Covid-19 Announcement
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Covid-19 Announcement

Covid-19 Update: 8 October 2020

Culture and Leisure NL Update

Following the announcement from the Scottish Government yesterday please find below an update on how this will affect NLL programmes and services from 6pm Friday the 9th of October.

Sport Development

Under 18 classes and programmes are exempt from any of the restrictions so all sport development kids classes will operate as normal during this period.

Walking football will not run during this period in line with the Government guidance regarding over 18 sporting activity. If you need further guidance or support on this please email football@nlleisure.com.

In addition, singles Badminton and Tennis and also Golf will remain unaffected providing all participants continue to follow the current Scottish Government social distance and guidance.

Swimming

All learn to swim lessons will continue as normal through this period.

Swimming Pools including lane Swimming & Child Swimming Lessons will remain unaffected.

If you need further guidance or support on this please email michael.robertson@nlleisure.com.

Football Pitches

No adult (18+) contact sports or training, except professional sports, indoor or outdoor can take place between 9th – 25th October. These Scottish government restrictions mean that no football, training or games can take place for over 18’s from 9th October. There are no changes for under 18’s.

If you need further guidance on this please email david.keating@nlleisure.com.

Health & Fitness

The gym will operate as normal through this period with bookings to be made through the NL Leisure app. Following the announcement NLL must cancel all fitness classes from 6pm Friday 9th October until Sunday 25th October with classes resuming on Monday 26th October.

We understand this is very disappointing to many people but NLL’s priority has always been to ensure customer and staff safety and follow all government guidance and rules.

All members who solely use fitness classes will not lose out for the days that the classes are cancelled. NLL are currently looking into the best options to deduct this money from a future direct debit and all members who are affected will be emailed with more information in the near future so there is no need to contact NLL’s membership team unless you have any other specific issues or questions.

As a good will gesture and to help everyone stay fit and active over the days that fitness classes are not permitted to run, NLL will be offering a number of free online fitness classes via Facebook live. NLL will run 3 fitness classes every day for this period, absolutely free of charge.

We understand that the temporary closure of some programmes and services is very disappointing to many people but we must follow all government guidance and rules.

Please keep checking back on this page and the NLL website for more information related to all programmes and services.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

 

Covid-19 Update: 25 September 2020

Bellshill Cultural Centre 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: 8 September 2020

The Time Capsule services will reopen on a phased basis from 14 September. For full details, please visit bit.ly/326Myli

The NL Leisure 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

 

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 the North Lanarkshire Leisure website by clicking here.

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.

 

Covid-19 Update: 4 September 2020

The health and safety of our customers underlines everything we do. Our procedures are in place to eliminate or minimise health and safety risks from COVID-19 and as such, we are acting on advice from the Scottish Government and all UK Aquatics governing bodies to formulate detailed guidance based on the available information at this time.

Our Measures and Procedures will be under constant review, updated as advice from Government, Health Authorities and Governing Bodies evolves in line with the gradual lifting of social restrictions.

Culture & Leisure NL has adapted its procedures to ensure compliance with government restrictions and to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all our users and staff.

As such, access to the gyms and fitness studios will now have to be pre-booked. Everyone must be prepaid and booked either as a Culture & Leisure NL ‘AccessNL’ Member.

For full details, please click here.

Tryst, Wishaw and Time Capsule Swim zone will open on 14 September. Health Suites will not open at this stage, more information will be provided soon. The Learn to Swim programme within these pools only will open on 5 October. For further details, please click here.

 

Covid-19 Update: 4 September 2020

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre will reopen on Thursday 10 September.

The museum will operate reduce opening hours, advance booking and displayed guidance on hygiene, social distancing and safety measures as friendly reminders to everyone on how to enjoy their visit – these include floor stickers to emphasise two-metre distancing and supporting signage

The archives and local studies reading room will also reopen however much be booked in advance.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre 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.

For further details, click here.

 

Covid-19 Update: 3 September 2020

Football Pitches

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

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 pool 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.

However all our programmes will be subject to chance.

To access our pools, all swimmers MUST:

• Book and pay before attending their session. To assist the NHS Test and Trace service, all visits must be recorded.

• Arrive ‘Beach Ready’ in their swimsuits already under clothes.

• Wear face masks out with the activity area in accordance with current Scottish Government Guidance.

• Maintain social distancing at all times.

• Not arrive too early to try and reduce the amount of people within the venue. Arrive 5 mins before session/lesson start time.

• Not congregate in the facility, changing areas or car parks. Swimmers will be encouraged to leave the facility soon after their swim.

• Stay away if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms. On arrival, some venue staff may carry our temperature checks.

• Respect our staff and all other users at all times.

More information on swimming, swimming lessons and sport development classes will be released very soon so keep an eye on our website and across our channels.

 

Covid-19 Update: 3 September 2020

Airdrie Library will reopen on Monday 7 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. At this time, only the ground floor will be opened and the Discovery Room remains closed.

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

 

Covid-19 Update: 2 September 2020

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

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.

If you are a direct debit member, we will automatically restart your membership from the 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.

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

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 30th September and you won’t be charged anything further.

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

We thank you for your continued patience.

We’ll 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 Update: 21 August 2020

The Scottish Government announced yesterday 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.

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.

 

Covid-19 Update: 3 August

Community use of school campuses and community centre grounds including pitch hire will not re-commence before schools return.

The Council’s priority is the safe re-opening of schools to pupils and staff and only once schools have resumed will the community letting service be considered for re-opening.

Please be assured, we continue to put the safety of our customers and community groups at the forefront of our decisions and we will share more details about our reintroduction of this service when we are confident we have plans that meet the needs of everyone.

As yet, no date is set for this reopening.

 

Covid-19 Update: Wednesday 7 July

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 its 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 and Facebook for our latest updates.

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

Online Services

While our facilities remain closed there are a range of online services available:

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