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Yearsley Swimming Pool

Haleys Terrace, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8SB

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is York.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.
  • Comments View
    • Please check the pool's website for up to date opening times and session times.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 363cm x 592cm (11ft 11in x 19ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The venue has Blue Badge and staff car parking.
    • An arrangement is in place with Nestle which allows standard car parking to the side of the venue if spaces in the factory car park are available (Photograph 3).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the external push pad is 71cm.
    • The height of the internal push pad is 99cm.

Level Change (Approach from Haxby Road)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading from Haxby Road to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The lowered section is 79cm.
    • There is seating available in the foyer.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • There are vending machines in the foyer.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played poolside.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Motorised scooters allowed access to the accessible changing room only.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 5 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • The hoist is a hydraulic lift chair and is operated by staff.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the balcony seating areas.
  • Comments View
    • Mobility impaired users can be seated poolside (photograph 4).

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located at the front of the pool area.
  • The facility is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 239cm x 254cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 4in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 49cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The shower has a fully functioning emergency alarm.
    • The shower controls are twist/turn mixer.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is located in the accessible changing room.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on both sides of the pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The female changing rooms are located on the left as you enter the pool area.
    • The male changing rooms are located on the right as you enter the pool area.
    • There is a family changing room on each side.
    • The height of the baby change when extended is 100cm.
    • The height of the baby seat when extended is 92cm.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the front of the pool.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a flip-down shower seat in the standard showers.
    • The height of the seat is 47cm.
    • There are grab rails on the right, and a drop down rail next to the flip down seat.
    • The male and female standard showers are identical.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the female standard shower and toilet area at the front of the pool.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the male standard shower and toilet area at the front of the pool.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the grounds surrounding the venue.