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We’re safely reopening in line with the government’s four-step roadmap out of lockdown, and we can’t wait to see you again: activenottingham.com/welcome-back

Keeping everyone safe

Our centres continue to meet all safety requirements of social distancing, maximum capacities and increased cleanliness and hygiene.

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Gyms and classes

Brush up on the latest guidance for staying safe in our gyms and fitness classes.

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Get back in the water safely at one of our public swimming sessions or Swim School lessons.

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We’re following LTA safety guidance for indoor, outdoor and social tennis as well as Play Tennis coaching sessions at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

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What we're doing

Spaced out

We’re being creative in how we use our spaces, to provide the best customer experience in the current situation.

We’ve adapted and re-purposed studio spaces, sports halls and outdoor spaces, so we can serve larger groups of exercisers safely.

Safety first

We’ve provided our team with comprehensive Health and Safety training prior to opening, provided PPE where necessary and installed protective reception screens for everyone’s safety.

Squeaky clean

We’re increasing our cleaning regimes at the start and end of each day and in between each session.

We’ve also removed some equipment and reduced touch points wherever possible, to ensure our cleaning and sanitising regimes are as safe as possible.

And we’ve invested in professional deep cleans of all our centres, in readiness for your safe arrival!

To keep everyone safe, we've made changes to some of our facilities

Changing facilities and showers

Changing facilities are available on exit only. Showers are not available. Click or tap to find out more.

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Changing facilities and showers

Please arrive exercise-ready and shower at home – changing facilities and showers are NOT available.

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and hand washing

Our toilets and hand washing facilities are open as normal, with hand sanitising stations also available throughout our centres.

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Lockers are ONLY available for swimming sessions. For gyms and fitness classes, we advise only bringing a pre-filled water bottle and mat if required.

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Costume dryers
and hairdryers/straighteners

These are NOT available, so please dry your costume and dry/straighten your hair at home.

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Our Bean Culture cafés are NOT available, so please bring snacks and pre-filled water bottles with you.

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Vending machines
and water fountains

Our vending machines and water fountains are NOT available, so please bring snacks and pre-filled water bottles with you.

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Seating areas
and lost property

These are NOT available, so take extra care with your belongings and leave the centre as soon as your activity has finished – including in between sessions.

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Leaflet timetables

These are NOT available. Access timetables via our website or app instead.

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Ringo car park fees

There are NO Ringo car park fees for the time being. FREE parking is available at Harvey Hadden Sports Village. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Safety FAQs

What if I develop Covid-19 symptoms or feel unwell before or after a visit?

Should you feel unwell, test positive or develop symptoms of Covid-19 before or after a visit, please refrain from using the leisure centres and follow the latest government advice.

Should I wear a face covering when visiting?

We are closely monitoring government guidelines regarding face coverings and continue to update our policies.

The current guidance from the World Health Organisation is that you should not wear face coverings to exercise as this may reduce your ability to breathe comfortably. Sweat can make the mask wet and promote the growth of micro-organisms. You should still follow all other protective measures: maintaining social distancing and regularly washing and sanitising your hands while exercising.

As per Nottingham City Council policy on face coverings in our buildings, face coverings should be worn by all who are able indoors when not exercising.

Bring your face covering with you into the centre and wear it in circulation areas, such as hallways and reception, when spectating, such as parents of Swim School and Play Tennis children, and when queuing for your activities.

More information on face coverings can be found on GOV.UK.

Can I use a locker for my gym or fitness class?

As our gym and studio lockers are currently out of use we’re asking our fitness customers to avoid bringing unnecessary items into the centre. We understand this isn’t always possible, in which case, staff will be on hand to help you find the best alternative option.

Can I bring a towel to my gym session?

Please do not bring a towel, only use the cleansers provided to wipe down equipment.

How are you protecting your staff?

We have worked closely with local trade unions to put our staff’s safety at the centre of our restart plans, and we are confident in our teams’ and customers’ safety.

How will ‘Test and Trace’ work?

We’re asking all customers to download and use the NHS COVID-19 app. Check in each time you visit one of our centres by scanning the QR code near reception.

We will adhere to government guidelines laid out with regards to ‘Test and Trace’. Where requested, we will provide attendance data should contact need to be made by authorised parties. We will act in accordance with all GDPR requirements.


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We can't wait to see you again!

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