Mid Sussex leisure centres prepare to reopen

Leisure centres in Mid Sussex are preparing to open on Monday, April 12.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:09 pm

Places Leisure, who operate leisure centres in Mid Sussex on behalf of the Council, have confirmed that Kings Centre in East Grinstead, The Dolphin in Haywards Heath and The Triangle in Burgess Hill will all reopen in line with the latest easing of restrictions, Mid Sussex District Council said.

A spokesman added: “The Covid-19 safety measures that were introduced before the recent national lockdown will remain in place to keep customers, and leisure centre staff, safe. Directional signage will support social distancing, there will be hand sanitising and cleaning stations, the number of people taking part in each activity will be reduced and cleaning regimes will be greatly enhanced.”

Robert Anderton, Mid Sussex District Council Divisional Leader for Commercial Services and Contracts said: “We know just how important our leisure centres are to the local community and we’ve invested significant sums of money to support them through lockdown and ensure they’re in position to reopen on April 12.

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“With social distancing measures in place, we won’t be able to run our leisure centres at full capacity, and they will continue to run at a loss for some time.

“If you’re keen to get back into the gym or to participate in many of the other leisure activities on offer, now’s the time to show your support for local leisure centres by booking a visit today.”

Customers will be required to book all activities in advance via the Places Locker app or the Places Leisure website, the spokesman said. There will be a 15-30 minute changeover period between each session to allow customers time to exit their activity safely and for Places Leisure staff to clean the facilities.

Steve Warriner, Places Leisure area manager added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming our customers back to The Triangle, The Dolphin and Kings Centre again. We realise that for many, it’s been really tough to stay active during this winter lockdown and we want to reassure everyone that we’re here, ready to help support you with your health and wellbeing goals. We’ve got lots of social distancing and hygiene measures in place, so you can feel safe and reassured when you get back to activity in our centres.”