18th Mar 2020
Dear Leisure Club and Swim School Members,
I am very sorry to inform you all that we are, from immediate effect, cancelling all of our Leisure Club and Swim School sessions. We are also cancelling our Oakham Activity Camps and Swim School Intensive courses which were due to run over the Easter holidays (Monday 6 April – Friday 17 April).
As I am sure you can appreciate, we are currently doing all that we can to minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading both within our school community and in the wider Oakham and Rutland community. Whilst we do not have any suspected or confirmed cases of the Coronavirus at Oakham School, the complexities of managing the volume of visitors to our school site are increasing. Despite having extensive visitor protocols in place – which can be seen here – https://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-information-for-parents-and-visitors we feel that cancelling these sporting sessions is now the safest course of action.
Given the national picture is changing daily, we feel it is best to plan ahead and re-open both our Leisure Club and Swim School in the summer term – week commencing 27 April 2020. Should this change and we are able to re-open it earlier, we will let you all know as soon as possible.
Please do accept our sincerest apologies for the disruption this causes you and your family. We, of course, will be pleased to offer refunds and credit notes as appropriate;
- Swim School: we will offer a credit note for the missed spring term sessions at the beginning of the summer term. Alternatively, if required, we will provide a refund of these missed sessions.
- Intensive Swim School courses: we can issue a credit for the next intensive swim school courses (during the Summer holidays) or a full refund.
- Leisure Club members: we will offer a credit note for the number of weeks that we are closed at the beginning of the summer term. Alternatively, if required, we will provide a refund of these missed weeks.
- Activity Camps – we can issue a credit for the next activity camp (during the Summer holidays) or a full refund.
Should you need any additional information about these new arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss this.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Commercial & Sports Facilities Manager