‘Fresh start’ as leisure centres get set to reopen in Exeter

A trio of Exeter leisure centres are set to reopen after extensive work to ensure they are safe to use in the Covid-19 pandemic.

The phased return will begin with the ISCA Centre and Exeter Arena on Monday, September 28.

Wonford Sports Centre and Northbrook Swimming Pool will follow on October 5.

Pyramids Swimming Pool and Riverside will reopen on October 12.

All will be run by the city council rather than being outsourced to a private company.

Current memberships were frozen during lockdown and opened up again on September 1.

There will be no charge for existing members until at least January 1, 2021 – meaning they can pre-book free of charge.

Exeter City Council leader Phil Bialyk said: “I would like to thank everyone for their patience as we get these centres reopened.

“The health and safety of staff and customers is our top priority, and a lot of work is taking place to ensure that they are safe to use.

“This is a fresh start for our leisure centres, and it is great that the service has been taken back in-house by the council.

“Our aim is to create top-class facilities for the people of Exeter, as part of our drive to remain one of the healthiest and most active locations in the country.”

More information is available here.

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