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+++AQUA-FIT RETURN +++

It's time to play that music, fish out that swim costume and start to get active in the pool again, as Aqua-Fit will be returning from week commencing Monday 17th May.

Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 09.15 - 10.15

Wednesdays 18.50 - 19.50

Sessions can be booked for next week from 13.30 today, and then moving forwards 7 days in advance from next week.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The MSC Team


+++ADULT CLASSES POTENTIAL RETURN FROM 17TH MAY 2021+++

In anticipation of the forthcoming announcement later today, we are really hoping that the next easing stage of lockdown will allow us to resume all adults classes as from 17th May. As soon as we get the official green light, we will be posting all relevant information for adult classes such as Aquafit on this site and on our website, then following that up by contacting all relevant swimming lesson students with further details of their individual lessons over the next week or so.

Fingers crossed we can see you all soon!

The MSC Team


+++CAR PARK AND SCHOOL SITE+++

To avoid any unnecessary inconvenience to yourself it is important to note, that while the Sports Centres is currently on reduced opening hours, the Car Park and School Site will be securely locked at different times throughout the week. Current times are as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 21.30

Thursdays - 19.00

Fridays - 21.00

Satudays - 13.30

Sundays - 13.00

(Posters have been installed to remind customers of these)

Unfortunately staff will be unable to assist owners of vehicles that have been left in the car park after these times.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

MSC Team


+++SWIMMING BOOKING SYSTEM+++


We're very pleased to have so many people wanting to come and use the facility! However, so that nobody is disappointed, could you please ensure that you either call the centre to book (lines are busy, but we are open more hours now than last week, so it should be easier to get through), or if you are going to email, please ensure that you provide a contact telephone number. We will need to speak to you to confirm your booking and take payment.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING BOOKING SYSTEM+++


We're very pleased to have so many people wanting to come and use the facility! However, so that nobody is disappointed, could you please ensure that you either call the centre to book (lines are busy, but we are open more hours now than last week, so it should be easier to get through), or if you are going to email, please ensure that you provide a contact telephone number. We will need to speak to you to confirm your booking and take payment.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING BOOKING SYSTEM+++


We're very pleased to have so many people wanting to come and use the facility! However, so that nobody is disappointed, could you please ensure that you either call the centre to book (lines are busy, but we are open more hours now than last week, so it should be easier to get through), or if you are going to email, please ensure that you provide a contact telephone number. We will need to speak to you to confirm your booking and take payment.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The MSC Team

Due to the Sports Centres current reduced opening hours, the Car Park and School Site will be securely locked at different times throughout the week. Current times are as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 21.30

Thursdays - 19.00

Fridays - 21.00

Satudays - 13.30

Sundays - 13.00

(Posters have been installed on the gates to remind customers of these)

Unfortunately staff will be unable to assist owners of vehicles that have been left in the car park after these times, so to avoid any unnecessary inconvenienece then please take note.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING BOOKING SYSTEM+++


We're very pleased to have so many people wanting to come and use the facility! However, so that nobody is disappointed, could you please ensure that you either call the centre to book (lines are busy, but we are open more hours now than last week, so it should be easier to get through), or if you are going to email, please ensure that you provide a contact telephone number. We will need to speak to you to confirm your booking and take payment.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The MSC Team


+++SPRING SPORTS CENTRE OFFER+++


Let us put the spring back into your step this season with our membership offer. The membership will include use of the swimming pool and Fitness Suite at any time that we are open (booking procedures apply for the swimming sessions), all for £30.00pm for adults and £25.00pm for concessions.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


+++SWIMMING LESSON SLOTS AND PAYMENTS+++


PLEASE NOTE - for those parents (and pupils) who have received an email regarding the return of their swimming lessons as from Saturday 17th April, we will be contacting everyone over the next couple of weeks to take any payment owing for the new term (minus credits).

If you have had an email but not a phonecall, PLEASE DO NOT WORRY. YOUR SPACE IS SECURE!!

Many thanks for your patience. The MSC Team


+++WELCOME BACK+++


We are looking forward to re-opening the Sports Centre this weekend to swimming lessons on Saturday and to the general public on Sunday.

Please remember that we be running all sessions under the same COVID-19 preventative safety measures as before the Winter Lockdown.

