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Council Closes Leisure and Cultural Centres As A Precaution

Mid Ulster District Council is to close its leisure, sports and cultural centres from today (16 March) at 2pm until further notice as a precautionary response to the COVID-19 infection.
The decision has been made in response to growing public health concerns and to address issues of social distancing which has been identified as a measure to limit the spread of the virus.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Martin Kearney said:
“Of paramount importance is the health and well-being of our staff, our customers and of our wider local communities.
“We hope these closures will offer reassurance to our employees and the public, as well as making a very practical contribution to minimising social contact.
“Our staff will be reporting to work as normal, our parks and open spaces remain open and our other services are being delivered as normal”.
The closures apply to:

  • Bowling Greens

  • Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre

  • Bridewell Visitor Information Centre

  • Caravan Parks (Council-operated)

  • Cookstown Leisure Centre

  • Dungannon Leisure Centre

  • Gortgonis Gym, Coalisland

  • Greenvale Leisure Centre

  • Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House

  • Maghera Leisure Centre

  • Meadowbank Sports Arena

  • Mid Ulster Sports Arena

  • Moneymore Recreation Centre

  • Pitches and Pavilions

  • Play Areas

  • Public Toilets

  • Seamus Heaney HomePlace

  • Tobermore Golf Centre.

Our parks and open spaces, depots, recycling centres remain open at this time. Our council offices have limited access to the public for essential services only, and by appointment. Community facilities will be kept under review.
The Council continues to plan for other contingencies and the delivery of its essential services.
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