Leisure Reopening

Leisure reopening schedule 

To adhere to the government roadmap and allow us to focus on opening each centre safely, we will be opening in stages. Please see our reopening plan below.

Our open centres

 

The Spa at Beckenham

Gym, group exercise classes, swimming pool and soft play

The Walnuts Leisure Centre

Gym, group exercise classes, swimming pool and soft play

The Pavilion Leisure Centre 

Gym, group exercise classes, swimming pool, soft play and bowling

West Wickham Leisure Centre

Gym and swimming pool

Biggin Hill Pool

Swimming Pool

Darrick Wood Swimming Pool

Swimming pool

Pype Hayes Golf Course & Gym

Gym

Hatchford Brook Golf Course & Gym

Gym

From 17th May 2021, the following facilities will be available at our centres:

  • Gym
  • Group exercise classes
  • Swimming Pool Lane Swim
  • Swimming pool Family Splash    
  • Swimming Lessons 
  • Soft play
  • Bowling
  • Lockers and Wet-side Changing Rooms (Dry-side changing remains closed)
General Measures

When visiting us, please follow these guidelines:  

  • Wash your hands regularly  
  • Wear a face covering when not exercising
  • Maintain social distancing  
  • Follow directional signage  
  • Clean your equipment before and after use  
  • Book your sessions in advance  
  • Pay by card only - our centres are now cashless
  • Bring your own mat 
  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your session 
  • Be considerate towards others 

For more detailed information about each of our services, please click below. 

Through-out our centres Gyms
Reception areas Swimming Pools
Cafés Changing rooms
Soft Play Bowling

 

Through-out the centres 

What we’re doing: 
  • We’ve put new rigorous cleaning procedures in place, including a deep clean and regular cleaning of high-contact touch points throughout the premises. 
  • All our on-site staff have undergone further training around the new measures and how to keep you safe. 
  • Posters and signage are displayed throughout our sites reminding our customers to follow the measures in place. 
  • One-way systems have been put in place to allow for easier and more effective social distancing. 

To help us keep our centres safe and enjoyable, please abide by the following rules when visiting:  

  • Stay at home if you feel unwell or have any symptoms of Coronavirus.  
  • Wear a face covering when not exercising.
  • Follow the one-way systems put in place. 
  • Be considerate to our staff and others. 
  • Maintain social distancing from others. 
  • Wash your hands regularly. 

 

Gyms 

What we’re doing: 

  • All sessions must be booked in advance.
  • Every other piece of equipment will be turned off to allow for social distancing. 
  • All touch points of equipment will be cleaned after each session. 
  • Cleaning stations will be available to allow you to clean your equipment before and after use. 
  • Additional signage will be displayed throughout the gym to remind all users to follow the new guidelines. 

To help us keep our gyms safe and enjoyable, please abide by the following rules when visiting:  

  • Clean your equipment before and after use. 
  • Return all equipment after use. 
  • Maintain social distance between you and other gym users. 
  • Enter and exit through the marked doors. 
  • If you wish to exit before your time-slot ends, please contact your instructor (The Spa at Beckenham only).

Swimming pools 

We can’t wait to see you at our pools. We have had to make some temporary changes to how your swimming session will look. This will change in stages as the government and scientific changes occurs. We are following Swim England’s, PWTAG, ukactive and RLSS guidance for best practise and will be asking our customers to please follow social distancing measures when attending our pools.

On reopening:

  • Please do not visit our pools if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19
  • Wetside changing rooms are available at all of our pools.
  • Our floats and equipment will be out of use. We are encouraging you to bring your own cleaned and sanitised floats and equipment.
  • Diving boards, flumes, waves and the large inflatable will not be in use
  • 11+ will now be able to book into lane swimming sessions. For Family Splash sessions under 11s will need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • All of our sessions must be pre-booked so we know who is at our sites at all times, you may be turned away if you have not pre-booked a session.
  • You will be able to book lane swimming in 45 minute sessions, one session per day per person.  Our lanes will be doubled and the capacity of the lanes decreased in line with social distancing.  Our lanes will be marked slow, medium and fast and we ask you to use the correct lane for your ability.  We ask you to avoid overtaking to maintain social distance and before pushing off at the end check to see if someone faster is approaching.  If you are changing from a fast stroke to a slower stoke consider changing lanes if there is appropriate space in that lane.  Whilst resting ensure you keep your distance from other swimmers.  
  • You will be able to book family sessions in 45 minute chunks. Families from the same household are not required to socially distance but you will need to keep your distance from other families attending the session. Where pools have a teaching pool, Family sessions will happen there, where there is not a teaching pool there will be special sessions throughout the day for family swimming. During the school holidays and weekends we will be opening up main pool family splash sessions for families with children over the age of 8. The following ratios will apply 1 adult to every child under 3, 1 adult to 2 children aged 3-7, 1 adult to 3 children over 8.
  • The route to the pool may be a little different to how you are used to, please follow directional signage
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on poolside.
  • Please visit the bathroom before you attend
  • Water fountains will be out of use, please bring your own bottles
  • Hair dryers will be out of use, please wear swim caps or towel dry your hair
  • We will not be collecting or storing lost property, please ensure you keep your equipment with you
  • Our lifeguards have been retrained to adhere to social distancing guidance and have been competency tested against new guidance from the RLSS. Please maintain your distance from lifeguards when poolside and do not be alarmed if lifeguards are wearing additional PPE especially when performing first aid or lifesaving procedures.
  • Pool pods and hoists will still be in use at pools and have been risk assessed accordingly

