Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 17th August 2020
Pool Reopening on 1st September 2020; Full details to follow!
Like many other organisations, Crewkerne Aqua Centre has been hit very hard financially by the lock-down. We operate entirely on generated income and receive no local authority funding. The Government go ahead to reopen on 25th July was welcome , however it will not be without huge challenges for us. Reduced space and therefore customer capacity will be the new normal and there will undoubtedly be a further financial impact. We are going to try our very best to remain positive and hope our many customers continue to support us. It will be a case of ‘use us or lose us’ however. This week a group called UK Active and Community Active UK launched a national #saveleisure campaign asking the Government for £773m to help make up the leisure industry shortfall. Without it, there is a prediction that half the UK leisure centres will be out of business by Christmas. Please add your support to this campaign. Details of our planned reopening are available on our website www.aquacentre.co.uk and on our Facebook page.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 10th July 2020
Hello to all our members,
We hope you and your families have remained well during lockdown and you have been able to continue with a fitness programme of some sort. We would like to update you on our plans to phase a reopening of the Aqua Centre.
At the time of writing this, the Government has just announced that indoor leisure facilities may reopen from 25th July. Like so many businesses, the last few months have hit the Aqua Centre very hard financially, with vastly reduced income and the majority of membership subscriptions frozen. Therefore, the news that we can open our doors again is very welcome and we will do so from that Saturday 25th July, with direct debit memberships being restarted from the beginning of August. Initially we will open the gym ONLY, to current members. If all goes well, the studio will follow a week or so later and the pool shortly after that in August. The gym sessions will need to be pre-booked online as session times and numbers will be limited, you may pay as you go for your preferred session, please note that we will operate an ‘opt out’ system which means your direct debit will be reactivated unless you go to this form https://www.aquacentre.co.uk/direct-debit-opt-out on our website and specifically tell us you do not wish to do so. Whether you choose to restart your monthly payment or use pay as you go, we very much hope you will continue to support us.
Please be assured that we take customer health and safety very seriously and there will now be measures set in place that will become the new normal for the Aqua Centre. These will involve a one-way system through the building, clear sign posting for social distancing and a programme of in depth cleaning. The downside to this will be reduced customer space and therefore capacity, but that is something we will have to accept and work with in future.
We are really looking forward to opening again and welcoming you back. Please keep checking our website for further updates regarding the studio and pool.
Kind regards, the Aqua Centre Management