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NSC flume refurbishment further delayed

UK contractor cancels visit due to 'personal circumstances'

Refurbishment of the water slides at the NSC has been further delayed. 

A specialist UK contractor, due to oversee work on the flume staircase and platforms, has been forced to cancel a visit to the Isle of Man.

They were due to travel to the Island last weekend but due to 'personal circumstances' the visit was cancelled.

A statement from the Department of Education, Sport and Culture says:

"Following the end of the lockdown we invited a local team to put up the scaffold needed to begin work on the flume staircase and platforms.

"The specialist contractor was secured to travel to the Island from the UK from Sunday 25 April which due to Public Health advice required all swimming facilities to be closed.

"Unfortunately due to personal circumstances the contractor cancelled their visit at the last minute and we reopened the pool on Saturday 24 April."

Government says it will advise on dates of future closures, necessary to undertake the work, as soon as the visit has been rescheduled.

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