Derby Active COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Springwood gym

Mon 19 Oct 2020

Learn to Swim - Local COVID Alert Levels

It is essential we 'do the right thing for Derby' and keep our families and friends safe, here are a few questions regarding the local COVID alert levels and attending swimming lessons. 

Q1: What does the new three tier system mean?

The government has introduced a three-tier system of restrictions designed to counter the steep rise in Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

Depending on the situation in the local area, each part of the country is allocated into one of these categories, each with their own set of restrictions:

  • Medium (Tier 1)
  • High (Tier 2)
  • Very High (Tier 3)

Q2: Are Swimming Pools allowed to stay open in all tiers?

It depends, pools are allowed to remain open in tier 1 and tier 2. Pools may be required to close in tier 3 areas but this will be a matter for our local area so could vary from location to location.

Q3: Does that mean I can still spectate my child’s lesson?

Medium (Tier 1): Yes, however, spectators must follow the ‘rule of six’.

High & Very High (Tier 2 & 3): Adults who are acting in a safeguarding/supervising capacity are permitted to spectate learn to swim sessions for children under the age of 8 only.

Spectators are strictly limited to 1 per swimmer in compliance with the above. 

Q4: What about travelling between tiers to attend lessons?

People may travel into any tier area if it is necessary to enable disability sport, sport for educational purposes, or supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s to take place. This covers learn to swim sessions (for under 18s).

People in tier 1 and 2 should not travel into very high (tier 3) areas “to take part in physical activity”, e.g for a casual swim, unless it is necessary to enable individual exercise or to exercise for people from the same household or support bubble.

Similarly people living in tier 3 areas should not travel into tier 1 or 2 areas for a casual swim unless it is necessary to enable individual exercise or to exercise for people from the same household or support bubble.

Q5: How do I find out location tiers?

Click the link to search tier levels in locations found here.

Details on the NHS test and trace system can be found here.

If you have any questions call 01332 641444 or email queens.sports@derby.gov.uk and we will be happy to chat through how the lessons are set up and operating, with everyone's safety as our top priority.

For key lesson information and what changes have been put in place for your safety, please see our welcome back Learn to Swim frequently asked questions.

 

Fri 16 Oct 

Derby Arena Cycling - Tier 1 only 

Following British Cycling and Sport England advice we have unfortunately had to take the decision to suspend sanctioned indoor activities in 'High' and 'Very high' areas with immediate effect. Anyone over 18 who lives in a Tier 2 or 3 area, are now unable to attend a track cycling session at Derby Arena.

Derby Arena will be contacting all attendees booked on sessions regarding the change.

For advice on postcodes currently in the tier 2 & 3 restrictions, please go to the governments website https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions

Postcodes can change on a daily basis, please check your status on the day of your visit for an activity, prior to attending. 

Mon 21 Sept 

Test and Trace

From 24 Sep, we will be following the governments legal requirement by displaying in each facility a QR code for visitors who have not booked an activity to scan when visiting the buildings. Customers who have booked in advance will not be required, as we have a record of attendance. 

For more information on the NHS Test and Track visit https://covid19.nhs.uk/what-the-app-does.html

Face covering and groups of 6

We ask that anyone visiting a leisure facility to wear a face covering when possible. This includes arriving for your activity and spectators. Once you arrive in the room where you activity is taking place the face covering can be removed. 

From Monday 14 Sep, when meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors. We can not accept casual bookings of more than six people for sporting activities, as this is informal sport. 

The exception to this is:

  • elite sporting competition and training
  • organised sport or exercises classes or licensed outdoor physical activity

Our centres follow government and governing body guidance in provision of activities and sessions, in-line with Covid safety requirements. Please find out more on our Welcome Back web page.

Let's do the right thing for Derby - control the virus

It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

  • HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
  • FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

Fri 10 July 

Derby Arena infield activities 

Currently there are no infield activities taking place at Derby Arena, as we have utilised the closure and part opening due to Covid 19 pandemic to re-prioritise plans to upgrade the infield floor. Works are well under way and we anticipated for the upgrade to be completed end of October.

The venue will continue to be guided by the government and national governing bodies for sport in its decision making process for activities and sport to return to the venue. 

Indoor sports courts for badminton are available at Springwood Leisure Centre. 

Fri 10 Jul

Derby Active Leisure Centre opening update 

We are pleased to confirm that Derby Active Leisure facilities will re-open on Sat 25 July, including Derby Arena, Springwood Leisure Centre and Queen’s Leisure CentreMoorways Stadium has already opened for outdoor track and field activities. 

