Leisure centres across the district are set to reopen from Monday, after receiving the government’s go ahead for Step 2 of the roadmap.

Everyone Active’s leisure centres in Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden in partnership with Cotswold District Council, will reopen their doors following a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government confirmed yesterday that leisure centres would be safe to reopen with strict operational measures in place.

While its 200 leisure centres across the country have been closed, Everyone Active has provided a comprehensive package of online workouts for people to use, along with live streamed classes across its social media pages.

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 three months, the latest step in the Government’s roadmap is a positive move forward for the leisure industry and gives people of all ages the opportunity to resume activity and exercise in their leisure centre.

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

“We will be contacting all customers directly over the coming days regarding the centres reopening. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and thank them for their patience.”

Jacqueline Wright, Cotswold District Council’s community wellbeing manager, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming residents back to leisure facilities safely – they will give everyone a real boost after months 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.”

The Government’s roadmap includes detail on which facilities can reopen within each step, meaning some may not be available at the centre in the first instance.

For details about which facilities can reopen in each step and the latest guidance, click here.