Everyone Active, which manages the centre in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council, welcomed back the community on Monday, April 12, allowing residents to return to activity and to boost their physical and mental health.
Safety has been Everyone Active’s priority throughout the pandemic and a host of strict operational measures are in place, including rigorous cleaning regimes, timed activity sessions and a one-way system to help with social distancing.
The measures have impressed customers, with attendances in the week after reopening higher than in the week following the first lockdown.
Visits to Whitby Leisure Centre and its sister sites – Pindar Leisure Centre and Scarborough Sports Village – were up four per cent.
It is hoped attendances at Whitby Leisure Centre will be further improved by the return of group exercise and aqua classes on Monday, May 17. Instructor-led and virtual classes will run at both Scarborough Sports Village and Whitby Leisure Centre.
The site offers a diverse range of facilities, including:
· 45-station gym
· 25m, four-lane main pool
· Learner pool
· Sports hall
· Group fitness studio
· Community room
· Retail area
Memberships are available to all customers so they can access a superb range of activities.
For details about which facilities can reopen in each step and the latest guidance, click here.
Everyone Active, which operates 200 sites around the country, has committed to keeping its customers safe and active, ensuring it will meet and exceed Government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 with the Everyone Active Pledge. Full detail on the operator’s pledge and safety measures can be found here.
Jon Bird, general manager for Everyone Active, said: “Keeping our centres Covid-safe is our highest priority and the dedicated staff at Scarborough Sports Village and Pindar Leisure Centre are continuing to take all necessary steps to ensure we meet and exceed government guidelines.
“Members of the local community are able to enjoy exercise in the knowledge they are in a safe environment in which stringent operational measures and regular cleaning are in place.”
For further information on Everyone Active and its leisure centres, visit www.everyoneactive.com.