Reopening date announced for Dorset Council’s leisure centres

Reopening date announced for Dorset Council’s leisure centres

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:58am 14th July 2020.

Dorset's sports and leisure centres are set to reopen from the 25th of July - but strict measures will be in place.

Swimming pools and gyms managed by Dorset Council have been closed since March due to COVID-19.

Social distancing measures together with rigorous cleaning regimes will be in place to make sure customers are safe.

Touch-points such as door handles and railings, and all equipment will be cleaned regularly. 

There will also be hand-sanitising stations in place and training for staff to help implement the measures.

1610 Dorchester Sports Centre

Councillor Tony Alford, Dorset Council's Portfolio Holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services, said:

"Our sports and leisure centres play an important role in the health of Dorset's communities, so we are looking forward to opening our doors again.

"We'd like to reassure everyone that we have implemented strict measures to ensure the cleanliness and safety of our centres. This information can be found on our web pages and we would ask people to familiarise themselves with the detail prior to attending their centre.

"We thank all our customers for their continued support and patience and look forward to seeing them again soon."

Full details of activities available, opening times and booking and payment arrangements can be found on each centre’s webpage, which will be updated as we approach 25 July to ensure information is up to date before re-opening.