Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2020

Date set for Anglesey sports and leisure centres to reopen – but only members allowed at first

North Wales news and information

Anglesey county council has revealed when it will be reopening new look sports and leisure facilities on the island – but for members only.

The authority has sent out a circular informing councillors that fitness rooms and fitness classes will reopen in Amlwch, Holyhead and Plas Arthur (Llangefni) leisure centres to members only on Tuesday, August 11.

Only those with active leisure memberships will be able to book through the Mon Actif portal at monacftifonline.

David Hughes Leisure Centre, Menai Bridge, reopens to members on Monday, August 17, after refurbishment work is completed.

Fitness equipment has been reduced to ensure social distancing between members is maintained and all classes will be held in sports halls for the same reason.

Strict social distancing will be required by everyone using the centres and intensive cleaning rotas will be enforced, with members also asked to wipe down equipment after use.

Commercial leisure manager Gerallt Roberts said: “Ensuring our staff and customers remain safe is our number one priority and we have carefully considered the measures required to ensure the centres are able to reopen as safely as possible.

“By, initially, giving our members the opportunity to resume activities and exercise at their local leisure centres, we will go a long way towards maintaining the health of our local communities.

“We’d like to thank our members for their patience and support over the past four months and we look forward to welcoming you back to the centres.”

Swimming pools will also open for members on August 17 – but only for public swimming and classes.
The council said it will give updates on its website and social media channels about when it will be safe to admit non-members back into its facilities.

The authority confirmed the  National Exercise Referral Scheme will resume at a later date.

Major projects and economic development portfolio holder, Cllr Carwyn Jones, said: “Our leisure centres play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of our community and we are very excited about reopening them.

“Ensuring everyone’s safety is of course our main priority so please check the guidance before you visit.”

By Jez Hemming – Local Democracy Reporter

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