It is very important for the well-being of customers, staff and businesses that we all work together in the fight against this virus and continue to adhere to HANDS-FACE-SPACE and centre rules whilst on the premises.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Take care

MSC Team


+++SWIMMING POOL SESSIONS+++


Sunday 18th April - Sunday 16th May, 2021

Swim Fit (Mon, Wed, Thur 0700-0800 / 0815-0915)

Adult Lanes (Mon, Wed, Thur 1200-1300, Fri 1230-1330, Mon & Wed 2000-2045, Sun 0800-0845)

Public Swim (Mon, Tue, Wed 1845-1945, Sun 0900-0945)

Ladies Only Swim (Tue 2000-2045)

Young at Heart (50 plus session) (Mon 0945-1045)

Family Swim (Sun 1000-1045 / 1115-1200)


Sessions can booked from Monday 12th April for Sunday 18th April onwards (up to seven days in advance).

Staff will be monitoring the phones but not necessarily throughout each day, so we advise that you email the centre on [email protected] with your requested bookings with a contact number. We will then get back to you as soon as we can to get you all booked in!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

The MSC Team


+++AQUA FIT & ADULT INDOOR CLASSES+++


It is with much regret that we have to announce that due to the government's decision on how they will ease lockdown restrictions this time, we have now had confirmation that we are not allowed to resume any adult indoor classes, including Aqua Fit, until at least 17th May.

We are very sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

We hope we will be allowed to resume these classes at the next proposed staging point mid-May, and will confirm as soon as we hear anything further on that.

In the meantime, please do take advantage of our reopening the pool to the public as from Sunday 17th April. We will be taking bookings for these sessions as from Monday 12th. Please see previous post for details.

Many thanks, The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING SESSION BOOKINGS+++

Now that we have a confirmed date of reopening, we are pleased to announce that you can book swimming sessions for Sunday 18th April onwards (up to seven days in advance) as from Monday 12th April.

Staff will be manning the phones but not necessarily throughout each day, so we advise that you email the centre on [email protected] with your requested bookings with a contact number. We will then get back to you as soon as we can to get you all booked in!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

The MSC Team


+++SPORTS CENTRE RE-OPENING+++

We are very pleased to announce that Melbourn Sports Centre will be reopening its doors for junior swimming lessons on Saturday 17th April, and for all other general swimming sessions and Fitness Suite from Sunday 18th April. All outdoor courts will also be available to book from these dates.

Please see our website over the coming days for opening hours and pool timetable. Parents/Guardians of swimming pupils will be contacted over the next week or so with full details of return, payments for new term and all credits attributed to accounts.

Unfortunately, government guidelines state that until further notice, we are not allowed to operate any adult swimming lessons and classes, or indoor adult fitness classes. We really hope that we will be able to resume these from the next staging date of around 17th May.

We cannot wait to see you all very soon!

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON UPDATE+++

If all goes to plan, the government will give us the green light to open as from week commencing 12th April, so we are keeping everything crossed that this will happen. We just want to reassure all swimming lesson pupils and parents/guardians that their spaces are saved, with credits from the winter term rolled over to the summer term. We will be in touch with everyone closer to the date of resumption, once this has been confirmed, with further details.
Until then, stay safe and keep active! The MSC Team


+++CENTRE UPDATE+++

As we wait for confirmation of when we can reopen, we hope you are managing to keep well and active. If all goes to plan, the government will give us the green light to open as from week commencing 12th April, so we are keeping everything crossed that this will happen. Until then, please note that unfortunately:

* No Outdoor Courts Will Be Available For Hire Until The Facility Can Fully Reopen

* We are unable to run any Easter Holiday activities due to the above

* We will be contacting all pupils/parents as soon as we can once we are able to operate again with full details of Swimming Lessons

Take care and stay safe, The MSC Team


+++FORCED CLOSURE OF THE MELBOURN SPORTS CENTRE FACILITY AS FROM BOXING DAY!!+++

It is with huge regret that in line with the government's announcement this afternoon of Cambridgeshire going into Tier 4 restrictions as from Boxing Day, Saturday 26th December, we will be forced to close our doors until further notice.


