Coronavirus Update

July 2021 Newsletter: What a year it has been. 

I can hardly believe that it is a year since we re-opened the Sporty after the first lockdown
(July 25th 2020 will forever be imprinted in our minds!)
As we prepare to move forward now, we are the Sporty are looking forward to seeing many of you again – its been quieter than usual since April, and quite rightly people are still a little cautious.

In all honesty, we feel strongly that we should remain cautious but optimistic.

As ever – our priority is to keep our customers and our staff, as safe as possible, and this will mean that we are asking you to respect our decision to keep Social Distancing in place – we invite you to continue to wear Face Coverings in the public circulation areas – Check in at reception on every visit – keep to the right hand side when moving around the building.

You will see that not all  the Fitness Classes are back yet – we are increasing the attendee numbers of classes, but only to 15 for a while – let’s see how we go!

Lane swimming will remain for some of the time in a new timetable – and during the summer holiday period, we will be offering some Fun Time swimming in that timetable too.

For the moment, Gym equipment will remain with increased space between stations – cleaning routine must stay in place and we ask you to continue doing ‘your bit’.

I know that some of the decisions will be unpopular – and I know that you will not all agree – but I would ask for you to respect those decisions.  Although ‘Freedom Day’ sounds great, we are not out of this pandemic yet, and we will continue to prioritise safety as best we can.

Don’t forget that we are an independent Charity, that owns and runs this Centre for you –
It’s been tough finding the funds over the past 18 months, to enable us to still provide for you – we are financially secure now, but we need you to remember, if you don’t use it, it might not be there for the next generations to enjoy.

Onward and Upward….. – our refurbished Ski Centre officially opens on Saturday 24th July, at 12.00 noon by ….. Eddie the Eagle – 
Do come along and meet him, grab a selfie – chat with our instructors – join in some of the Taster sessions – Tobogganing – SkyWalk – Open Practice Ski (just £2 per half hour Taster). 
Grab yourselves a burger from our BBQ –

Our Trust is looking forward to many more years of providing for our Community.
We look forward to your continued support.
Tessa Stickler, General Manager.  Contact:

From 19th July – Key Points

  • Wear A Mask

  • Keep Socially Distant Where Possible

  • Check-In At Reception

  • Class Numbers Have Increase

  • General Swimming Sessions Now Available

  • Pool Viewing Balcony Re-Opened (limited)

  • Gym Equipment Remains Spaced Out

  • Cleaning Routine Will Continue