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Coronavirus update 13th March 2020

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days


Coronavirus update 12th March 2020

Regarding COVID-19

In the light of the current health crisis we wanted to inform you of the precautions we are taking at our climbing centres in Manchester, Harrogate and Reading. At this stage we do not intend to close our sites unless otherwise instructed and we are currently trading as normal.

  • Our daily contracted cleaners will focus on key areas within our centres and this will be further supplemented by additional cleaning during the afternoon and evening periods by our in-house teams.
  • We have put hand sanitiser at key locations around the centres.
  • We route set regularly and all holds are cleaned with a sanitising process.
  • All our staff and external contractors are being kept up to date with government advice and guidelines.
  • Implemented a COVID-19 Risk Assessment to help us identify and deal with potential risks.

An outbreak of the virus within one of our climbing centres would be detrimental to us and could result in us having to close and could also impact the health of our team, therefore we ask that you take two weeks off climbing if:

  • you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms; or
  • you have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus; or
  • you have recently travelled to or from any of the affected areas; or
  • you have been in contact with someone from an affected area.

What you can do:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitisers;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. Then put the used tissues in the bin straight away;
  • Avoid touching your face whilst climbing;
  • If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111. DO NOT go directly to your GP or A&E.

As a Company we are ensuring that we are up to date with all the government advice and will be in contact should anything change. Please visit our websites and social media accounts for updates.

Kind regards

Manchester, Harrogate and Reading teams