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Centre updates - Covid-19

UPDATED STATEMENT 31st July 2020 2.30pm

We are delighted with the First Minister’s announcement today regarding the re-opening of our sector from the 10th August. As you can appreciate after being in lockdown since the 20th March, we need to take some time to review the detailed guidance and our first priority as always is to speak to our Team, but we will be coming back to everybody as soon as possible, with more news regarding our re-opening

As a Trust, the financial impact on our facilities has been significant and we will continue to work with the Welsh Sports Association and Community Leisure UK to evidence how important it is that we receive further funding to ensure the stability of our Trust and Sector.

The Community, Club and Partner support throughout this pandemic has been overwhelming and we quite literally cannot wait to welcome you back into our facilities but we ask that you remain patient with us whilst we adjust to this new way of working.

We have been planning and preparing for the last four and a half months for this day. Over the coming days we will be issuing more communication to our Members, Clubs and wider community regarding the new way in which we must work to ensure our colleagues and customers remain safe.

We’ve always been sure that as a sector we are the answer and not the problem. BUT now more than ever we need the community behind us to ensure that we remain stable for the months ahead.

We are intending on taking a phased approach on the re-opening of our facilities and services but I am pleased to announce that Pontypool Active Living Centre will reopen its doors on Monday 10th August and Cwmbran Stadium will re-open its doors on Wednesday 12th August. We will issue more news regarding the re-opening on Monday.

Please be mindful that the way we deliver our business as a result of the COVID pandemic has had to change and it is important that you keep up to date with the communication and details next week.

Thank you so much, time to get TLT back doing what we are best at!  

 

 

Angharad Collins

CEO

 

 

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UPDATED STATEMENT 1st April 2020 4:20pm

Statement from our CEO

Due to recent events, as have many other businesses, we have had to change the way in which our Organisation operates to ensure the well-being of our team members, the longevity of the Organisation and to best place us to overcome this awful time.

As per the Prime Minister, all of our Centres remain closed and we have successfully relocated a number of our colleagues to home working. We will continue to provide the best remote service with our small retained team.

We have retained all contracted members of staff, but we have classified many as ‘furloughed,’ We have been able to retain all contracted staff and will be ensuring that the teams receive 100% of their salary for as long as possible.

We will still be keeping in touch with Customers, Partners, Clubs and Groups through our Social Media channels, so please ensure you follow us to keep up to date.

If you are one of our members who has received a letter advising you that you are a Shielded citizen, please don’t hesitate to call our bookings line which is now manned Monday – Friday between 10am and 4pm (01633 627100). We are happy to signpost you or provide support to you wherever possible. Please don’t hesitate to ring us.

We have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and as a company, our priority has been to look after our team in the best possible way.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

On behalf of myself and the Board thank you for your continued support.