Following the government’s announcements on Sunday and Monday setting out their Covid-19 recovery strategy, please read the guidelines below in relation to the re-opening of ‘leisure facilities’:
The next step will also take place when the assessment of risk warrants further adjustments to the remaining measures. The Government’s current planning assumption is that this step will be no earlier than 4 July, subject to the five tests justifying some or all of the measures below, and further detailed scientific advice, provided closer to the time, on how far we can go.
The ambition at this step is to open at least some of the remaining businesses and premises that have been required to close, including personal care (such as hairdressers and beauty salons) hospitality (such as food service providers, pubs and accommodation), public places (such as places of worship) and leisure facilities (like cinemas). They should also meet the COVID-19 Secure guidelines. Some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it may prove difficult to enact distancing may still not be able to re-open safely at this point, or may be able to open safely only in part. Nevertheless, the Government will wish to open as many businesses and public places as the data and information at the time allows.
In order to facilitate the fastest possible re-opening of these types of higher-risk businesses and public places, the Government will carefully phase and pilot re-openings to test their ability to adopt the new COVID-19 Secure guidelines. The Government will also monitor carefully the effects of re-opening other similar establishments elsewhere in the world, as this happens. The Government will establish a series of taskforces to work closely with stakeholders in these sectors to develop ways in which they can make these businesses and public places COVID-19 Secure.”
Therefore, based on the above information, the earliest date that the Arena could potentially re-open, as things stand, is 4th July 2020 although this is by no means guaranteed. I apologise for not being able to be more definitive than this at the moment but we obviously have to follow the government guidelines as and when they are published. As soon as we are able to provide more specific information regarding our re-opening date we will update our website accordingly. In the meantime we will be working hard to ensure that when we do re-open we will be adhering to government guidelines and our own health and safety standards to ensure the safety of both customers and staff within the Arena. Many thanks, take care and stay safe.
If you have any question’s then you can contact the Arena Manager.