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Update following latest government COVID19 guidance

The Cheltenham Trust is pleased that, following the guidance to lift some of the current restrictions, announced by the government this week, it can progress remobilisation plans for all its venues.

The guidance sets out a cautious and phased approach and from 4 July it is likely that the Trust will be permitted to open its outdoor areas, subject to the infection rate continuing to fall.

The current guidance does not permit the re-opening of the inside of cultural, leisure or hospitality venues on 4 July, and currently a date for reopening of these venues has not been clarified.

The safety of customers, staff and visitors continues to be the main priority for the Trust and the remobilisation plan for the outdoor spaces (in the first instance) will adhere strictly to the guidance and safety measures required. Primarily these outdoor areas are likely to be at Pittville Pump Room, The Prince of Wales Stadium, the Garden Bar in Imperial Gardens.

The Trust looks forward to welcoming the local community back to enjoy these external spaces in a safe way and, as such, the necessary infrastructure and safety measures will be put in place to ensure that reopening can take place.

Now that the government has released the phased lifting of lockdown measures, the Trust will publish regular updates to the community, to provide information on what will reopen and what will be available.

The Trust values a partnership approach to delivering services and facilities, and looks forward to continuing to work closely with the local community and its partners to reopen its venues. It is imperative that government guidance forms the basis for remobilisation and that all customers and visitors can be assured that the venues and space will be safe.

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