Leisure sites and centres - COVID-19 service updates

During these difficult and uncertain times it is our top priority is to protect and care for our residents, employees and customers.

The team are constantly reviewing closures in light of updates from central Government and Public Health England to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

 

The following Leisure Centres are currently closed until further notice: 

  • Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre - re-opening Saturday 25 July 2020
  • Newport Swimming Pool - re-opening Saturday 25 July 2020
  • Oakengates Leisure Centre - re-opening Saturday 25 July 2020
  • Phoenix Sports Centre
  • Stirchley Sports Centre
  • Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre - re-opening Saturday 25 July 2020
  • Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre - re-opening Monday 27 July 2020
  • Telford Ice Rink - re-opening Saturday 1 August 2020

Due to the closure of all leisure facilities, phone lines will be inactive. You can contact the Leisure team regarding payments, direct debits or queries by email leisure@telford.gov.uk.

The following Leisure Centres will re-open on Saturday 25 July 2020: Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre, Newport Swimming Pool, Oakengates Leisure Centre, Horsehay Village Golf Centre and Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre. View more information about their re-opening and key information.

Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre is open from Monday 27 July 2020. The ski lodge, changing pavilion and Café Go will currently remain closed. View more information.

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked with teams throughout July to ensure play and outdoor gym areas across the borough were re-opened in a safe and controlled manner. Over 120 play areas are now open from Saturday 1 August 2020 as part of this phased approach.

The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and is asking visitors and users to take on this responsibility by:

  • social distancing
  • if the play area is busy, wait or come back later
  • one family member to accompany children
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

FAQs

Why are you only opening some play areas and not all?
The phased re-opening is due to the large number of play areas we have and preparation required, including removing some equipment to provide social distancing and placing new signage to inform people of what they can do to stay alert.

Why are you opening the play areas when the risk of coronavirus is still there?
The recent government advice states we can now open the play areas with new safety guidance in place to minimise the risk of catching and spreading Coronavirus. This involves asking visitors to be alert by following our five steps:

  • ensure social distancing
  • if the park is busy, wait or come back later
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before, during and after your visit
  • one family member to accompany children
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

How will you manage social distancing when they are open? Will this be enforced?
We are asking visitors and users to stay alert and follow our five steps at all play areas.

What care needs to be taken whilst touching surfaces?
The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and is asking visitors and users to be alert by following our five steps:

  • social distancing
  • if the play area is busy, wait or come back later
  • using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
  • family member to accompany children
  • please take any litter and wipes home with you.

How often will they be disinfected? Will there be a limit on numbers?
The council is unable to clean or monitor play areas and is asking visitors and users to be alert.

From Saturday 23 May 2020, all outdoor MUGA's, skate parks and BMX tracks will re-open in the borough. The opening of outdoor sport and leisure facilities are subject to residents following government guidelines regarding social distancing.

Telford Town Park's MUGA will be open from 21 May 2020.

The social distancing guidelines for the use of MUGA’s, skate parks and BMX tracks replicate those already in place for parks and outdoor sports facilities. Exercise, alone, with your household, or with one person who is not in your household as long as you stay two metres apart.

Please note: whilst outdoor sports courts and facilities are now open, all outdoor gyms and playgrounds remain closed. Please do not use them. 

Be aware that other people may have been in contact with outdoor surfaces before you, consider taking hand sanitizer/wipes with you and wash your hands at the earliest opportunity. 

Location Facility
Windsor Road, Arleston MUGA
Brookside Centre MUGA and skate park
Millfields Road, Wellington MUGA
Wallshead Way, Church Aston MUGA
Hills Lane, Madeley MUGA and BMX
Sutton Hill Centre MUGA, skate park and BMX
Broadoaks, Donnington MUGA and BMX
Donnington Rec MUGA and skate park
Pageant Drive, Aqueduct MUGA and BMX
Edgmond playing fields MUGA
Millstream Way, Leegomery MUGA, skate park and BMX
Etruria village, Hadley MUGA
Grooms Alley, Wellington MUGA and BMX
Glendale, Lawley MUGA and BMX
1st Avenue, Ketley MUGA
Princes End, Dawley Bank MUGA
Rock Road, Overdale MUGA
Malinslee Centre MUGA
Norbroom Park, Newport MUGA, skate park and BMX
The Cloisters, St Georges MUGA and skate park
Teece Drive, Priorslee MUGA
Randlay Centre MUGA
Culmington, Stirchley MUGA and skate park
Park Lane centre, Woodside MUGA, skate park, BMX, and pana court
Grange Avenue, Stirchley BMX
Malinslee, Playing Fields, Malinslee BMX
Woodside Avenue, Woodside BMX
Brindleyford
MUGA
Freeston Avenue
MUGA
St Georges
MUGA

Customer notice

Anyone feeling unwell with symptoms potentially associated with the COVID-19 virus should NOT attend the site under any circumstances.

You are respectfully requested to adhere to these conditions at all times, as the process may be monitored to ensure we are complying with the restrictions.

Any abuse risks a reversal of our decision to allow play on the course.

Anyone not abiding by these guidelines will be asked to leave.

Before you arrive

Please be aware of the following information before you arrive to train:

  • a coach can attend but must be with no more than a group of 5
  • 12 athletes per hour are permitted to book and attend and group of 6 can train together
  • the track will be observed at regular frequencies to see that the guidelines are being adhered to
  • athletes must arrive changed and ready to train
  • the Leisure centre facilities will be closed (please note: there will be no access to toilets)
  • there will be no first aid provision available, athletes are advised that training is at your own risk, In the event of an emergency please call 999.
  • there will be no jumping facilities available (long jump pits/pole vault/high jump)
  • throwing must take place using own equipment.

During training

  • You must observe social distancing and keep 2 metres apart during the training session.
  • No congregating in a small group during the training session.

Please note: group coaching is allowed with 5 athletes maximum or a group of 6 can train together socially distanced.


After your 1 hour session

Social distancing is as important after training as during so when your 1 hour session is over please leave facility immediately. Please do not congregate on the car park or entrance to the stadium.


Our booking times

  • Monday to Thursday - 4pm - 8pm
  • Weekends - 9am - 12noon

Prices

  • Adult track no lights
    • TLC resident - £3.25
    • TLC non resident - £3.55
    • TLC concession - £1.90
    • No card - £4
       
  • Junior trank no lights
    • TLC resident - £2
    • TLC non resident - £2.30
    • TLC concession - £1.45
    • No card - £2.60

Pre book a slot

Telford Town Park have re-opened fishing pools:

  • all fishing clubs operating on council waters can return to normal use, they will need to bailiff their own water and ensure appropriate use and social distancing
  • only 1 person to occupy a fishing peg at a time, unless they are a family member of the same household
  • Withy Pool will be open for public fishing and will be offered free of charge providing any under 16s are supervised by an adult and that each angler to have a current Environment Agency rod licence)
  • council staff will be checking these safeguards are in place, by making unannounced visits to pools and river banks
  • please follow the Angling Trust guidance at all times, and observer the 15m fishing rule in this guidance
  • Hinkshay and Stirchley Grange Pool car parks will also re-open.

Parks and green spaces are still accessible so that people can exercise, however it is vital that people follow the Government’s guidance and stay at least 2 metres apart.

View our park and open spaces FAQs

Our courts are now open dawn till dusk. They are at Bowring, Hartshill and Dawley parks. They are free to use. People are encouraged to socially distance at all times while on the courts.

Telford Town Park remains open, however, the following facilities are closed:

  • the Visitor Centre
  • high ropes
  • disc and adventure golf.

Why you should stay at home

How to wash your hands

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