Westway sports facilities are set to reopen from Monday 12 April, after receiving the government’s go ahead for Step 2 of the roadmap.
Westway Sports and Fitness Centre and Westway Portobello Fitness Club managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Westway Trust will reopen their doors following a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Government confirmed on Monday 5 April that leisure centres would be safe to reopen with strict operational measures in place. This is the latest stage of the four-step roadmap plan and follows the reopening of several outdoor activities at Everyone Active sites on Monday 29 March.
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.
Everyone Active has committed to keeping its customers safe and active, ensuring it will meet and exceed Government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 with the Everyone Active Pledge. Full detail on the operator’s pledge and safety measures can be found here.
Andy Davison, Everyone Active’s area contract manager, said: “We’re very much looking forward to reopening our centres and welcoming back the local community.
“After being closed for more than 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.”
Chair of Westway Trust, Toby Laurent Belson, said: “Thank You to everyone in our community for your remarkable patience and support during such a challenging time in all of our lives. The 23 acres continues to be such an important resource for us all. We know we have more to do to make sure our community is at the centre of how we operate, so we are looking ahead to working well with our colleagues at Everyone Active to make facilities and opportunities available for as many people in the community as possible, so that we may all get the most out of our land and come through this challenge stronger and better connected.”