In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, leisure centres across the UK began to reopen, but in the ‘new world’ they faced restrictions to protect customers and staff. Dudley Council tasked Zero Point 8 with assessing what protective screens were required for a number of leisure centres across the borough – in Dudley, Halesowen, Coseley and Stourbridge. The sports ground at The Dell, near Dudley, is a slightly larger complex, with additional outdoor facilities, and required assessment too.
What we did
The Zero Point 8 team is well versed in carrying out assessments within the confines of social distancing, and we were quickly able to measure and analyse each venue, and to recommend what action was required for the individual centres. This was important as a bespoke solution was needed for each centre. As a business at the heart of the Black Country, our team was pleased to be able to measure, quote and design acrylic screens within just a few days.
After developing designs for each site, acrylic screens were manufactured at our factory. As well as screens in each reception area, individually made to fit around existing equipment, we also installed screens into the gym areas. At The Dell, an additional bulkhead with integrated lights above the counter was also required, and we manufactured a door with a digi lock to provide additional security in the reception area.