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Date published: 19th August 2020

Everyone Active’s swimming pools across North Norfolk, managed in partnership with North Norfolk District Council, are set to reopen in August after being closed for almost five months due to Coronavirus.

Following the successful reopening of gyms and group exercise studios last month, Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre and Victory Swim and Fitness Centre will reopen their pools for bookable lane swimming on August 20. Swimming lessons will commence on August 22.

The Government update on 9 July confirmed leisure facilities were now safe to reopen, with strict operational measures in place. A variety of measures have been introduced across the facilities. These include booking in advance for sessions and fewer lessons within the pool at any one time, to allow for both children and swimming teachers to social distance. Lesson times will be staggered so there will be fewer classes starting and finishing at the same time and only one parent/guardian is asked to attend with a child, to reduce the number of people in the centre. Full details on Everyone Active’s reopening measures can be found here.

Stuart Jardine, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “After a successful reopening of our gyms and studios, we’re pleased to take the next step in our phased reopening plan and get everyone active in our swimming pools again!

“Ensuring we maintain a safe environment for our colleagues and customers is our number one priority and we have carefully considered the strict measurements to ensure we adhere to the guidance. We encourage visitors to read through the changes we are making so we can maintain a safe environment for everyone.

“Thank you to everyone for their patience during this time.”

Cllr Virginia Gay, NNDC’s Portfolio holder for Culture and Wellbeing, commented: “It is such good news that swimming will be back soon both at the Victory and at Splash. Swimming is three things in one - a pleasure, an exercise and a vital skill.  We need it now more than ever.”

For further information on Everyone Active, visit www.everyoneactive.com

Last updated: 19th August 2020