East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued further updates regarding events and facilities operated by its culture and customer services team, in the light of guidance issued this week about coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.
The statement released by EYRC reads: “We regret to inform all our customers that all East Riding Leisure facilities will close from 4pm on Friday 20 March.
We fully appreciate that this very difficult decision will greatly inconvenience many of our customers, for which we can only apologise. Our staff are currently contacting all customers with existing bookings to inform them of the situation.
With regard to the centres’ payments and charges, all charges for cancelled block bookings, classes and courses can be refunded or credited against future bookings.
All core and corporate membership payments will be automatically suspended, members do not have to request a suspension. All payments for swimming lessons using our easy payment scheme will also be suspended. All swimming lesson customers who have paid in advance for lessons will be credited and backdated to Monday 16th March. These can used against future lessons or refunded when centres reopen.
Our instructors will continue to support customers as best we can to continue to be active at home through home exercise programmes and telephone advice and support. Further support for staying active at home is available from Sport England: http://orlo.uk/pgwmO
Keep updated on the ERYC website and social media channels for further information.
Please be aware that our phone lines will be very busy for the foreseeable future and that sites may be operating with a reduced level of staff, please be kind. http://orlo.uk/wbKGl”
The Bridlington Echo will continue to update residents, as and when verified information is available.