We are so sad about this, particularly as post-Christmas and January are always busy times with everyone wanting to work off those Christmas treats, but we sincerely hope that it won't be too long before we are allowed to re-open again.


As before, all missed swimming lessons (if we're not open before new term commences on Saturday 9th January), Swim Club (Friday 8th), Fitness Suite and general memberships will be credited where necessary.


Please keep an eye on this page and our website for further information, as and when we have it.


Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and STAY SAFE!!! The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON UPDATE+++

Following on from the latest government announcement that schools will not be returning until after February Half Term, it is looking more likely that our new term of swimming lessons will not be commencing until this time. This is obviously very frustrating, as we know how important swimming is, especially the learn to swim programme, as well as those needing it for health, fitness and wellbeing. However, it is essential right now that we support the NHS during this very difficult time and to look after loved ones too! As we all know now, the situation does change quickly. We will keep you all updated via this page and on our Facebook page (melbournsports), but please rest assured that any missed sessions will be credited onto pupils accounts for our summer term, and follow our posts for any further developments.

For now, take care, stay safe and we look forward to the day we can get you swimming again.

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON SLOTS AND PAYMENTS+++


PLEASE NOTE - for those parents (and pupils) who have received an email regarding the return of their swimming lessons as from Saturday 17th April, we will be contacting everyone over the next couple of weeks to take any payment owing for the new term (minus credits).

If you have had an email but not a phonecall, PLEASE DO NOT WORRY. YOUR SPACE IS SECURE!!

Many thanks for your patience. The MSC Team


+++WELCOME BACK+++


We are looking forward to re-opening the Sports Centre this weekend to swimming lessons on Saturday and to the general public on Sunday.

Please remember that we be running all sessions under the same COVID-19 preventative safety measures as before the Winter Lockdown.

It is very important for the well-being of customers, staff and businesses that we all work together in the fight against this virus and continue to adhere to HANDS-FACE-SPACE and centre rules whilst on the premises.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Take care

MSC Team


+++SWIMMING POOL SESSIONS+++


Sunday 18th April - Sunday 16th May, 2021

Swim Fit (Mon, Wed, Thur 0700-0800 / 0815-0915)

Adult Lanes (Mon, Wed, Thur 1200-1300, Fri 1230-1330, Mon & Wed 2000-2045, Sun 0800-0845)

Public Swim (Mon, Tue, Wed 1845-1945, Sun 0900-0945)

Ladies Only Swim (Tue 2000-2045)

Young at Heart (50 plus session) (Mon 0945-1045)

Family Swim (Sun 1000-1045 / 1115-1200)


Sessions can booked from Monday 12th April for Sunday 18th April onwards (up to seven days in advance).

Staff will be monitoring the phones but not necessarily throughout each day, so we advise that you email the centre on [email protected] with your requested bookings with a contact number. We will then get back to you as soon as we can to get you all booked in!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

The MSC Team


+++AQUA FIT & ADULT INDOOR CLASSES+++


It is with much regret that we have to announce that due to the government's decision on how they will ease lockdown restrictions this time, we have now had confirmation that we are not allowed to resume any adult indoor classes, including Aqua Fit, until at least 17th May.

We are very sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

We hope we will be allowed to resume these classes at the next proposed staging point mid-May, and will confirm as soon as we hear anything further on that.

In the meantime, please do take advantage of our reopening the pool to the public as from Sunday 17th April. We will be taking bookings for these sessions as from Monday 12th. Please see previous post for details.

Many thanks, The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING SESSION BOOKINGS+++

Now that we have a confirmed date of reopening, we are pleased to announce that you can book swimming sessions for Sunday 18th April onwards (up to seven days in advance) as from Monday 12th April.

Staff will be manning the phones but not necessarily throughout each day, so we advise that you email the centre on [email protected] with your requested bookings with a contact number. We will then get back to you as soon as we can to get you all booked in!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

The MSC Team


+++SPORTS CENTRE RE-OPENING+++

We are very pleased to announce that Melbourn Sports Centre will be reopening its doors for junior swimming lessons on Saturday 17th April, and for all other general swimming sessions and Fitness Suite from Sunday 18th April. All outdoor courts will also be available to book from these dates.

