David Lloyd health club delivered notice of improvement regarding Covid violations



A popular health club received an improvement notice for Covid regulatory violations following an inspection.

David Lloyd Health Club, on Ipswich Road, Cardiff, received the notice of Covid violations following an inspection by the Shared Regulatory Service (SRS) on Monday, June 7.

Officers said the gymnasium did not provide information to those entering or working the premises on how to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

The health club has been given a number of measures to follow in order to comply with the regulations. These include the posting of more signs and visual aids in the gym and around the premises, as well as keeping a distance of 2m in toilets, changing rooms and showers.

SRS officers also said the bar should be “table service only” and drinks should not be served above the bar.

The following measures were characterized as “necessary and proportionate” to ensure that the place complies with the rules:

  • “Provide information to those entering the premises on how to minimize exposure to the coronavirus”
  • “Post signs and other visual aids in the gymnasium and around the premises”
  • “Make sure to respect a distance of 2 m in the toilets, the changing rooms and the shower”
  • “Make sure the bar is table service only and drinks are not served above the bar”

The improvement notice was delivered to Ipswich Road Gymnasium on June 7 and the company has until June 10 to comply. Agents have the power to temporarily shut down businesses if they are found to be in breach of coronavirus regulations.

The full review can be seen here.

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It comes as Wales ‘coronavirus infection rate has risen again with 113 more positive cases recorded in Public Health Wales’ daily update.

The latest figures released on Thursday, June 10 also included a death within 28 days of a laboratory confirmed case of Covid-19. This brings the total number of deaths in PHW figures since the start of the pandemic to 5,571.

Cardiff reported seven new cases on Thursday and the infection rate in the capital stands at 13.4 per 100,000.

A spokesperson for the clubs David Lloyd said, “We take the health and safety of our members and our team very seriously.

“We have taken into account the findings of the Cardiff Environmental Health Department following their inspection on June 7. We are working closely with the EHO team to ensure we are following government guidelines at all times.”



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