Gyms, pools, leisure centres, trampoline parks, spas, ice rinks and bowlings alleys can now open. 

The phased approach was subject to the Government's timetable in Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

Better Belfast gyms and fitness classes restarted on 14 July. Pools followed suit opening from 6 August.

Leisure centres in England were cleared to open from 25 July with some spa treatments reopened on 1 August.  Ice skating and 10 pin bowling reopened on 15 August along with spa treatments above the neck.

The Welsh Government agreed to reopen leisure centres and swimming pools in Cardiff from 10 August.

Libraries in England were cleared to reopen on 4 July with an initial limited range of services. Better has opened 53 branch libraries – with only a handful still closed to the public.

Social distancing means things are a little different now but customers and staff seem to be getting the hang of it.  In the first two weeks of reopening, we welcomed nearly 500,000 customer visits.

Welcome back!  We've missed you - and are so grateful for your support for our social enterprise and your co-operation with the new arrangements which are designed for everyone's safety.


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