Please see our website over the coming days for opening hours and pool timetable. Parents/Guardians of swimming pupils will be contacted over the next week or so with full details of return, payments for new term and all credits attributed to accounts.

Unfortunately, government guidelines state that until further notice, we are not allowed to operate any adult swimming lessons and classes, or indoor adult fitness classes. We really hope that we will be able to resume these from the next staging date of around 17th May.

We cannot wait to see you all very soon!

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON UPDATE+++

If all goes to plan, the government will give us the green light to open as from week commencing 12th April, so we are keeping everything crossed that this will happen. We just want to reassure all swimming lesson pupils and parents/guardians that their spaces are saved, with credits from the winter term rolled over to the summer term. We will be in touch with everyone closer to the date of resumption, once this has been confirmed, with further details.
Until then, stay safe and keep active! The MSC Team


+++CENTRE UPDATE+++

As we wait for confirmation of when we can reopen, we hope you are managing to keep well and active. If all goes to plan, the government will give us the green light to open as from week commencing 12th April, so we are keeping everything crossed that this will happen. Until then, please note that unfortunately:

* No Outdoor Courts Will Be Available For Hire Until The Facility Can Fully Reopen

* We are unable to run any Easter Holiday activities due to the above

* We will be contacting all pupils/parents as soon as we can once we are able to operate again with full details of Swimming Lessons

Take care and stay safe, The MSC Team


+++FORCED CLOSURE OF THE MELBOURN SPORTS CENTRE FACILITY AS FROM BOXING DAY!!+++

It is with huge regret that in line with the government's announcement this afternoon of Cambridgeshire going into Tier 4 restrictions as from Boxing Day, Saturday 26th December, we will be forced to close our doors until further notice.


We are so sad about this, particularly as post-Christmas and January are always busy times with everyone wanting to work off those Christmas treats, but we sincerely hope that it won't be too long before we are allowed to re-open again.


As before, all missed swimming lessons (if we're not open before new term commences on Saturday 9th January), Swim Club (Friday 8th), Fitness Suite and general memberships will be credited where necessary.


Please keep an eye on this page and our website for further information, as and when we have it.


Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and STAY SAFE!!! The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON UPDATE+++

Following on from the latest government announcement that schools will not be returning until after February Half Term, it is looking more likely that our new term of swimming lessons will not be commencing until this time. This is obviously very frustrating, as we know how important swimming is, especially the learn to swim programme, as well as those needing it for health, fitness and wellbeing. However, it is essential right now that we support the NHS during this very difficult time and to look after loved ones too! As we all know now, the situation does change quickly. We will keep you all updated via this page and on our Facebook page (melbournsports), but please rest assured that any missed sessions will be credited onto pupils accounts for our summer term, and follow our posts for any further developments.

For now, take care, stay safe and we look forward to the day we can get you swimming again.

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON SLOTS AND PAYMENTS+++


PLEASE NOTE - for those parents (and pupils) who have received an email regarding the return of their swimming lessons as from Saturday 17th April, we will be contacting everyone over the next couple of weeks to take any payment owing for the new term (minus credits).

If you have had an email but not a phonecall, PLEASE DO NOT WORRY. YOUR SPACE IS SECURE!!

Many thanks for your patience. The MSC Team


+++WELCOME BACK+++


We are looking forward to re-opening the Sports Centre this weekend to swimming lessons on Saturday and to the general public on Sunday.

Please remember that we be running all sessions under the same COVID-19 preventative safety measures as before the Winter Lockdown.

It is very important for the well-being of customers, staff and businesses that we all work together in the fight against this virus and continue to adhere to HANDS-FACE-SPACE and centre rules whilst on the premises.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Take care

MSC Team


+++SWIMMING POOL SESSIONS+++


Sunday 18th April - Sunday 16th May, 2021

Swim Fit (Mon, Wed, Thur 0700-0800 / 0815-0915)

Adult Lanes (Mon, Wed, Thur 1200-1300, Fri 1230-1330, Mon & Wed 2000-2045, Sun 0800-0845)

Public Swim (Mon, Tue, Wed 1845-1945, Sun 0900-0945)

Ladies Only Swim (Tue 2000-2045)

Young at Heart (50 plus session) (Mon 0945-1045)

Family Swim (Sun 1000-1045 / 1115-1200)


Sessions can booked from Monday 12th April for Sunday 18th April onwards (up to seven days in advance).

