Gedling Borough Council will reopen all of its leisure centres, including gyms and swimming pools from Monday 12th April.
Carlton Forum, Redhill, Calverton and Arnold Leisure Centres will reopen in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown after closing in January, as part of the national lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
The leisure centres are being deep cleaned before reopening and the leisure team will be back in from the 6th April to deal with any enquiries, take bookings and ensure that all of the safety measures are in place for people to return the following week.
The safety measures include limiting the number of people in the centres at any time, additional spacing between gym equipment to enable social distancing, safety signage and floor markers, a one way system and additional cleaning sessions. There are cleaning stations in all areas with hand sanitisers and all equipment will be cleaned regularly throughout each day.
In addition to gym sessions, racquet sports and public swimming sessions returning, swimming lessons are restarting at Arnold and Carlton Forum Leisure Centres. Calverton’s pool will offer one-to-one swimming lessons only for now.
Indoor exercise classes are unable to return until at least 17th May, but there will be a full timetable of outdoor classes running at Calverton Leisure Centre in the meantime which will be bookable online and by calling the centre.
There are no membership contracts and no joining fee, making the use of centres as flexible as possible for people. The centres are all offering free fitness assessments via Boditrax machines, which proved really popular with people when the team took their machines out into communities last summer. Call the centres from 6th April to book an assessment.
Trained and experienced staff will be on hand to help people get started, or you can simply book a session and come along. You must only visit the centres alone or with members of your household or bubble.
All sessions and lessons must be booked in advance. Existing members can book online or via the app from 5th April or by calling the centres from 6thApril. New customers will need to join as a DNA member (which can be arranged by calling a centre) or have a Gedling Leisure Card, which is free to order at www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure
Lance Juby, Head of Communities and Leisure for the council said:
“I am really pleased that we are able to re-open our wonderful leisure facilities.
We know that many of our members are really keen to return to their local leisure centres and that many of us are looking for ways to improve our fitness as the lockdown eases.
Once again the leisure team are working hard now to get the centres ready for us all to return and know that the centres are safe places to visit and to get our fitness levels back on track.”