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Long Stratton Leisure Centre rated excellent for Covid security measures




Long Stratton Leisure Centre has been rated as excellent for the Covid security measures it introduced in response to the pandemic.

The South Norfolk Council-run venue was given the rating by Quest – the industry’s go-to scheme for quality assurance.

During an inspection earlier this year, a range of areas were put under the spotlight, including cleanliness and hygiene, how effectively the centre was managed, the customer experience and community engagement.

From left: Dan Coltman, centre manager, Megan Gipson, quality and safety manager, Lewis Jackson, assistant centre manager and Madi Burley, assistant centre manager. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography.
From left: Dan Coltman, centre manager, Megan Gipson, quality and safety manager, Lewis Jackson, assistant centre manager and Madi Burley, assistant centre manager. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography.

“The team at Long Stratton Leisure Centre have worked extremely hard to keep our customers safe during this pandemic and its fantastic they have received this top accreditation as recognition,” said district councillor Alison Thomas.

“It’s also an assurance to all our customers that they can continue to keep fit and healthy in a Covid-secure environment.

“Since the centre reopened, the staff have continued to provide a first-class service to our customers, which this accreditation demonstrates.”

Cllr Thomas also recognised the work staff had done earlier in the year, when they were redeployed to volunteer at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital while the centre was closed due to lockdown.

She added: “The leisure team have been incredible during the pandemic. Many were redeployed to other roles to help our residents and some even worked alongside our colleagues in the NHS.

“They continue to show passion, dedication and enthusiasm and they really should be very proud of their achievements.”

Quest assessor and company director Caroline Constantine praised the “well-presented centre” for its “exceptional housekeeping”, adding that “all members of staff on duty were a credit to the organisation”.



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