David Lloyd health club handed improvement notice over Covid breaches


A popular health club has been issued with an improvement notice for Covid regulation breaches following an inspection.

David Lloyd health club, on Ipswich Road, Cardiff, was handed the notice over Covid breaches following an inspection by the Shared Regulatory Service (SRS) on Monday, June 7.

Officers said the gym failed to provide information to those entering or working at the premises about how to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus.

The health club was given a number of measures to follow in order to comply with the regulations. These include displaying more signs and visual aids in the gym and around the premises, as well as ensuring 2m distancing is adhered to in toilets, locker rooms, and showers.

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

The following measures were listed as “necessary and proportionate” to ensure the venue complies with the rules:

  • “Provide information to those entering the premises how to minimise expose to the coronavirus”
  • “Display signs and other visual aids in the gym and around the premises”
  • “Ensure 2m distancing is kept in toilets, locker room, shower”
  • “Ensure the bar area is table service only and drinks are not served over the bar”

The improvement notice was handed to the gym on Ipswich Road on June 7 and the company has until June 10 to comply. Officers have the power to temporarily shut down businesses if they are found breaking coronavirus regulations.

The full notice can be seen here.



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

The latest figures published on Thursday, June 10, also included one death within 28 days of a lab-confirmed case of Covid-19. It brings the total number of deaths in the PHW figures since the pandemic began to 5,571.

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

A spokeswoman for David Lloyd Clubs said: “We take the health and safety of our members and team very seriously.

“We’ve taken on board the findings from the Cardiff environmental health department following their inspection on June 7. We are working closely with the EHO team to ensure that we adhere to government guidelines at all times.”





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