Leisure centres across the district reopened on Wednesday after being given the green light by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Everyone Active’s leisure centres in Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Cotswold District Council have now opened following a month’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jamie Nesbit, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We’re very much looking forward to reopening our centres and welcoming back the local community.

“After being closed for a month, this announcement from Government is the news the leisure industry has been eagerly awaiting.

“It is very important to give people the opportunity to resume activity and exercise in their leisure centre, particularly during the winter months, and this will go a long way to maintaining the good health of local communities.

“We would like to thank the 615,000 people across the country who signed the petition we supported to keep gyms open, which triggered a Parliamentary debate, and to acknowledge the impressive manner in which the leisure industry has pulled together.

“We would also like to thank Cotswold District Council for their support, which has proved invaluable during this challenging year.

“Ensuring our colleagues and customers remain safe is our number one priority and we have carefully considered the strict measurements to ensure we adhere to the guidance.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone back and thank them for their patience.”

Cllr Jenny Forde, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “It is fantastic to see our leisure centres re-opening – they will give everyone a real boost after a month in lockdown.

“While it is important to stay safe, keeping fit and healthy is equally important and this is a major step towards that for our communities.”

For further information on Everyone Active and its leisure centres, visit www.everyoneactive.com.