Ipswich Borough Council Indoor Sports Facilities Set to Re-open

From Monday 12 April, Ipswich Borough Council will continue with the phased re-opening of its sport and leisure facilities – starting with a limited range of services at Whitton and Gainsborough sports centres, Crown Pools, Fore Street Pool and Ransomes Sports Pavilion.

Covid-Secure measures remain in place and all visitors will need to pre-book and pre-pay for all activities online before they visit.

Whitton Sports Centre: Re-opening with an outdoor fitness class programme, gym slots and badminton court hire.

Fore Street Pool: Re-opening for public lane swimming, swimming lessons and club/private hire.

Crown Pools: Re-opening with public lane swimming, family swimming, swimming lessons, club hire and gym slots

Gainsborough Sports Centre and Ransomes Sports Pavilion will also offer an outdoor fitness class programme.

Outdoor facilities re-opened on 29 March for club hire. This included the all-weather and grass pitches at Whitton and Gainsborough sports centres and Ransomes, as well as the athletics track at Northgate Sports Centre.

Andrew Wilesmith, Operations Manager for Sports & Leisure at Ipswich Borough Council, said: “We are excited to be able to open our doors and welcome back customers to our facilities.

It has been a very strange time for our staff, particularly those who have been redeployed to other areas to help with the Covid-19 response or continued to maintain empty pools and gyms.

“All our Covid-Secure measures remain in place – including one-way systems, cleaning schedules and social distancing – so customers can be sure that they can get active again safely.

“If you’re planning on visiting, remember that all activities must be booked and paid for online in advance – booking for next week is now available on our website.”

To find out more about opening times, how to book and what you can expect when you return visit www.ipswichfit.co.uk/reopening.

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