The team at Derby Active are currently putting the finishing touches in place ready to re-open. 

It will be a phased re-opening, with dates yet to be confirmed for certain sports like gymnastics coaching, and indoor track cycling at Derby Arena.

Wed 24 Jun 

The last few weeks we have been really busy preparing the centres ready to provide safe facilities in-line with government and sporting guidelines. The current advice following yesterdays update from the government is that leisure centres will remain closed, but once we have the date to open, we will be ready to welcome you back.

When you return things will be slightly different to how they were before we closed in March, as we implement the government guidelines. We are working hard to plan how we can reopen safely and provide you, our valued customers, with the reassurance we know you need to come back.

Everything we are planning, changing and adapting, is with YOU and your safety at the centre as the highest priority. We will continue to provide high quality facilities and activities that you will enjoy and feel safe.

Once we have finalised all the details, we will be letting you know here on our website and for Derby Active registered members by email and text.

So hopefully it won't be too long until we welcome you back!

Don’t forget we have lots of information on keeping you active on our Derby Active at Home page.

Derby Active Team

Do you have an online account set up?

If you don't, we recommend you do this. Anyone can be a Derby Active member and pay as you go, its free.

Find out more about government Coronavirus updates 

Previous updates

Tue 12 May 2020

Following the Governments Advice on Sunday 10 May 2020, Derby Active Leisure Centres and facilities will remain closed until further notice.

Activities including golf at Allestree Park Golf Course from Mon 25 May, and our outdoor sports courts and facilities on parks, such as tennis tennis courts, multi-use games areas (for playing games such as basketball) and sports walls will be open.  

See Derby Active at Home web page for lots of information on Health and fitness, family activities, cycling and general updates.

Stay safe and well. 

Mon 20 Apr

Derby Active facilities will temporarily remain closed to the public in response to the government’s latest advice concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This means Derby Arena, Queen’s Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre, Moorways Stadium, Allestree Park Golf Course and the Steve Bloomer ATP pitch at the Racecourse will be closed until further notice.  

Please keep checking this page and our social media platforms where we will be providing further information in the next few days. 

Whilst our doors may be shut for this time, we are still providing class and activities on our Derby Active at Home web page - if you have not already, come and join us!

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back in person in the future.

Tue 24 Mar

Following the Governments recent advice, as well as our leisure facilities our Sales and Information Centre is now closed. If you have any questions regarding leisure bookings or need to contact us, please email leisure@derby.gov.uk

Please stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Building closure update:

  •  Lancaster Sports centre (Derby Gymnastic Club) will be closed from Sunday.
  •  Gayton Swimming Pool is closed
  •  Lonsdale Swimming Pool is closed
  •  Derby Athletics Club is closed

We will provide more information and updates as we receive them. 

Wed 18 Mar 2020

This is a difficult time for us all, but the welfare of our visitors and staff must always come first. Derby Active will temporarily close its doors to the public in response to the government’s latest advice concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This means Derby Arena, Queen’s Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre, Moorways Stadium, Allestree Park Golf Course and the Steve Bloomer ATP pitch at the Racecourse will be closed from and including Thursday 19 March 2020, for at least 30 days.  

Please keep checking this page and our social media platforms where we will be providing further information in the next few days. All memberships will be frozen at no cost from Thursday 19 March 2020 for at least 30 days. If you have an existing booking with us, we will be in touch. 

Whilst our doors may be shut for this time, we'll be sharing some ideas about how you can still enjoy being active in your home. So please do keep in touch.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back in person in the future.

Mon 16 Mar 2020

Derby Active facilities currently remain open. We are continuing to monitor and follow guidance and advice from UK Government and Public Health England. We will keep you updated about any changes on our website noticeboard.

We advise all customers to follow guidance provided by NHS for Coronavirus and best practice for self-care techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my Direct Debit be taken during the facility closure

No, all of our Direct Debit memberships have been frozen, and no fees will be taken from any accounts until the freeze has been lifted. There is no need for you to amend your Direct Debit, as once the centres re-open all Direct Debits will automatically re-start and we will inform customers of your next payment date.

I am a causal user and I have a paid booking for an activity.

If you have a booking with us, we will credit your account to the equivalent value for you to use when our facilities re-open. You will be contacted by email or text regarding your booking. 

 

Derby City Council Coronavirus information and advice 

Find out how coronavirus is impacting Council services and facilities.

Check out the latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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