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Faces masks now compulsory at Alive West Norfolk venues

It is compulsory for customers to wear face coverings at Alive West Norfolk sites as of today (Friday, September 25).

This is in line with government guidance in a bid to contain rising coronavirus cases across the nation.

Alive West Norfolk has stated the face covering can be removed when taking part in sport and fitness activities, but should be worn when moving around the centres, including Lynnsport and Alive Downham Leisure.

Face coverings should now be worn at Alive Lynnsport in line with government rules
Face coverings should now be worn at Alive Lynnsport in line with government rules

A statement by Alive West Norfolk says: "We are taking these steps to keep our customers and staff safe in light of further guidance. We have been really impressed with how customers have responded to the changes we have introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and would like to thank you for your ongoing support."

All customers should wear a face covering unless classified as exempt.

Although the national daily case figure reached its highest level since May on Wednesday, infection rates in West Norfolk remain low, with latest daily figures peaking at four per 100,000 people earlier this month.

There were reasons for concerns in Lynn however, as 65 pupils were told to self-isolate following confirmation of a case of coronavirus at Springwood High School.

The school confirmed that three members of staff were sent home yesterday afternoon in response to the positive test result by Public Health England.

Yesterday also saw Chancellor Rishi Sunak announce a new wave of measures intended to support the economy through the crisis including a new Job Support Scheme which is intended to replace the current furlough programme from November.

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