Leisure Centres in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted announce reopening date

England will move into stage two of the Prime Minister's roadmap from April 12

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:30 pm

Leisure centres in Dacorum are set to reopen from Monday, April 12, after receiving the government’s go-ahead for Step 2 of the roadmap.

Berkhamsted Leisure Centre and Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre - managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Dacorum Borough Council - will reopen their doors following a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government confirmed yesterday (5 April) that leisure centres would be safe to reopen with strict operational measures in place.

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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, March 29, including Jarman Park Athletics Track.The Government’s roadmap includes details on which facilities can reopen within each step, meaning some may not be available at the centre in the first instance.

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.

Everyone Active has provided a comprehensive package of online workouts during lockdown, for people to use, along with live streamed classes across its social media pages.

Steve Cox, 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.”