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Playing sport at Venue 360 during COVID-19

updated 12/10/2020

General Information

  • Please do not visit Venue 360 if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. You must also advise this to all other participants in your booking, plus have contact details of them all, should it be required to help the NHS track and trace system

  • Opening hours have been changed to meet govt. instruction. Please click HERE to check times

  • Please respect other users by social distancing when entering the facility and making your way to your chosen activity. Masks must be worn in the building apart from when you are actually playing sport.

  • Hand sanitiser will be available as you enter the main building and via various other points

  • Anyone found not adhering to our COVID guidelines will be asked to stop playing with immediate effect and not permitted to book again for the forseeable future.

  • Please do not gather in groups before and after your activity. Groups over 6 people are not permitted.

  • Equipment hire such as badminton and tennis rackets will be available but we strongly encourage you to bring and provide your own equipment. Equipment will be sanitised everytime it is returned from hire

  • General advice is to come dressed to play and shower afterwards at home. We do however have limited showers available to ensure social distancing. Changing rooms are open on the ground floor where there is more room to space yourselves out. 

  • Despite Sauna and Steam rooms now being permitted under strict govt. guidelines, Venue 360 does not feel this is something we can comfortably manage safely with the controls required to be put in place.
    The health suite will therefore remain closed until all controls are lifted. Apologies for this inconvenience but we hope you can respect our decision.

     

Making a booking

  • Bookings are able to be made online, please click HERE to book your slots.

  • Please Note. Any bookings that are not 'free' must be paid for online there and then or the booking will drop off after 20mins.

  • If you have not booked online before, please refer to our recent 'Time to Return' email that was sent to current members for your booking PIN. If you are not a current member or haven't received the email, please contact our main reception.

  • You can call reception on 01582 418873 opt.1. We do however anticipate reception being very busy so please try to book and pay online.

  • Normal advance booking rules apply (14 days members, 7 days non-members)

  • Any unpaid bookings must be paid via reception but by card or apple pay only. We will be adopting a 'cashless' payment system for the foreseeable future.
     

Sports permitted to be played

  • Pro-Zone Football will be permitted as follows - outdoor competitive play now permitted. Please click HERE to read the FA Guidance on returning to play, we strongly request players or booking organisers to read this and adhere to when playing at Venue 360. Players are asked to stay at their cars until their booking start time and not enter until the previous booking has completely cleared. Bookings are requested to leave promptly to allow the next booking start. Sanitiser will be placed on the entrance gate to each pro-zone, please use on entry and exit.

  • Badminton will be permitted as follows - both singles play and doubles play can now take place in groups of people from different households, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can play doubles. We will have bookings available to book online for our sports hall courts and mats/courts in the indoor tennis centre. Please click HERE for full guidance from Badminton England. Further to the latest government instruction, we are not permitting more than 6 people per court to be present at anyone time i.e. 4 on court, 2 spectating / rotating in playing.

  • Tennis will be permitted as follows only - Singles and Doubles providing social distancing is maintained. Please click HERE for full LTA guidance. Tennis courses will take place again but in accordance with LTA guidelines.

  • Table Tennis will be permitted as follows only - Singles play only, unless playing with people from the same household (Doubles could then be played). Please click HERE for Table Tennis England guidance.

  • Squash will be permitted as follows only - 
    1) Match play / Full squash game. Players from the same household or support bubble can play ‘normal’ squash as they would have previous to COVID-19.
    2) Solo practice Individual players can practice squash on their own. Options include a range of solo practices and drills to help maintain and improve squash skills.
    3) Sides ‘Sides’ is a modified version of the game that allows two players from different households (not in a support bubble) to play on court at the same time. Please click
    HERE for full guidance from England Squash and for full rules on playing 'Sides'
    4) Squash League Bubbles. These are now permitted but must only be leagues approved and organised by Venue 360. If you are interested in playing, please email g.carey@venue360.co.uk and Georgia will do her best to accomodate you when the next league starts. These leagues will be in bubbles of no more than 6 players and must follow slightly modified playing rules. Please click HERE for playing rules and conditions.

  • Basketball will be permitted as follows only - small court only for Individual drills. The exception to this will be approved U18 practice sessions with a coach and risk assessments in place. Please click HERE for Basketball England guidance.
     

Sports NOT permitted to be played

  • Indoor 5-a-side

  • Cricket

  • Basketball (unless individual practice or if approved U18 practice sessions with a coach and risk assessments in place)

  • Netball (The exception to this will be approved U18 practice sessions with a coach and risk assessments in place)

  • Volleyball

Children's Activities

  • No Children's birthday party bookings will be taken for the rest of this year and a decision will be made late November for when we will restart in 2021.

  • Kids Saturday morning football returned on Saturday 22nd August - Please click HERE for further details.

  • Our term time Tennis coaching programme is now available and started from Saturday 5th September. Please click HERE for further details. You are still able to pay a reduced rate for the amount of weeks remaining and join the course 

Group Exercise Classes

  • Please do not visit Venue 360 if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19

  • Our class timetable has been revised for the time-being with some time and location changes. Click HERE to view the timetable

  • Bookings will ideally be made online via our online bookings portal. You can also call reception on 01582 418873 opt.1. Members are able to book 14 days in advance, please let us know if you are not able to attend any booked slots.

  • Yoga and Pilates will take place in the Riverside Suite as much as possible to ensure social distancing occurs

  • Our studio cycling classes have been temporarily moved to the Juniper Suite as it is bigger. It will however still mean slightly lower capacity to ensure social distancing

  • Other classes will take place in the sports hall but in ½ the hall and not the usual ¼.

  • Limited equipment will be used during classes and members advised to bring their own stretch mat, however these will still be provided and cleaned after each use

  • Hand sanitiser and blue roll will be available at each class venue, no personal towels please.

  • Please respect other members by keeping your distance and cleaning up after yourself

  • Please do not gather in groups before and after classes

It is essential that all users respect the above and stick to social distancing and govt. instruction.
Venue's can be closed should govt. guidance not be followed.

We are still very much open following the recent govt. announcements.
All COVID-19 page information supersedes all other info on this website.

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ABOUT VENUE 360

A warm welcome and a professional, friendly approach. That’s what you experience every time you visit Venue 360. As Luton’s leading conference, events, fitness and leisure complex, Venue 360 has provided the local community with state-of-the-art facilities for just over 25 years now. 

As a non-profit organisation, all revenue is reinvested back into Venue 360, which allows us to continuously improve our facilities and update equipment in order to keep ourselves at the forefront of leisure, provide exceptional service and offer great value for money.

So if you are in the Luton, Dunstable, Harpenden or Hitchin area and looking for a great conference centre, party room, gym, exercise class, 3G football pitch or cafe bar, then Venue 360 is the place for you.

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