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Swimming Pools

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES WILL THERE BE AT THE SWIMMING POOL?

As changing rooms and showers will be limited, we’re asking everyone who attends a swim session to come ‘pool ready’ with their swimming gear on under their clothes and having showered at home.

Due to coronavirus, swimming pools will have:

  • No more than 10 swimmers in each lane of a 25-metre pool.
  • Double-width lanes so you can keep to a safe distance.
  • Chlorine disinfectant in the water management systems, which complies with the government’s regulations and is proven to disinfect pathogens, including viruses such as COVID-19.

When using the pool, please don’t overtake other swimmers to allow for a safe distance at all times.

You can view and book swimming slots by downloading the Better UK app using the link below. Alternatively, you can do this directly from the website

BOOK VIA THE APP

BOOK ONLINE

 

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Gym

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES AGAINST CORONAVIRUS WILL THERE BE AT THE GYM?

Because of COVID-19, our gym cleaning standards across our leisure centres have increased.

Staff will be cleaning the gym, equipment and spaces with disinfectant regularly throughout the day and giving the gym a deep clean every night.

When you attend the gym, we ask that you:

  • Use the gym cleaning stations that have hand sanitiser and medical-grade disinfectant regularly.
  • Wipe down machines, weights or mats before and after use with the cleaning materials provided.
  • Attend your session alone to conduct solo gym workouts. This means you won’t be able to use any equipment that requires a spotter.

You can view and book gym slots by downloading the Better UK app using the link below. Alternatively, you can do this directly from the website

 

BOOK VIA THE APP

BOOK ONLINE

Swimming Lessons

HOW HAVE WE MADE LESSONS COVID-19 SAFE?

Whilst we are comfortable that Chlorine treated water is one of the safest environments for our pupils, we have also ensured that our lessons follow Government and industry guidance  and that the whole customer journey and environment is safe for our pupils, parents and teachers. The key changes we have made are:

  • All lessons have staggered start times to reduce the number of people in areas of the centre.
  • Introduction of Lead Swimming Teachers responsible for making all lessons COVID-19 Secure.
  • All Swimming Teachers will deliver from poolside for all swimming lessons.
  • All swimming lesson equipment is disinfected before, during and after all lessons.
  • All swimming lesson capacities have been designed to ensure that all pupils can take part in lessons safely
  • Swimming lesson activities have been reviewed to ensure we can teach a broad range of skills while ensuring COVID-19 Secure measures are maintained

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Sauna and Steam Room

Due to the inability to maintain adequate social distancing whilst using health suite facilities, these will remain closed for the time being 

 

We thank you for your understanding 

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Studio

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES WILL THERE BE FOR FITNESS CLASSES?

A hygiene station will be at the entrance of all fitness class studios. Please sanitise your hands as you enter.

Fitness classes will have:

  • Capped attendance, so class-goers can keep to a safe distance at all times.
  • No member interaction or shared equipment.
  • Time dedicated to sanitising your hands and wiping down any equipment both before and after use with the cleaning products provided.
  • The possibility to be taken outside, weather permitting and where enough outdoor space is available. The specific location of your class is on your booking.

Exercise mats for classes such as yoga or Pilates will be provided but please ensure you clean them before and after use with the sanitiser and paper towel provided. You can also bring your own mat with you.

Discover more of what you can do at our leisure centres here, including recommended workouts, how long you should swim for within your one-hour time slot and, if you’re not ready to attend a leisure centre just yet, some at-home workouts.

To book a fitness class, gym or swimming session, download the Better UK app. If you’re new to Better, you can book a day pass, or you can start a membership here.

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Neighbourhood Library

The Library is an integral part of the Centre with access to a wide range of library services and a suite of PCs as well as free wifi, an attractive children's library, comfortable seating areas and study spaces with a wide range of books for all ages.  

They are linked to the Manchester Library & Information Service and customers can use continue to use their Manchester Library membership card and all stock can be returned to any Manchester Library.

LIBRARY INFORMATION