Leisure facilities in Charnwood to increase capacities from July 19

Published: Mon 19th July, 2021

  • Exterior shot of Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane Loughborough
    Exterior shot of Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane Loughborough

Charnwood Borough Council and it's leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce that in line with the government roadmap, classes, sessions capacities at leisure facilities will increase from today (Monday July 19) in a phased approach. 

Despite these changes to capacity, some things will remain the same – the stringent safety procedures at all centres will remain in place to ensure the safety of customers.

Increases in capacity will include the gym, group exercise programmes and spaces in our swimming pools and Swim School programmes.

The changes will allow more people to exercise safely at centres across Charnwood.

The centres will continue to operate in line with the latest government guidelines and those planning to visit will be encouraged to book and pay online, minimising contact required at the centre.  Staff and customers will continue to be encouraged to wear masks as they move around centres and to distance where possible.  Safety screens in gyms and at reception will remain, along with hand sanitiser stations and sanitiser for equipment too.  These measures, combined with meticulous cleaning routines, are designed to keep customers safe and offer complete confidence to use the facilities and classes.

Anthony Cawley, Director of Operations at Fusionsaid,“We are delighted that our facilities will be able to open to more members of the local community.  We know our centres play a really important role in keeping residents fit and healthy and this latest news means we can help even more people achieve their goals.

"We know that people are still concerned about their safety, and we will be making these changes to capacity slowly and closely monitoring the situation.”

Sylvia Wright head of leisure and culture at Charnwood Borough Council added, “It’s great news that our local leisure facilities can take another step back to normality but are still keeping some measures in place to ensure people stay safe.

"Our leisure centres in the borough offer a fantastic range of facilities and we are looking forward to helping our communities get active in more and more ways throughout the year.”

Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance, via download of the Fusion Lifestyle app or visit www.fusion-lifestyle.com to register and use the booking facility. 

For centre opening times and timetables please visit your centre’s website www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/charnwood/