News - July 2010
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our wonderful customers, for your continued patience and support over what have been an exceptionally difficult time.
From September 2nd we have revised COVID restrictions.
We encourage and support customers to wear masks around the centre but it is not compulsory anymore to wear them.
The reception team will not obliged to wear a mask anymore but the screen will still be in place around the reception area.
Coaches will still have to wear masks on coached sessions as well as groups with participants aged 9 and above
With the removal of the very specific capacities from government guidance we will be cautiously increasing our centre capacities by 10%
The Climbing Works – 105 to 116 (sign out still required)
The Mini Works – 45 to 50 (slot bookings)
Unit E – 45 to 50
The government guidance from 19th July means that there are no legal limits on indoor group size, but we still strongly encourage you to socially distance (2m where possible!) from people you don’t have frequent contact with anyway.
It is important that you continue to respect the space of anyone you have not mutually agreed that you are happy to be closer to or do not know.
We will continue to manage these risks and monitor them closely. In the event of significant new evidence and government announcements we will revise these new policies and not hesitate to put restrictions back in place.
The Climbing Works Team
Every Thursday for the last 18 months The Climbing Works have held parent & child sessions on a Thursday afternoon. The idea behind these sessions is to encourage climbing parents to get back into the climbing game.
Our aim is to give home-based climbing parents a place & time to come to get back into climbing. Having a group of parents in similar positions we hoped would make it easier for the parents to climb, creating a positive environment, allow the sharing of child watching duties etc.. Twelve months ago we even removed the nominal fee as a further encouragement to parents. This allowed parents & children under 8 to climb for free between 12-2pm.
In the last few months we’ve seen a surge in the amount of parents and children coming in on Thursday afternoons and unfortunately it is now starting to have an impact on our regular customers. In summary, the day has become a victim of its own success, with many parents bringing their older children down to climb with many staying for most of the afternoon. As we go into Summer holidays we realise that it will only get busier.
The Climbing Works is aware of the risks of increased numbers of children in the centre. We do not wish to end the Thursday session as we know that many new parents find it beneficial. In this light we’ve had to review the Thursday session to try and create a balance.
From the first Thursday in August (5th) we will be introducing some changes to the Parent & Child sessions
Parent & Children Session: 12-3pm
(last entry at 2pm, all climbing must be finished by 3pm)
Parent climbing, child not climbing: £2.25 per parent
Parent supervising, Child climbing:
Children (<4yrs) climbing: £2 per child
Children (4 to 7yrs) climbing: £2.75 per child
Please note that all climbing must be finished by 3pm.
Any supervising parent MUST be a member of The Climbing Works.
Only 2 children can be supervised at any one time