Clacton Leisure Centre to re-open early next week

Friday, 23 October, 2020
Clacton Leisure Centre

Clacton Leisure Centre will re-open on Tuesday (27 October) after a temporary closure for deep cleaning.

Tendring District Council (TDC) closed the facility last week as a precaution, after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

The closure allowed deep cleaning to take place, while some staff are also self-isolating.

Swimming pool opening hours will be reduced for the first two days while staff numbers are reduced due to self-isolation, and be back up to full opening hours on Thursday (29 October).

All lessons and courses will go ahead as normal and the rest of the leisure centre will fully re-open from Tuesday, but users are reminded that sessions must be pre-booked. Bookings for Clacton Leisure Centre will be available online from 3pm today (Friday 23 October).

Covid-secure safety measures remain in place, such as hand sanitiser stations, and it is mandatory for leisure centre users and staff to wear a face covering while moving around in the facilities, unless they are exempt for health reasons. Masks can then be removed while taking part in activities themselves.

Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, apologised to Clacton Leisure Centre users for the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure.

“I would like to thank everyone for their patience while we undertook this precautionary measure, important to make sure we keep staff and centre users safe,” Cllr Porter said.

“We’re glad to be re-opening again so quickly given the size of the centre for deep cleaning, and I am grateful to our staff and contractors for responding so quickly to this. I’m also happy to hear the staff member who tested positive at Clacton Leisure Centre is continuing to do well.

“Leisure centres are important places for our community, enabling residents to keep fit and well, which is why we’re working so hard to keep them up and running in a Covid-secure way.

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For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.

Attached image shows a GV shot of Clacton Leisure Centre. Picture: TDC

Last updated on: 23/10/2020 - 09:57