Whilst these changes need to happen right now, we will ease our new regulations where and when we can to get back to the pools we know and love.

 

Cafés 

Our Cafés will remain closed for the time being. When they do reopen, they will operate under any guidelines issued by PHE or other National Health authorities. In the meantime, grab and go options and vending machines are available in some of our sites.

In the meantime, vending machines are available and will be cleaned regularly. 

 

Changing Room / Showers / Toilets 

What we’re doing:

  • Our wet-side changing rooms are open and will be regularly cleaned throughout the day.
  • Our dry-side changing rooms and facilities remain closed at the moment.
  • Cleaning stations will be available for each cubicle.
  • Alternate lockers will be available.
  • Alternate showers will be available.

To help us keep our centres safe and enjoyable, please abide by the following rules:  

  • For gym sessions please arrive ready to workout.
  • Follow all signage and only use changing cubicles, lockers and showers which are marked as open for the activity you are participating in.
  • Please clean each changing cubicle before and after use. Cleaning stations will be available.
  • Maintain social distancing between you and other changing room users at all times.

Reception Area 

What we’re doing: 

  • Sneeze guards will be placed in front of reception staff. 
  • Hand sanitizers will be available for staff and customers. 
  • Markers will be in place to ensure queueing follows social distancing guidelines. 

To help us keep our centres safe and enjoyable, please abide by the following rules:  

  • Pay by contactless payment whenever possible. 
  • Follow signage and maintain social distancing when queueing. 
  • Be considerate to our staff and others. 

 

Soft Play

What we’re doing: 

  • New rigorous cleaning procedures in place, including increased cleaning during sessions and regular deep cleans
  • Reduced the capacity of our soft play sessions
  • Adjusted the layout of our soft play areas and removed some areas and objects which are harder to clean
  • No groups larger than 6
  • One-way route for entry and exit
  • Limited menu available serving grab and go snacks and drinks
  • Signage and reminders will be across the site to remind you to socially distance

To help us keep our soft play safe and enjoyable, please abide by the following rules when visiting:

  • Pre-book online and ensure you book a ticket for everyone that is attending to keep you safe and ensure we do not go over our capacities. This includes booking £0 adult tickets.
  • Keep to a ratio of 1 adult to 3 children, please do not bring more adults that you need to bring
  • Follow all social distancing signage at site
  • Cashless payments only please
  • Keep your child’s shoes with you and do not put them in the shoe area

Click here for our booking guide.

 

Squash

What we're doing:

  • Courts will be fully cleaned after each session
  • Sessions are restricted to two players on court at any one time
  • Each court will be available for a 40 minute session

To help us keep our squash courts safe and enjoyable, please abide by the following rules when visiting:

  • Use ‘Sides’ to maintain social distancing throughout the warm-up, therefore don’t cross to the other side of the court.
  • Protective eyewear or visors are strongly recommended at all times
  • Please refrain from wiping your hands on the wall
  • Please maintain social distancing when not on court and continue to follow our centre’s guidance
  • Please vacate your court on time. Exit the court and surrounding area as soon as possible.

 

Bowling

What we're doing:

  • Operating alternate lanes to allow for space in between groups of players.
  • No more than 6 players per lane per game. Max of 2 game bookings
  • All of our bowling balls, consoles and aspects of our lane area will be sanitised by our teams at close of play ready for next day opening. Each of these lane areas will be sanitised after every customer has finished their game/s prior to a new customer going onto that lane
  • Additional Cleaning of High Touch Points - Toilets, touchscreens, work surfaces, tables, chairs and door handles are among some of the places that our teams will be vigorously and routinely cleaning throughout the day.
  • Queue system at till points - To keep everyone at a safe distance, we have clearly marked areas on the floor with the correct distancing and designated queue till points.
  • Cleaning stations and sanitiser will be available on entry, exit and the lanes

To help us keep our centres safe and enjoyable, please abide by the following rules when visiting: 

  • All games and bookings to be booked/paid in advance online or by phone.
  • Please wear own shoes with non-marking soles.
  • Use contactless payment where possible.
  • Clean equipment before and after use.

     

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