Covid-19 information.

Last updated on 18th April 2022.

The Welsh Government has announced that from Monday, 18 April 2022, it will no longer be a legal requirement for businesses and organisations to carry out a coronavirus risk assessment and implement reasonable measures to minimise the risk.

However, Beacon Climbing Centre continues to take certain precautions to protect our staff and customers:

  • We have retained hand sanitisers in the centre and we continue to encourage staff and customers to regularly wash their hands.

  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain healthy air in the workplace using natural ventilation.

  • Staff and customers are encouraged to wear masks if they so wish, but it is not mandatory.

  • Customers visiting any of our therapists (acupuncture, osteopathy, massage or reflexology) must continue to wear masks and follow the current guidelines for health and social care settings.

Important.

Please do not visit the climbing centre if you have any signs of COVID-19.  For the most up to date Welsh Government advice, visit https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Face Coverings.
Masks are no longer compulsory in Beacon, in line with current Government advice and legislation. Please respect those who wish to continue wearing them.

Sanitising.
We provide hand sanitisers.  We also recommend climbers wash their hands at the start and end of their session, and when visiting the bathrooms.

Don’t like the crowds?

We open at 8am on Thursdays which may provide a quieter time for you climb.

Check In/Check Out.
To keep a record of all climbers that have passed through our building all climbers and belayers MUST check-in AND check-out by the entrance or with a member of staff in reception. The number of climbers in our building at any one time will also be displayed live on our website for others to see.

Social Distancing Within the Centre.
Please continue to observe others’ boundaries.

Ventilation.
Having spent many years trying to block draughts in our centre we are now encouraging them!  You will find many fire doors held open with industry standard door holders, and windows will be open to encourage a flow of fresh air through all areas.  Please do not close them. This may make the centre feel cooler, which some people will prefer, but others may want to wear something warm. We are monitoring the air quality with CO2 monitors to assess ventilation.

Spectators/Non-Climbers.
There is ample space for spectators to view the climbing from balconies. Please be aware of any climbers around you, and keep children away from climbing areas unless you have booked them in for climbing.  Children must be supervised at all times.  The café is open to all, and is a great place to sit and wait for your friends while having some refreshment. Free wi-fi is available.

Cleaning.
We have tried to remove the need for you to touch many surfaces, apart from the climbing walls, on your passage through the building.  Many doors are now held open safely to enable touch free passage through corridors, which also aids better ventilation.

We are removing all non essential items such as leaflets, menus etc.  Please do not ask us to display any literature for you, and do not leave anything with us.

We strongly recommend that you wash your hands regularly.

Café 
A menu of salads, sandwiches, soups, pies, cakes and hot and cold drinks are available to buy and eat at our tables.  The offer may vary from day to day. Some cold food is prepacked in compostable and recyclable packaging, and hot food is also available.  Please do not consume your own food and drink in the café, and picnics should not be eaten in the climbing areas.

Takeaway hot and cold drinks and snacks are available from reception when the café is closed.

Chalk.
There is no evidence that chalk enables transmission of viruses, and there is reliable evidence to show that infectious SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is reduced by around 99% immediately upon contact with chalky surfaces. Chalk balls and liquid chalk are both acceptable and available to purchase at reception.  Always wash your hands before and after climbing. As usual, loose chalk is not acceptable indoors as it more easily spills and becomes airborne, creating a dusty atmosphere which many find problematic. Please be considerate.

Hire Equipment.
Hire equipment is available.