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Aberystwyth University, Parc-y-Llyn, Aberystwyth, SY23 1EY

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COVID-19 Information (Aberystwyth University)

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • Building opening times will vary depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.
  • There have been no changes to the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • In buildings where teaching takes place, one-way systems have been introduced, with some designated entrances and exit points.
  • One-way systems will be in force during the changeover period between teaching activities (generally between ten to and ten past the hour).
    Individuals with accessibility requirements, however, are not required to follow building one-way systems, and continue to be able to enter, exit and navigate buildings via the most accessible routes.
  • In tight entrance and exit points, hand sanitising stations will generally be wall-mounted rather than free standing to maximise the available space.
  • Hand sanitising stations have been installed at all building entrances and exits. Supplies of sanitising wipes have also been made available at strategic locations.
  • Floor markings have been added to assist with social distancing and way-finding, to account for one-way systems. Signage has also been put on walls and doors to remind building users to keep at least 2 metres apart.
  • Room capacities have been reviewed and reduced to ensure that social distancing of at least 2 metres can be maintained. Maximum room capacities will be clearly signposted at the entrances.
  • Protective screens have been introduced at all reception desk areas.
  • Building lifts should be single occupancy only, unless individuals are with other members of their households or extended households.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing. Majority of toilet areas have been changed to single occupancy areas only, adopting a knock and shout approach.
  • Communal changing areas are closed. All shower areas to be single occupancy areas only, adopting a knock and shout approach.
  • All users of University buildings are expected to comply with the University's guidance on face coverings Individuals who are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering are asked to wear a distinguishable lanyard to identify to others that they are exempt.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .
  • Additional information about the measures in place for Covid-19 can be found here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include female and male changing rooms and the prayer room.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a rugby pitch, a cricket pitch and 3 tennis courts.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Getting Around

  • From the car park there is an uneven tarmaced pathway leading up to the female changing room to the right.
  • Further along the pathway the male changing rooms are up a steep sloping gradient pathway.
  • As you pass the male changing rooms the pathways leads to the Worship Building.

Outside Access (Female Changing Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 62cm (2ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The second entrance door is to the left when you enter. This door gives access to the home changing room.
    • There is another identical door opposite to access the away changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located opposite the playing fields.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the car park entrance upon entering the venue.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the playing fields.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Outside Access (Male Changing Rooms)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the male changing room building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77.5cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the changing room block to the right opposite the playing fields.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 100m (109yd 1ft) from the car park vehicle entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the playing fields.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Female)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the female changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the male standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Playing Fields

  • The playing fields are opposite the male and female changing rooms
  • Fronting the playing fields is a slight gradient tarmac ramped access pathway giving access to the playing fields .This is shown in photographs 5 and 6.
  • Directly in front of the male changing rooms there are 2 sets of stairs with deep steps. The first set of stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • The playing fields have 1 rugby pitch and a cricket pitch.
  • To the far corner there is a fenced area with 3 tarmac surface tennis courts.
  • To the front of the car park there is a covered seating pavilion. The stepped access to the seats are high.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Female)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the female standard changing rooms.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the changing room entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Male)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the male standard changing rooms.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 7m from the male changing room entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.