Pitch

The use of the Council’s facilities, including sports fields, schools sports/playing fields and astro turf will not be available until further notice.

This decision was not taken lightly, as the important contribution that being physically active makes to the well-being of the county’s citizens is recognised. However, the Council has a duty to ensure that the spread of the coronavirus is prevented wherever possible.

One way of preventing the spread of the coronavirus is to limit the social contacts that we all have. The Council has worked closely with schools and other educational establishments to establish class and year group ‘bubbles’ to prevent pupils from different groups coming into close contact with one another. We have also prevented staff who normally work across two or more schools / sites from continuing to do so. Normally, children and young people of different ages, from different schools and other educational establishments come together to participate in a wide range of activities, clubs and societies in Council-run Leisure Centres. Whilst we acknowledge that this in itself is a very positive thing, in the context of coronavirus, it undermines the steps taken by these establishments to prevent pupils from mixing wherever possible.

The Council extends its deepest thanks to the staff within the Leisure Service. They have done everything they can and put every necessary measure in place to ensure a safe and welcoming service to customers. The staff and customers’ safety is the main priority and with high risk of transmission, the safest option for all concerned is to close for the time being.

The decision will be reviewed on ongoing basis based on the number of cases in the County.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Together, we can keep Ceredigion safe.

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By 2020 Ceredigion will be a healthy and inclusive County where sport and recreational activity are a part of everyday life.
By 2020 every child and young person will undertake a minimum of 5X60 minute sessions of activity every week and every adult will be doing a minimum of 5X30 minute sessions.
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