Five Rivers Leisure centre to reopen in August

Five Rivers Leisure centre to reopen in August

Published by Mike Draper at 11:55am 24th July 2020. (Updated at 12:10pm 24th July 2020)

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Wiltshire Council's confirmed it'll begin a phased reopening of its leisure services from 3 August, following further easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Recent confirmation from the Government has said that leisure centres can reopen with social distancing measures in place.

From 3 August 2020, Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury will open its doors to the public for the first time since 20 March.

RE-OPENING BEGINS IN SALISBURY

  • Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury will open its doors on Monday 3rd August
  • Customers will be able to initially access the fitness suite, swimming pool and group exercise classes.
  • Springfield Community Campus in Corsham will also reopen
Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre on Hulse Road in Salisbury
FROM AUGUST 3rd: Customers will initially be able to access the Five Rivers fitness suite, swimming pool and group exercise classes.

TISBURY & PEWSEY

  • From 10 August The Nadder Centre in Tisbury and The Vale Community Campus in Pewsey will reopen too
  • That'll be joined by Devizes Leisure Centre
  • A number of the Council's other facilities will then reopen later in August or early September

Amesbury Sports Centre and Durrington Swimming and Fitness Centre will remain closed for the time being. The council is working with the MOD on the reopening of Tidworth Leisure Centre at a later date.

The Nadder Centre Tisbury outside view
From 10 August The Nadder Centre in Tisbury (pictured) and The Vale Community Campus in Pewsey, will also reopen

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

To manage the number of people at each centre at any given time, customers must book in advance, and follow social distancing and increased hygiene measures.

The opening schedule has been devised to ensure that both Wiltshire Council and Places Leisure can manage resources effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping customers and staff as safe as possible at each centre. This means not all leisure centres will initially reopen, though these arrangements will be regularly reviewed.

LEISURE CENTRE CAFES & CRECHES

Facilities such as cafes and creches will remain closed at this stage, and due to the restrictions on group swimming it is not possible to continue with under 16s free swimming at present.

The decision to reopen, including the phased approach agreed, is subject to a five-day call-in period for councillors, and leisure members will be contacted next week with final confirmation of reopening dates.

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