Fusion Lifestyle and Oxford City Council confirmed that, in line with the government roadmap, classes and capacities at leisure facilities will increase from Monday 19 July in a phased approach.
Despite these changes to capacity, some things will remain the same – the stringent safety procedures at all centres will remain in place to ensure the safety of customers.
Increases in capacity will include the gym, group exercise programmes and spaces in swimming pools and Swim School programmes.
The changes will allow more people to exercise safely at centres across Oxford.
The centres will continue to operate in line with the latest government guidelines and those planning to visit will be encouraged to book and pay online, minimising contact required at the centre.
Staff and customers will continue to be encouraged to wear masks as they move around centres and to distance where possible. Safety screens in gyms and at reception will remain, along with hand sanitiser stations and sanitiser for equipment too.
These measures, combined with meticulous cleaning routines, are designed to keep customers safe and offer complete confidence to use the facilities and classes.
“Being active is really good for your mental and physical health so it’s good that our leisure centres can support more users, but we want to remind people to be sensible about the covid risks. Please follow all the requirements from Fusion, and use regular home testing to make sure you don’t have the virus. We are looking forward to helping our communities get active in more ways throughout the year.”
Councillor Mary Clarkson, Oxford City Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism
“We are delighted that our facilities will be able to open to more members of the local community. We know our centres play a really important role in keeping residents fit and healthy and this latest news means we can help even more people achieve their goals. We know that people are still concerned about their safety, and we will be making these changes to capacity slowly and closely monitoring the situation.”
Anthony Cawley, Director of Operations at Fusion
Bookings can be made up to seven days in advance, via download of the Fusion Lifestyle app or visit www.fusion-lifestyle.com to register and use the booking facility. For centre opening times and timetables please visit your centre’s website www.fusion-lifestyle.com/our-locations/oxford/