Staff will be monitoring the phones but not necessarily throughout each day, so we advise that you email the centre on [email protected] with your requested bookings with a contact number. We will then get back to you as soon as we can to get you all booked in!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

The MSC Team


+++AQUA FIT & ADULT INDOOR CLASSES+++


It is with much regret that we have to announce that due to the government's decision on how they will ease lockdown restrictions this time, we have now had confirmation that we are not allowed to resume any adult indoor classes, including Aqua Fit, until at least 17th May.

We are very sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

We hope we will be allowed to resume these classes at the next proposed staging point mid-May, and will confirm as soon as we hear anything further on that.

In the meantime, please do take advantage of our reopening the pool to the public as from Sunday 17th April. We will be taking bookings for these sessions as from Monday 12th. Please see previous post for details.

Many thanks, The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING SESSION BOOKINGS+++

Now that we have a confirmed date of reopening, we are pleased to announce that you can book swimming sessions for Sunday 18th April onwards (up to seven days in advance) as from Monday 12th April.

Staff will be manning the phones but not necessarily throughout each day, so we advise that you email the centre on [email protected] with your requested bookings with a contact number. We will then get back to you as soon as we can to get you all booked in!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

The MSC Team


+++SPORTS CENTRE RE-OPENING+++

We are very pleased to announce that Melbourn Sports Centre will be reopening its doors for junior swimming lessons on Saturday 17th April, and for all other general swimming sessions and Fitness Suite from Sunday 18th April. All outdoor courts will also be available to book from these dates.

Please see our website over the coming days for opening hours and pool timetable. Parents/Guardians of swimming pupils will be contacted over the next week or so with full details of return, payments for new term and all credits attributed to accounts.

Unfortunately, government guidelines state that until further notice, we are not allowed to operate any adult swimming lessons and classes, or indoor adult fitness classes. We really hope that we will be able to resume these from the next staging date of around 17th May.

We cannot wait to see you all very soon!

The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON UPDATE+++

If all goes to plan, the government will give us the green light to open as from week commencing 12th April, so we are keeping everything crossed that this will happen. We just want to reassure all swimming lesson pupils and parents/guardians that their spaces are saved, with credits from the winter term rolled over to the summer term. We will be in touch with everyone closer to the date of resumption, once this has been confirmed, with further details.
Until then, stay safe and keep active! The MSC Team


+++CENTRE UPDATE+++

As we wait for confirmation of when we can reopen, we hope you are managing to keep well and active. If all goes to plan, the government will give us the green light to open as from week commencing 12th April, so we are keeping everything crossed that this will happen. Until then, please note that unfortunately:

* No Outdoor Courts Will Be Available For Hire Until The Facility Can Fully Reopen

* We are unable to run any Easter Holiday activities due to the above

* We will be contacting all pupils/parents as soon as we can once we are able to operate again with full details of Swimming Lessons

Take care and stay safe, The MSC Team


+++FORCED CLOSURE OF THE MELBOURN SPORTS CENTRE FACILITY AS FROM BOXING DAY!!+++

It is with huge regret that in line with the government's announcement this afternoon of Cambridgeshire going into Tier 4 restrictions as from Boxing Day, Saturday 26th December, we will be forced to close our doors until further notice.


We are so sad about this, particularly as post-Christmas and January are always busy times with everyone wanting to work off those Christmas treats, but we sincerely hope that it won't be too long before we are allowed to re-open again.


As before, all missed swimming lessons (if we're not open before new term commences on Saturday 9th January), Swim Club (Friday 8th), Fitness Suite and general memberships will be credited where necessary.


Please keep an eye on this page and our website for further information, as and when we have it.


Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and STAY SAFE!!! The MSC Team


+++SWIMMING LESSON UPDATE+++

Following on from the latest government announcement that schools will not be returning until after February Half Term, it is looking more likely that our new term of swimming lessons will not be commencing until this time. This is obviously very frustrating, as we know how important swimming is, especially the learn to swim programme, as well as those needing it for health, fitness and wellbeing. However, it is essential right now that we support the NHS during this very difficult time and to look after loved ones too! As we all know now, the situation does change quickly. We will keep you all updated via this page and on our Facebook page (melbournsports), but please rest assured that any missed sessions will be credited onto pupils accounts for our summer term, and follow our posts for any further developments.

