Leisure centres in Tendring open
Leisure centres in Tendring have re-opened (Wednesday 2 December) in line with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
The Tendring District Council-run (TDC) centres had closed for the national lockdown period, but are able to open as part of area’s return to Tier 2.
Covid-secure measures are in place at all sites, and leisure centre users are reminded they must book sessions in advance.
In addition, masks must be worn until your activity starts (unless otherwise exempt), and visitors must adhere to social distancing, one-way systems and use the hand washing and cleaning stations.
People should come dressed and prepared for their activity, with no changing rooms available for gym users and wet-side changing rooms only open after swimming.
The full range of leisure activities are expected to be available, though detailed guidance is still awaited from national sporting bodies, so this may change and will be regularly reviewed. As per regulations the spa and sauna at Clacton Leisure Centre remain closed.
Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said the centres were ready to welcome people back.
“We know how important our leisure centres are for many people, whether it is for a regular swim or to hit the gym, so I am pleased we are able to re-open again,” Cllr Porter said.
“With all the Covid-secure measures we have in place our leisure centres are safe spaces so please come and use them to help maintain your health and wellbeing.
“I would also like to thank our leisure centre staff who have worked hard during the lockdown to keep our facilities operation-ready and also provided online fitness classes to keep people active during the latest restrictions.”