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Swindon's Link Centre is ready to re-open tomorrow
Swindon’s Link Centre is ready to open its doors to the public tomorrow as the government gives the green light for the reopening of indoor gyms, indoor pools, and sports facilities. After being forced to close at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, indoor leisure facilities are allowed to re-open on Saturday 25th of July in line with The Government's coronavirus strategy.
So whether you’re yearning to get back in the gym straight away or are nervous about venturing out into a public area, we’re here to help, as we give you all the information you need to know about the Link Centre’s re-opening.
Take a look at our video below to get a guided tour around the Link Centre and find out how things have changed due to COVID-19.
Opening and Closing Times
Like many facilities, the Link Centre is taking a staggered approach to their opening and as such are operating reduced times during its initial phase.
To avoid any overcrowding, the Link Centre is requiring all visitors to book time slots online which you can do so here. If you do not book then you will not be allowed in.
Gym and Pool
Monday to Friday: - 7am - 10pm
Saturday to Sunday: 8am - 4pm
Monday to Sunday: 11am - 3pm
There are numerous hand sanitiser stations throughout the Link Centre and guests are encouraged to use these frequently during their time at the facility. Face masks are not compulsory at the Link Centre, however, guests wishing to use masks are more than welcome to do so.
All gym machines have been spaced two metres apart from one another and some machines have been moved out onto the upstairs foyer to accommodate social distancing measures. The RPM studio and main studio are open for classes but capacity has been reduced.
There is an enhanced cleaning regime in place and as a result, visitors will not be able to use the locker facilities to help try and reduce the number of surfaces people are touching. If you wish to bring items with you then you are allowed to bring a small bag.
Swimmers should come ready dressed with their costume or shorts on underneath their clothes and maximum pool capacity has been reduced with only three lanes open with a maximum of ten people in each.
Three cubicles showers will be available to use however staff discourage visitors to use these to help reduce the risk posed by coronavirus.
The trampoline park is back open as well but capacity again has been reduced by around 50% and a maximum of ten people will be allowed into the trampoline park every 15 minutes. New socks will be issued on every visit to help reduce the risk of transmission.
The foam pit remains closed however and no trampoline clubs will take place with only general bounce available.
Fantastic sneak peak into what to expect when we open the doors tomorrow! :) https://t.co/gxAWByQrwq— Better Swindon (@Better_Swindon) July 24, 2020