Mansfield leisure trust announces reopening plans for its centres

Mansfield District Leisure Trust has set out its plans for reopening centres in the town, following the news that indoor sports and fitness facilities can reopen from July 25.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 4:45 pm

The Trust’s centres, like all leisure facilities in the UK were forced to close on March 20, following government instructions linked to coronavirus.

The centres have been maintained by a team from the Trust to ensure they would be ready for customers and employees to return to.

Water Meadows will reopen on Saturday July 25 for gym users and lane swimming, however the Leisure Pool will remain closed at present.

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Pictured are staff members at Oak Tree Leisure Centre ready to welcome members back for gym sessions and workout classes. Pictured are Receptionist Jude Morgan, Duty Manager Wayne Evans and Senior Duty Manager Adam Spooner.

Oak Tree Leisure Centre and Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre will reopen on Monday July 27, with all three facilities operating on a reduced timetable in this initial phase.

Cllr Andy Burgin, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Leisure, said: “It will be great news to residents that their leisure centres and swimming pools are reopening.

“Staff at the centres have worked really hard to create a welcoming environment with safety the prime consideration so that people can feel confident to return.”

Contract Manager for MDLT Andrew Smith said: “We’re delighted to be reopening.

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"We can’t wait to welcome people through our doors again, ready to play our part in keeping the nation healthy.

“We’ve introduced a series of social distancing measures at each of the sites to ensure customer and employee safety, including smaller workout class sizes, more space between equipment and a ramped-up cleaning schedule.

"To attend a centre people will need to pre-book either online at mansfieldleisure.com, or via our MoreFitness app.

"Customers will be able to book over the phone but, with demand likely to be high, we would recommend, where possible, they go down the digital route.”

Water Meadows Swimming & Fitness Complex which reopens this weekend for lane swimming and gym workouts. Photos by Alex Wilkinson Photography and Videography, www.alexwilkinsonphotography.co.uk

“Our marketing team have updated all websites with clear and thorough guidelines, explaining exactly what customers and colleagues can expect when they attend their centre. “We’re confident with the continued measures we’ve put in place that we’re able to offer a safe place for people to work out, and work in.”

Due to government guidelines around social distancing and air ventilation, the trust will not reopen its River Maun Recreation Centre in this initial phase.

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