COVID 19 UPDATE: COLIN GLEN IS BACK

19 May 20 / News

LATEST: The Forest Park building and Monas Café are now reopened. Appropriate measures have been put in place including social distancing, signage and hand sanitizers throughout the building.

We are delighted to announce that Adventure, Gruffalo and Birthday Party bookings are back at Colin Glen.

For further information on our Leisure Site and Forest Park, please see below:

Forest Park

Gruffalo Guided Walks, SKYTrek, Archery, Lasertag and birthday parties are now open for bookings. Our experienced team have put in place several adjustments to ensure our customer and staff safety. These adjustments are outlined below:

Gruffalo Guided Walks

  1. In addition to the facilitator, the maximum number per group is 30.
  2. The facilitator will greet parents and children at building and escort to the education room.
  3. Social distancing measures will be in place and should be adhered to throughout the activity.
  4. Customers are required to use hand sanitiser units provided before and after activity.
  5. Toilet facilities are available to customers.

SKYTrek ;

  1. In addition to instructors, a maximum of 30 will be permitted in the Skytrek area, split into groups.
  2. Instructors will greet customers at building and escort to the Skytrek area.
  3. Social distancing measures will be in place and should be adhered to throughout the activity.
  4. The activity brief and kitting up will be conducted outside.
  5. Depending on numbers, instructors will divide customers across activity areas.
  6. All kit; lanyards, helmets, harnesses and ropes will be quarantined prior to use for 72h and sanitised.
  7. Customers are encouraged to use hand sanitiser units provided before and after activity.
  8. Toilet facilities are available to customers.
  9. Customers will be required to wear disposable gloves provided, face masks are at the customer’s discretion.
  10. Disposable gloves should be disposed of after activity In bin provided.

Archery;

  1. In addition to the instructor, a maximum of 12 will be permitted in the Archery area, split into groups.
  2. Instructors will greet customers at building and escort to the archery area.
  3. All activity brief will be conducted outside.
  4. Social distancing measures will be in place and should be adhered to throughout the activity.
  5. Customers are encouraged to use hand sanitiser units provided before and after activity.
  6. Toilet facilities will be available to customers.
  7. Customers will be required to wear disposable gloves provided, face masks are at the customer’s discretion.
  8. Bows and arrows will be sanitised prior, during and after activity. 
  9. Disposable gloves should be disposed of after activity in the bin provided.

Laser tag update;

  1. In addition to the instructor, a maximum of 16 will be permitted in the laser tag area, split into groups.
  2. Instructors will greet customers at building and escort to the Laser Tag area.
  3. The activity brief and kitting up will be conducted outside.
  4. Social distancing measures will be placed and should be adhered to throughout the activity.
  5. Customers are encouraged to use hand sanitiser units provided before and after activity.
  6. Toilet facilities will be available to customers.
  7. Customers will be required to wear disposable gloves provided, face masks are at the customer’s discretion.
  8. Laser Tag guns and all other equipment provided will be sanitised prior to and after activity. 
  9. Disposable gloves should be disposed of after activity in the bin provided

Birthday Parties:

We are offering birthday parties in the activities outlined above with the same adjustments in place. With the birthday parties we will also be supplying food from Browns Fish and Chip Shop, with each child being given their own individual meal box.

Please be aware that our Forest Park is currently open Monday-Sunday 9.00am-6.00pm

Leisure

Outdoor Pitches

Pitches are now available to book for up to 10 people. Our experienced team have ensured that appropriate adjustments are in place and will be managed in line with guidance from the IFA published on 8 June 2020 which has been informed by NI Executive. The adjustments include:

  • Pitches must be booked online at www.colinglen.org
  • Players and coaches must remain in their car until the pitch area is clear.
  • A member of staff will sanitise the goal posts between bookings.
  • Teams/players must supply their own equipment.
  • Only players and coaches are permitted to enter the playing area.
  • Players and coaches must use the sanitiser provided before entering the playing area.
  • Parents/viewers must not enter the playing area or pitch corridor.
  • Strictly no congregating pre/post-training session.
  • Players and coaches must vacate the pitch immediately after use.
  • Toilets are available at reception.

Golf Course and Driving Range:

Our experienced team has ensured that the necessary adjustments are in place in line with the updated GUI protocol (phase 2) published on 4th June 2020, these include:

  • The golf course is currently members only, however members are permitted to bring a guest, the member must book two tee time slots in their own name and pay for their guest on arrival. For those of you who are not yet a member, we encourage you to learn more about our range of Golf memberships available to purchase immediately online. We have also introduced short term golf membership options in light of the restrictions in place.
  • Members must book tee times online. Booking links here; Tee time booking (members only)
  • 4 balls are now permitted on the golf course.
  • Driving range bays MUST be pre-booked online. Booking Links here; Driving Range bay booking (open to all).
  • We will only be accommodating one person per driving range bay, apart from U12s who must be accompanied by an adult who can also use the same bay during the 1 hour period. The waiting adult or child may use the stools provided or stand at bay entrance behind red line
  • Where possible please utilise the cashless option when paying.
  • Social distancing measures have been installed to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.
  • Hand sanitising dispensers have been installed in our 15 driving range bays and in all public areas.

Please be aware that our Forest Park building remains closed and are not currently open for business. Our Forest Park is still open every day.

We thank you for your continued support and we cannot wait to see you all back at Colin Glen. Enjoy!

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