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Local swimming pools and gyms prepare to reopen

Indoor swimming pools and gyms can reopen from Monday with stage 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown.

Bradford Council have said Keighley Pool and Gym will open its doors from Monday 12 April, but Ilkley Pool won't be open until 3 May* (updated information from Bradford Council on 16 April).

There is no date yet for the reopening of Ilkley Lido, but it is expected to by open for the summer season.   Maintenance work continues which included installing a new pool tank and filtration system, along with re-enforcing works.

Further booking information for sports centres and pool in the Bradford District can be found here.

Craven Leisure in Skipton will also reopen its swimming pool and gym to customers for pre-booked slots from April 12. Customers will be able to book slots online from April 9, and will be able to book up to three days in advance.

Outdoor table service will also be available at Revive Café from April 12, which will be open from 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays, with food service ending at 4pm, and from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This outdoor table service will be weather-dependent – takeaways will also be available. 

Anthony Slater, Craven Leisure manager, said: “We’re delighted that we’re able to reopen to customers from April 12 and we look forward to welcoming people back to the gym and swimming pool.

“There are a number of measures that have been put in place to ensure that Craven Leisure is a safe environment for customers and staff. If you are planning a visit please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the measures in place, and please   maintain social distancing, handwashing and wear face coverings when moving around the building.

“Please arrive ready to exercise, follow the signage throughout the centre, and most importantly, please do not come to the centre if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19.”

All gym and swimming sessions for Craven Leisure must be prebooked, which can be done online here.


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