FOLLOWING Government guidance announced on Saturday, all of LiveWire’s Leisure and Library sites will be required to close from tomorrow, Thursday, November 5 until further notice.
Subject to government clarification, it is expected that Burtonwood Post Office will remain open but no library offer will be delivered from the site.
Due to the closure of their facilities and services, LiveWire has suspended membership payments – no further payments will be taken until their services are resumed. This includes; fitness, tennis, swim lessons and gymnastics.
Emma Hutchinson, Managing Director of LiveWire, said: “Our doors maybe closing once again but our staff are still here, and ready to do our best to help you and your families keep fit and well – mentally and physically – in the coming weeks.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone back through our doors as soon as is possible – and please keep in touch with us via our social media pages in the meantime and consider working out with us remotely via LiveWire@Home.
“As ever, thank you for your patience and support.”
Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, said: “I am, of course, very disappointed that we are having to shut the doors to Leisure Centres and Libraries again – particularly after the huge amount of work put in by so many people to re-open them and make them COVID-secure. However, we know that the safety of the public comes first.
“What I can say with real optimism is that the safety work already carried out will hold us in good stead. We will be ready to quickly get up-and-running once more, when it’s possible to re-open. Our customers are a real community family, who value the services LiveWire provides, and we’re looking forward welcoming them back, as soon as it’s safe to do so.”
Library Service Changes
To mitigate the impact the closure may have on library members the following has been introduced:
A fines amnesty – there will be no overdue charges for items issued from 1st March 2020
All items borrowed will be due for return on 13th January 2021
Any items currently on loan will automatically be renewed until this date
Increased borrowing allowance of 20 items
Access to a range of online resources to support home study
Free online eBooks and eAudio service
Online activities, signposting to reading resources, etc. on dedicated Facebook page
Please find more at: https://www.facebook.com/YourLiveWireLibraries
Over the past few months LiveWire have been working very hard on their new virtual fitness offer – LiveWire@Home – that you can access from the safety and comfort of your own home.
LiveWire@Home is available on the LiveWire App and gives you access to a combination of live streamed classes and an archive of On Demand workouts.
Following a soft launch where Select Members were given free access to the platform as part of its trial period, LiveWire@Home has bow officially launched with a NEW upgraded platform. And in response to the forthcoming lockdown there will be TRIPLE the amount of classes available to choose from.
The new LiveWire@Home platform is a chargeable service and can be accessed for just £5.99 per month.
If you would like to continue accessing LiveWire@Home during this lockdown period, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request this. Please note that your direct debit payments will be adjusted to a monthly fee of just £5.99 for this service whilst sites remain closed. Please note that accounts will be activated within 48-hours following the receiving of your instruction.
Find out more about LiveWire@Home here: https://livewirewarrington.co.uk/livewireathome/