A decision has been made to close all our leisure centres from tomorrow (19 March 2020) until the end of May. The health and wellbeing of our customers and our staff is our main priority. Please be reassured that we will ensure no customers are put at financial detriment e.g. memberships will be frozen automatically, bookings/hires will be credited or amended etc. All customers will be contacted directly and we urge customers not to get in touch directly (see details below).
We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this closure and thank you for bearing with us during this difficult and unprecedented time.
Please check for updates on our website (www.actif.wales), Facebook (Actif Sport and Leisure) and Twitter (@SportCarms) pages and our new app (Search ‘Actif Sport and Leisure’ in your App Store and Google Play). We will be using our app to push out key messages affecting our services during this time. Please make sure that you ‘Allow Notifications’ so that you don’t miss out on any updates from us.
Carmarthenshire County Council updates
As the Coronavirs situation develops, Carmarthenshire County Council will be publishing all new updates, decisions and advice, as well as information about sources of help and support via the newsroom pages.
KEEPING OUR CUSTOMERS AND COLLEAGUES SAFE
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From 19 March 2020 all our leisure centres will close until the end of May, we will continually update you on this.
* We would like to reassure our members that all our monthly direct debit will not be collected from the 1st April – 31 May. Please do not cancel your direct debit directly with the bank.*
Swimming Lessons - what happens now?
* Please do not cancel your direct debit directly with the bank.*
We have automatically stopped all monthly direct debits for our 'Learn to Swim' swimming lessons so these will not be collected on the 1 April and 1 May.
We will be processing refunds for 19 March – 31 March in due course, we’ll keep you informed of progress on this.
Your child’s place for lessons will remain unchanged.
Info for Bookees / Hirers / Birthday Party Bookings
Where hirers have not run sessions due to coronavirus we will be able to offer the following;
- If you (hirer) have paid the invoice we can credit your account for the cancelled sessions so you can use for a future booking
- If you (hirer) have not paid the invoice, you can either pay and be credited for future use or have part- cancellation
For birthday parties booked, we can offer to credit you so you can re-book a party at a later date or receive a refund.
A member of staff from our centres will be in contact with hirers affected to discuss options.
What is Actif doing?
We would like to reassure our members that all our monthly direct debit will not be collected from the 1st April – 31 May. We will continue to review this situation and extend the freeze period if necessary.
Customers who have paid for memberships or services with us up until end of March will be refunded – we will contact you direct to process this.
Where hirers have not run sessions due to coronavirus we would support the following actions: if hirer has paid invoice we would credit their account for the cancelled session so to use for future bookings; if hirer has not yet paid, they could pay and be credited for future use or have a part-cancellation. A member of staff will be in touch with hirers affected to discuss these options.
We will continue to following advice and guidance from Public Health Wales and Carmarthenshire County Council and keep all our customers and staff updated of when the centres will re-open.
What can members do to help? (guidance from Public Health Wales)
Please refer to these websites which are updated regularly
Carmarthenshire County Council http://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2020/02/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance#.XnCesaj7TIU
Public Health Wales - updated daily at 11am
Got a question for us?
To reduce the level of calls that our centres and head office receive at the moment we have set up an online contact form.
Let us know if you have a question or query and we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
We will be posting updates on our website (www.actif.wales), Facebook (Actif Sport and Leisure) and Twitter (@SportCarms) pages and our new app (Search ‘Actif Sport and Leisure’ in your App Store and Google Play).
We will be using our app to push out key messages during this time. Please make sure that you ‘Allow Notifications’ so that you don’t miss out on any essential updates from us.
The Emergency Relief Fund is targeted at clubs who are already facing significant challenges after a difficult few weeks and who are likely to need immediate financial support over the next 12 weeks (up to 30th June 2020).
Following advice from Government, all our leisure centres are currently closed until further notice. More information regarding your membership, frequently asked questions and more can be found in this article.
Here's an update from Actif and who better to do that than our Senior Sport and Leisure Manager, Carl Daniels
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