Following updated Government guidance on the reopening of the leisure industry after the coronavirus lockdown, the City of Wolverhampton Council will be offering outdoor classes across all 3 of its WV Active leisure centres from next week.

Outdoor classes at the 3 centres, Aldersley, Bilston-Bert Williams and Central, will start from Monday (13 July).

WV Active membership payments are currently frozen, and the outdoor classes will be available to existing members at no cost until the centres are ready to open their doors which is expected later in the month.

To comply with Government guidelines, classes will be limited to 5 participants and 1 instructor, all classes will be socially distanced and hand sanitiser will be provided. Members are required to come wearing suitable clothes to take part in the class and bring their own drinks in line with current guidelines.

The City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Environment, Councillor Steve Evans, said: “The WV Active team are working extremely hard to ensure we are able to safely reopen the centres as soon as possible.

“In the meantime, we want to offer these outdoor classes as a thank you to our members for their ongoing support throughout the pandemic.”

The full class timetable is available on the WV Active website where members must also make any class bookings in advance.

WV Active will also continue to offer free online workouts for members and non-members to enjoy until the centres reopen. 

For more details, please visit Home Workouts and Facebook.   

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)

The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.