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The Flash to reopen Monday

 
Created on 05/08/2020 @ 19:10
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The Flash Leisure Centre will be one of five in Powys to reopen their doors for the first time in nearly five months on Monday.

Working in partnership, Freedom Leisure and Powys County Council said that this first phase would be followed by a second which will see another eight of their leisure facilities open to the public on September 1.

Freedom Leisure, which operates the centres on behalf of the Council, said it has introduced a number of safety measures in line with Government guidance to help customers return to activities in a safe and clean environment.

The centres will reopen on a phased basis and all activities, including use of the gym, swimming pool and fitness classes, will need to be pre-booked as the number of people permitted in each facility will be limited for safety and NHS Test and Trace purposes.

As well as The Flash, the sites opening on Monday will be Maldwyn Leisure Centre Newtown, Rhayader Leisure Centre, Brecon Leisure Centre and Ystradgynlais Sports Centre.

Access will be available to the gym and fitness classes during the first week with the swimming pools reopening on August 17.

Cllr Rachel Powell, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People, Culture and Leisure, said: “Leisure centres have always been a unique resource to support wellbeing, reduce obesity and safeguard mental health, which supports the Public Health Agendas and prevents further ill-health within our communities. The pandemic has to some extent, increased such associated risks and therefore to re-open these facilities within Powys, is very much welcomed.

Clearly, social distancing will need to be adhered to and the layouts may well change to accommodate this, however we look forward to operating fully in the future, when it is safe to do so.”

All activities will be pre-bookable by contacting your local centre directly.

 

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