Local sports and community groups are celebrating the re-opening of the 3G pitch at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park after a six-month Covid closure.
Get your game on as football and fitness facilities reopen
*Updated 19 August 2020*
SGP Westfield football & fitness facilities now open
Following the recent reopening of Leisure United’s sites at Graves and Thorncliffe, the centre at Westfield has also reopened to the public today (Wednesday 19 August).
SGP Westfield, which has a fitness gym as well as football pitches, remained closed while additional checks and measures were carried out across the facilities.
Sheffield City Council and Leisure United are now confident that the relevant measures are in place and that facilities can reopen to the public safely.
As with SGP Graves & Thorncliffe, clear rules and guidance are also in place at Westfield:
- Access to the gym is by pre-booking only, limited to 35 members at any one time
- Access to the pitches is by pre-booking only with contactless payment
- The lead booker/adult supervisor is responsible for the behaviour, duty of care and social distancing of their group
- A one way system is in place, as well as hand sanitiser and temperature checks on arrival
- All individuals on site must scan in via QR codes, which will support NHS Track and Trace if needed
- Spectators must also socially distance in groups off the pitches and stay distanced from other groups
Pre-booking information can be found on www.sgpwestfield.com and click on log in to book a gym slot or register now if you need a QR code for the pitches.
For further information on all the measures put in to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit please telephone SGP Westfield on 0114 248 4829.
State of the art football pitches at SGP Graves and SGP Thorncliffe will reopen to members of the public from Monday 10th August.
The sites, which have been closed due to coronavirus restrictions, are now available to book, after the Government further relaxed restrictions, allowing more sports and leisure facilities to operate.
Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council said:
“Football is a primary sport for so many in Sheffield and it’s a brilliant way to be active and healthy, so it’s great news that players can get back on these fantastic purpose built pitches.
“We have worked closely with our operating partners to make sure the necessary measures are in place to enable players to take part safely and in line with Government guidance.
“I know this will be welcome news to our teams who train and play on the pitches regularly, even if things are a bit different to usual. We ask that all taking part act responsibly, adhering to the rules in place and help us keep this environment safe for everyone.”
Both football sites are managed by the Sheffield Football Trust on behalf of Sheffield City Council.
The Sheffield City Council Trustee, Cllr Anne Murphy said:
“It is great news that the football facilities are reopening and great timing for the young people in the City to get back to training and playing matches.”
The facilities which are operated by Leisure United have been under review to make sure the right measures are in place to allow safe use.
There is a clear set of rules and guidance in place aligning to Government Guidance. Access to the pitches is strictly via a pre booking system utilising contactless payment. The lead booker/adult supervisor is responsible for the behaviour, duty of care and social distancing of their group.
A one way system is in place, as well as hand sanitiser and temperature checks on arrival. All individuals on site must scan in via QR codes, which will support NHS Track and Trace if needed. In addition, spectators must also socially distance in groups off the pitches and stay distanced from other groups.
For further information on all the measures put in to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit please telephone SGP Graves 01142375349 or SGP Thorncliffe 0114 284 6642.
Further announcements will be made soon about the reopening of other public leisure facilities in the city.
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