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Altrincham Leisure Centre to reopen after four-month closure due to coronavirus

Altrincham Leisure Centre is to begin a phased reopening on July 27th.

The main pool inside Altrincham Leisure Centre, which looks set to now be refurbished

Altrincham Leisure Centre is to begin a phased reopening on July 27th.

Trafford Leisure, a non-profit wholly owned by Trafford Council which runs leisure facilities across the borough, has announced that the Oakfield Road centre will reopen with pre-booked activities – including gym, swimming and group exercises – available to members only.

Activities will be available to the wider community, through its pay and play scheme, from August 6th.

Altrincham Leisure Centre – along with all leisure facilities in Trafford – was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic on March 20th.

The Grammar facility at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys will remain closed until September.

Altrincham Leisure Centre will reopen from July 27th

Jo Cherrett, COO of Trafford Leisure, said: “We look forward to welcoming our customers back in a phased way and to recommence some of our activities, helping to put health and wellbeing at the heart of our community. A managed and staggered reopening allows us to put the safety of both our staff and customers first.”

Trafford Leisure said it was working closely with sports governing bodies to ensure operational reopening decisions are based on scientific evidence and guidance, with revised social distancing measures and a thorough cleaning regime in place.

Cherrett added: “I would like to remind you of what Chris Whitty, the Government’s Chief Medical Officer, recently said – ‘there is no situation, no age, no condition, where exercise is not a good thing’. We are committed to getting Trafford moving again, at a time when fitness is even more important for our physical and mental wellbeing.”