While the Government is permitting many leisure attractions to reopen from Saturday 4 July, swimming pools and gyms must remain closed until further notice.
Staff at the 3 council run WV Active leisure centres – Aldersley, Bilston-Bert Williams and Central – are working to put new safety measures in place ready for when the health and fitness sector can reopen its doors.
WV Active will be following Government and industry guidance to operate a safe reopening, which means areas of the centres may be opened in phases over a number of weeks.
Cabinet Member for City Environment, Councillor Steve Evans, said: “It would have been great to see our leisure service reopening early next month, along with many other businesses in the city.
“Members of the WV Active team are maximising space and working extremely hard to make the reopening of centres as safe as possible.
“Things will look a little different – there will be one-way systems in place, limited capacity in classes, pools and gyms and even some outdoor activities for members to take part in.”
Until the centres are given permission to reopen, WV Active will continue to offer free online workouts for members and non members to enjoy.
The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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