Leys Leisure Centre set to open for business

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2020

Gym and group exercise facilities at Leys Pools & Leisure Centre will be re-opening on 5 October, the City Council and Fusion Lifestyle confirmed today.

The reopening adds to current leisure provision at Ferry Leisure Centre, giving residents in the south of the city access to local facilities as autumn approaches.

Coronavirus safety

The centres will be operating in line with new government guidelines and those planning to visit will be required to book and pay online, minimising contact required at the centre and allowing for the track and trace process to be implemented:

  • Leisure centre users will be asked to arrive ready to work out, ready to go
  • Users will be able to check in with the new NHS COVID-19 app or leave their details for track and trace
  • New cleaning regimes and hand sanitiser in the gym will keep equipment regularly cleaned to minimise risks

Temporary opening hours will alternate week on week between:

Week one

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 7am to 3pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12pm to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 2pm

Week two

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 12pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 7am to 3pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 2pm

Fusion Lifestyle continues to work closely with Oxford City Council to deliver the viable, phased, reopening of leisure facilities in Oxford.

“I know many local residents and clubs have been waiting for the Leys Leisure Centre to open and I’d like to thank them for their patience. The limited re-opening on the 5th October is another step forward on the phased re-start of our leisure services and the council will be working hard with Fusion Lifestyle to make further progress, balancing the new costs of operating under current regulations with the demand for leisure services and the importance of making it easy and affordable for Oxford residents to get active.”

Councillor Linda Smith, cabinet member for parks and leisure

“We know our leisure facilities are really important for the health and wellbeing of the local community and we are really pleased that we are able to announce the opening of some of our facilities in a safe and viable way.  We look forward to bringing you news of more openings soon.”

Anthony Cawley, director of operations at Fusion

Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance by downloading the Fusion Lifestyle app or by visiting the centre website to register and use the booking facility.