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Tennis Bowling and Track Sports Facilities to reopen

Mid Ulster District Council is set to reopen a number of tennis, bowling and track facilities from Thursday 1 April following easing of restrictions by the Executive on certain outdoor activities. 

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan said:

As we focus on the phased reopening of our leisure and outdoor recreation facilities as and when easements in regulations allow, it is good to see outdoor recreation opportunities in play for our residents which will help to improve their mental and physical health and well-being. 

As we did last year, we’re asking users to expect a slightly different experience when they come back and even more importantly in light of the stubbornly high numbers in some Mid Ulster postcodes, for the users of these facilities to abide by the rules that are in place for both their own and others safety and enjoyment. ”

From 1pm, Tobermore Golf Centre and Driving Range will re-open, with new booking and access arrangements in place, together with strict social distancing measures and enhanced cleaning regimes. Users of the Golf Course and Driving Range are required to book in advance online or via the Centre. 

Drumcoo, Fairhill, Fivemiletown and Magherafelt Bowling Greens will reopen for Club activities only with arrangements in place to account for social distancing and hygiene requirements, with indoor pavilions, club houses and changing rooms remaining closed at this time.

Tennis courts at Mid Ulster Sports Area, Meadowbank Sports Arena and Dungannon Park will also be bookable through Park Reception, Mid Ulster or Meadowbank Sports Arenas. Players are asked to follow Tennis Ireland protocols and pre-booking for use is essential to enable track and trace protocols

Finally, individuals or groups of up to 10 people from two households will be able to book for sessions on athletics tracks. All users will be expected to use the facilities in line with current sports industry body and public health advice.

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