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
  • Newport Swimming Pool
  • Oakengates Leisure Centre
  • Phoenix Sports Centre
  • Stirchley Sports Centre
  • Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre
  • Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre
  • Telford Ice Rink.

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.

Play areas across the borough are set for a phased re-opening from Friday 10 July 2020 following new government guidelines released this week.

The following play areas have been prioritised for re-opening from Friday 10 July 2020:

  • Telford Town Park
  • Dawley Park, Dawley
  • Dale End Park, Ironbridge
  • Bowring Park, Wellington
  • Hartshill Park, Oakengates.

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

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.

Please be aware of the following information before you arrive to play

  • 9 or 18 holes starting on the Wrekin side of the course are available.
  • You can book online with up to three other persons from outside your household providing you strictly observe social distancing and do not share equipment.
  • Play with members from the same household (maximum four) is permitted.
  • The course will be marshalled to see that the guidelines are being adhered to.
  • Players must change in the car park and have their equipment with them, to avoid gathering please do not leave your car until 5 minutes before your start time.
  • Clubhouse and locker room facilities will be closed.  Please not there will be no access to toilets.
  • There will be no first aid provision available.  Customers are advised that playing golf is at your own risk.  In the event of an emergency please call 999.
  • Practice putting green is closed at the moment (although 1-1 tuition is available).
  • There are no trollies/buggies/clubs are available for hire.

During play

  • You must observe social distancing and keep 2 metres apart during round (especially teeing areas and putting greens).
  • DO NOT touch flagstick or hole cup/liner. Use your putter to lift the device (contactless ball extractor) upwards and the ball will roll automatically onto the green, then lower the device gently back into position.
  • Social golf only at the moment (no competitions)
  • All rakes have been removed from bunkers.
  • Ball washers are covered up and not available.
  • Please DO NOT touch benches.
  • Please DO NOT share equipment.

After your round

Social distancing is as important after the round as during so when your round is over please leave the club/facility immediately. Please do not congregate on the car park or in the vicinity of the club house.


Opening times

  • Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm 
  • Saturday to Sunday between 9am and 5pm

The last bookable time for 9 holes is 1 hour 45 minutes prior to closing and 4 hour 30 minutes for 18 holes.


Prices

  • Adult - 9 holes
    • TLC - £10.90 weekday / £13.05 weekend
    • Concession TLC - £10.90 weekday / £13.05 weekend
    • None TLC - £13.55 weekday / £16.30 weekend
    • All golf memberships (direct debit and annual) £5 weekday and weekend
  • Junior - 9 holes
    • TLC - £5.45 weekday / £6.60 weekend
    • Concession TLC - £5.45 weekday / £6.60 weekend
    • None TLC - £7.65 weekday / £8.75 weekend
    • All golf memberships (direct debit and annual) £5 weekday and weekend
  • Adult - 18 holes
    • TLC - £15.60 weekday / £17.90 weekend
    • TLC none resident - £17.60 weekday / £20.05 weekend
    • None TLC - £19.55 weekday / £22.35 weekend
    • All golf memberships (direct debit and annual) £10 weekday and weekend
  • Direct debits
    • As the golf offer has now extended to its original capacity, regular users of the course will now have the option to unfreeze their direct debit or annual membership payments. Requests for this should be emailed to directdebitadministrator@telford.gov.uk.
    • Members can continue to leave their memberships frozen if they wish and continue to pay as you go for both 9 and 18 holes.

Book your golf slot online

The family friendly outdoor game of Footgolf will re-open from Saturday 6 June 2020 at Horsehay Village Golf Course.

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.

Please be aware of the following information before you play

  • 9 or 18 holes are available.
  • You can book online with up to three other persons from outside your household providing you strictly observe social distancing and do not share equipment.
  • Play with members from the same household (maximum four) is permitted.
  • The course will be marshalled to see that the guidelines are being adhered to.
  • Players must change in the car park and have their own football with them, to avoid gathering please do not leave your car until 5 minutes before your start time.
  • Clubhouse and locker room facilities will be closed. Please note: there will be no access to toilets.
  • There will be no first aid provision available. Customers are advised that playing golf is at your own risk. In the event of an emergency please call 999.

During play

  • You must observe social distancing and keep 2 metres apart during round
  • DO NOT touch flagstick or hole cup/liner.
  • Please DO NOT touch any signs.
  • Please DO NOT touch benches.
  • Please DO NOT share equipment.

After your game

Social distancing is as important after the round as during so when your round is over please leave the club/facility immediately. Please DO NOT congregate on the car park or in the vicinity of the club house.


Opening times

  • Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm
  • Saturday to Sunday between 9am and 5pm

The last bookable time for 9 holes is 1 hour prior to closing and 2 hours for 18 holes.


Prices

  • Adult
    • TLC - £7
    • TLC non resident - £7.70
    • Concession TLC - £4.20
    • None TLC - £8.75
  • Junior
    • TLC - £5
    • TLC non resident - £5.50
    • Concession TLC - £3
    • None TLC - £6.25

Book your Footgolf slot now

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.

Please be aware of the following information before you arrive to use the range

  • We are unable to hire out any clubs at the moment.
  • Booking and payment online only.
  • 100 balls only will be available.
  • Booking available every hour, on the hour. 10am until 6pm midweek and 10am until 4pm weekends, with a maximum of 8 slots per hour.
  • Every other bay will be out of use, leaving 8 available for practice.
  • When you arrive, a member of staff will meet you at the entrance to the driving range with your basket of balls. The basket handle and golf balls will have been cleaned and sanitised.
  • The range will be marshalled to see that the guidelines are being adhered to.
  • To avoid gathering please DO NOT leave your car until 5 minutes before your start time.
  • Clubhouse and locker room facilities will be closed. Please note: there will be no access to toilets.
  • There will be no first aid provision available. Customers are advised that using the driving range is at your own risk. In the event of an emergency please call 999.
  • Practice putting green is closed at the moment.
  • 1-1 tuition is available.
  • There are no trollies/buggies/clubs are available for hire.

During practice

  • Once you received your basket of balls, please use a selected bay (out of use bays have been taped off)
  • You must observe social distancing and keep 2 metres apart.
  • All seating has been removed.
  • Please DO NOT touch metal bays.  
  • Please DO NOT share equipment.
  • The vending machines for the balls and confectionary/drinks are out of use.

After your practice

Please leave your basket in the bay after use, a member of staff will collect it.

Social distancing is as important after using the driving range as during so when your practice is over please leave the club/facility immediately. Please DO NOT congregate on the car park or in the vicinity of the club house.


Opening times

  • Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm 
  • Saturday to Sunday between 9am and 5pm

The first time available is 10am and the last time available is 1 hour before closing.

Book your driving range slot online

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.

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