The plan for the phased reopening of leisure centres was approved at a special Council meeting held on Wednesday, 29 July with the Council confirming a package of financial support to enable centres to reopen.
The District Council’s leisure centres in Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden, which are managed on behalf of the Council by Everyone Active, will reopen their doors to the public next week, with customers able to initially access the fitness suite and group exercise classes.
Then, from 15th August, the council plans to reopen wetside activities once swimming pools have been recommissioned.
To manage the number of people at each centre at any given time, Everyone Active has increased hygiene measures and visitors are asked to follow social distancing rules. Most activities must be booked online or via the Everyone Active app prior to visiting the building.
The reopening schedule has been devised to ensure that both Cotswold District Council and Everyone Active can manage resources effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping customers and staff as safe as possible at each centre.
Leisure Centres will initially reopen with revised opening hours. Find out more about opening times and how centres are managed by Everyone Active.
Cllr Jenny Forde, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: "The role that fitness plays in physical and mental wellbeing is irrefutable, not to mention the impact on maintaining a healthy immune system.
“I’ve visited our leisure centres and can see how hard Everyone Active has been working behind the scenes to ensure that everything is ready to go. It’s very impressive and I think residents will be pleased to return to our leisure centres again and should be reassured by the measures in place.”
For further information on Everyone Active and its leisure centres, visit www.everyoneactive.com.