For now, take care, stay safe and we look forward to the day we can get you swimming again.

The MSC Team


CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

Wednesday 23rd December: 07.00 - 21.30

Christmas Eve: 08.00 – 12.00

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed


It is with huge regret that in line with the government's announcement this afternoon of Cambridgeshire going into Tier 4 restrictions as from Boxing Day, Saturday 26th December, we will be forced to close our doors until further notice.


Please keep an eye on this page and our website for further information, as and when we have it.


Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and STAY SAFE!!! The MSC Team


CENTRE UPDATE on COVID RESTRICTIONS

Following on from todays governemnt announcement, we can confirn that South Cambs is still in tier 2 and that therefore will continue to operate as we have since returning from Lockdown 2.


We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


Stay safe and take care from all the team at MSC


REOPENING OUR FACILITY FOR YOU

Following on from the government’s classification announcements today, we can confirm that we are set at Tier 2 until at least 16th December. This means that all swimming, lessons, classes, bookings and the Fitness Suite will reopen from 7am Wednesday 2nd December, under the same COVID-19 preventative safety measures as before November Lockdown.


It is very important for the well-being of customers, staff and businesses that we all work together in the fight against this virus and continue to adhere to HANDS-FACE-SPACE and centre rules whilst on the premises.


NB. As the official reopening date has now changed, could all Wednesday groups and swimming lessons please note that your sessions will now recommence from Wednesday 2nd December. It would be a great help if you could assist us by contacting [email protected] by Saturday 28th November to let us know that you have read and noted this post on our website or Facebook page.


Many thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you back to MSC this winter!

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In view of yesterday's government conference, in which they seemed to suggest that the Lockdown would now end a day early and organisations such as ours could re-open from Wednesday 2nd December, we are trying to get firm confirmation that this is so! So please watch this space, and we will confirm as soon as we can if we will be reopening a day earlier than originally planned.


Many thanks and stay safe, The MSC Team

In light of certain rumours which pertain to the government considering closing leisure facilities once again in January, the leisure industry is desperately fighting to stop this from happening and to get the government to re-classify gyms and swimming pools as essential services. Regular exercise has been rightly identified as vital in the fight against COVID-19 and other medical conditions, not only because of its benefits to physical health, but mental health as well. This is especially important in the winter months, particularly January, where exercising outdoors becomes much harder, and for some, just not feasible.


You can help in this fight by sending the below letter to your local MP (Anthony Browne for South Cambs - [email protected], Oliver Heald for North Herts - [email protected]). We thank you very much for your support of Melbourn Sports Centre, and hope we can help you stay fit and healthy this winter! The MSC Team


Good morning,

I am a constituent and writing to call for your support in the upcoming Westminster Hall Debate on 23rd November on the petition to keep gyms and leisure centres open during any further restrictions.

The physical activity sector has a hugely important role in the physical and mental wellbeing of your constituents as well as being crucial to the country’s recovery from Covid-19.


The Government has consistently stressed the importance of exercise throughout this pandemic, maintaining it as an essential reason to leave the house in the most severe lockdown, and continuing to stress its importance in this second phase. However, during the winter months outdoor activity becomes less appealing and more dangerous, making it imperative there is a safe space to exercise.


Sport England’s Active Lives Survey reported three million more inactive individuals in the first lockdown period compared to the same period in 2019. This number is likely to be even greater during the winter, with a devastating impact on health and wellbeing, if our facility is not able to reopen.


Gyms and leisure facilities have proven since reopening they are safe, with the hygiene, ventilation, and social distancing measures within facilities, drawn up in conjunction with the Government, have ensured this low prevalence rate. The Government has so far provided no evidence to justify the closure of these facilities.


With the prospect of continued restrictions on a national and local level for the foreseeable future, it is vital the physical activity sector is recognised as safe and essential, and is able to remain open.


I would urge you to ensure your constituents’ health and wellbeing are protected by attending Monday’s debate.


Best wishes