Four Actif Sport and Leisure Centres here in Carmarthenshire have re-opened in the past week (Monday 10th August) as it prepares to get the county of Carmarthenshire back to fitness.
Amman Valley, Newcastle Emlyn, St Clears and Llandovery sites are now open to the public with safety measures in place.
It comes as the Welsh Government announced its latest easing of restrictions. The county's leisure centres have been closed since the country went into lockdown in March.
New measures have been put in place at the leisure centres to ensure visitors and staff are safe whilst using the centres, and not all facilities or activities will be available.
Swim, gym, fitness pod and class programmes must be pre-booked through the Actif Sport and Leisure website www.actif.wales or by downloading the app, and sessions will be limited.
Customers should expect to observe social distancing, follow one-way systems, use sanitisation stations and to wipe down kit after use. Water fountains and vending machines will not be available.
Leisure Centres at Carmarthen and Llanelli, are still under the management of Hywel Dda University Health Board and will not be re-opened until further notice having been re-purposed as temporary field hospitals to support the NHS. Coedcae Sports Centre will also remain closed for the time being but will re-open soon on a date to be announced.
The services that will be re-starting at each centre are:
- Amman Valley – gym, workout pods, swimming pool and outdoor classes
- Newcastle Emlyn – gym and workout pods
- St Clears – gym, workout pods and limited indoor classes
- Llandovery – Swimming pool
Not all centres will be reopening in the first phase as two of them are still being used as NHS field hospitals.
- Carmarthen Leisure Centre - Closed
- Llanelli Leisure Centre - Closed
- Coedcae Sports Centre - Closed
For members wishing to restart their membership, you'll be pleased to know Actif have temporarily reduced the direct debit membership prices to reflect the services that they can members when re-opening, which should deliver even greater value for Actif membership. The lower prices will stay in place until the end of September. These prices will be reviewed each month considering the facilities and services Actif are able to make available to you.
Household - £30 a month
Platinum / Corporate platinum / Student / Over 60's / Bronze / Corporate Bronze - £20 a month
Executive board member for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming all our customers back to our centres. We need to be mindful that the virus has not gone away and we must do everything we can to limit the spread.
"The safety of our customers and staff is paramount so please ensure you behave responsibly, consider others around and follow staff instruction when visiting the centres. We want you to enjoy your visit and help you to protect yourself and others.”
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