Lido Opening Update

Pre-Season Maintenance – Can You Help?

Further to the fantastic news that our lido will be opening on 29th March, we have received enquiries from some of our supporters asking whether they could help with maintenance work prior to the opening.  This is something that took place last year, and is becoming very much part of the Friends’ effort to support the running of the lido site.

The Friends Committee has now met with members of the lido’s management team, who are asking for help during the week commencing 22nd March 2021.  This will involve tasks such as painting railings, cleaning lockers, weeding and grouting paving slabs, and other ad hoc work as requested by the on-site maintenance team.

Any help will need to be delivered in accordance with social distancing and other Covid protection requirements, and it is, therefore, essential that we know in advance how many volunteers are likely to be on-site at any one time.  If you are able to help, please let us know – so that we can co-ordinate attendance; we need to know which days in the period 22nd – 28th March, and the approximate times, when you can help.

Existing members of the Friends can contact our Chair, Janet, direct, while others willing to help can reply to this website/Facebook site, and their details will be passed on to Janet, who will collate offers of help and forward numbers and availability on to the Pools Manager

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Restricted Opening Conditions – In accordance with the Government’s “roadmap” to lift lockdown restrictions, the lido will initially open on a limited basis, with reduced capacity and timed swim sessions.  All visitors will need to pre-book their swim sessions and will be able to do so from 22nd March via the Vivacity website.  Restrictions will hopefully then be lifted incrementally, provided that Covid infections continue to abate, and opening times and conditions will therefore vary as the year develops.  All may be subject to change depending on the national situation.

Further details about lido opening times and schedules are being finalised as we speak, and more information will be posted both here and on Vivacity’s website shortly.  Members of the Friends will receive an email with this information as soon as it is available.

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