When Hartlepool council run gyms, leisure facilities and libraries are due to reopen with lockdown easing

Details of when council-run gyms across town will reopen have been revealed.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 7:00 pm

While gyms in England are allowed to open from April 12 under government guidelines, Hartlepool Borough Council says unfortunately it is not possible to open indoor facilities at Mill House Leisure Centre, Brierton Sports Centre and Headland Sports until the following week.

This is due to many staff currently supporting the frontline Covid-19 response.

However, from Monday, April 12, club bookings for Brierton Sports Centre’s 3G and all-weather pitches can be made.

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Clockwise from top left, gyms are due to open on Monday, April 19, at Mill House Leisure Centre, Headland Sports Centre and Brierton Sports Centre.
Clockwise from top left, gyms are due to open on Monday, April 19, at Mill House Leisure Centre, Headland Sports Centre and Brierton Sports Centre.

Organised outdoor weekly provision, including walking football and netball; weekly guided walks and educational day visits at Carlton Adventure in Cleveland can resume.

Club bookings for indoor junior activity at Brierton Sports Centre can be made from April 19.

Outdoor fitness classes at Brierton Sports Centre and Summerhill Country Park will restart from April 19 along with Mill House Leisure Centre’s swimming pool.

Customers are asked to wear a face covering when entering a building and follow social distancing guidelines.

The council stated: “We have recently installed CO2 monitors into all of our activity spaces to ensure excellent air quality and to minimise any risk of Covid transmission.”

For more information visit the website www.gethartlepoolactive.co.uk/covid-19-info

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Most libraries and community hubs remain closed although there is limited browsing and the People’s Network with advanced booking at Seaton Library from April 12.

The Community Hub Central or central library, in York Road, is due to reopen in mid-May when building work and new branding will have been completed.

Community Hub South, in Wynyard Road, will continue to use click and collect until its planned reopening in early May and Headland Library is planned to open again by the end of April.

Click and Collect from the mobile library will continue for Throston Library users for the meantime.

The online catalogue for click and collect books can be accessed at http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/hartlepool/ or people can telephone (01429) 272631 or email [email protected]

The Learning & Skills Service is open and continues to deliver courses, including classroom-based activity and online learning.

In addition, Waverley Allotment has re-opened for volunteers.

For further information on courses running and/or Waverley Allotment visit www.hartlepool.gov.uk/learningandskills or [email protected] or call (01429) 868616.

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