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Leisure And Sports Facilities To Close Under New Restrictions

Mid Ulster District Council’s leisure and sports facilities will close from Friday 27 November in line with new coronavirus restrictions.
The latest restrictions will see the Council’s four leisure centres, two sports arenas, golf centre and all indoor and outdoor pitches and courts close for a two week period.
Existing closures of cultural and tourism centres, including the Burnavon, Seamus Heaney HomePlace and The Hill of The O’Neill, will continue, as will the current limit on numbers (25) attending burials and weddings.

Chair of the Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan, said: 

Continuing to restrict our social contacts and our non-essential travel is the only way we can currently match the endless energy of this virus. These latest restrictions are absolutely necessary, and they mean all of us will have to dig deep once again for the strength and resilience to play our part in slowing the spread and giving much-needed breathing space to our health service.

"The only way we can safely reopen our economy is if we really and truly adhere to the rules, behaving not as if our lives and our livelihoods depend on it, but because our lives and livelihoods depend on it. No-one underestimates how hard it is, especially for those in our communities who are already isolated and vulnerable, and for our retail and hospitality sectors which have been so hard-hit since the beginning of the pandemic.

"People in Mid Ulster have shown their community spirit time and time again since March and I know that will not stop. Nor will our support for local businesses."

 For details of the latest restrictions visit NI Direct's webpage.
And for details of how the Council’s services are impacted, see our Covid Update page.

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