As we come towards the end of the year we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers, clubs, staff and partnership that have supported us during 2020.
It has been a challenging year for everyone. Some people in our communities have been personally effected by the virus, others have worked through it all to continue offering the much needed goods and services over the pandemic while others have experienced loneliness and mental health challenges.
During the lockdowns our teams have contributed in their communities to the care, police and fire services and others have reached out to customers to keep them active safely. Some have distributed food and drink to food banks and cade homes, and some have opened their sites to health services that needed relocating.
Since August we have all come together to re build our Byw’n Iach services bit by bit by clearly prioritising the health of our customers in every step we take. As we have opened our doors we have pleasantly surprised by your response. So many of you have been in contact explaining how access to the swimming pool and other facilities has had a positive change on your life and mental health.
We are thankful to everyone that has returned to the centres and for sharing your experience with us. Over the last weeks, hundreds of you have answered our online questionnaire and we are busy going through your answers to understand what is important to you so that we can plan ahead ready for next year. One message from you was clear, our customers feel safe and confident in our Covid systems within our centres. We hope that many more of our will return very soon.
We are looking forward and hopeful for 2021. It looks that the beginning of next year is going to be a challenge, but this will not stop us from continuing to work had in extending on what we can offer in our programmes, facilities all with the same care and consideration for your safety. Many new activities are already in place for you for next year. Keep an eye out on our social media channels and website to learn more.
There is a lot more understanding of the roll of Community Leisure Facilities in supporting the Health Service. We will remain open with safety procedures in place, continue to support you to be active, and continue to make an important contribution to the health and well-being of our communities.
Covid is a serious threat, but being isolated has been a threat to thousands in our communities. The news about vaccines and testing arrangements is proving that there is a possible and exciting path towards a new normal at the end of next year.
In the meantime, thank you all for supporting Byw’n Iach during 2020 and Merry Christmas to everyone.Back to blog