New Rules on Access To Council Services and Facilities

Changes include libraries, leisure centres and weddings

The need to pre-book swimming sessions set to end. Picture: Putney Leisure Centre
The need to pre-book swimming sessions set to end. Picture: Putney Leisure Centre

The recent changes to Government restrictions relating to Covid-19 have allowed Wandsworth Council to provide greater access to some services including libraries, leisure centres and weddings.

As Covid-19 rates are continuing to rise the council requests that visitors continue to wear face coverings in all its buildings.

Library open hours will return to normal, but the library services will continue under Covid-19 safety measures and visitors are encouraged to wear a mask and socially distance.

Leisure centre exercise classes and swimming sessions will increase in capacity to pre Covid-19 levels but cleaning gaps in between sessions will remain. Currently you must book a session. However from 26 July you will be permitted entry without booking.

All restrictions in terms of social distancing will be removed in parks.

All restrictions on maximum funeral numbers at Putney Vale Cemetery will be removed, and pre Covid-19 operations will resume. However, deaths will continue to be registered by telephone.

The number of people permitted to attend civil partnership and wedding ceremonies will only be limited by the number of people permitted in a venue in line with their independent health and safety risk assessments.

Waste and recycling services will continue as usual. Trips to the Smugglers Way waste and recycling centre must continue to be booked in advance.

Capacity numbers have been removed on indoor venues such as cinemas, museums, children’s play areas, theatres, pubs and other hospitality venues but the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas.

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July 21, 2021