Leisure facilities in district set to open

Fusion Lifestyle and Braintree District Council are delighted to announce indoor leisure facilities will reopen from 12th April

In line with the government roadmap, indoor leisure facilities will reopen at Braintree Sport & Health, Braintree Swimming & Fitness, Halstead Leisure Centre and Witham Leisure Centre.

With some restrictions beginning to lift, the reopening of Leisure centres means that residents in the Braintree district can once again enjoy their favourite fitness fix, including indoor swimming and going to the gym.

For those that love to work out in the fresh air, outdoor group exercise classes at Braintree Sport & Health Club and Witham Sports Ground will continue, joined by indoor classes re-starting from 17th May at all centres.

The centres will continue to operate in line with government safety guidelines and those planning to visit will still be required to book and pay online, to ensure contact is minimised at each centre and allowing for the track and trace process to be implemented. Gym users will be asked to arrive ready to work out, and swimmers with their costumes under their clothes, ready to go.  These measures, combined with meticulous cleaning routines, are designed to keep customers safe and offer complete confidence to use the facilities when they return to the centre.

Anthony Cawley, Director of Operations at Fusion said, “It feels wonderful to finally be able to reopen our centres again.  We know the communities local to our facilities can’t wait to kick-start their favourite fitness regimes and our teams across the district can’t wait to welcome them back.  We've worked hard over the past months to ensure our centres continue to offer the very best facilities and that our customers can return with confidence and safety”

Cherie Root, Corporate Director, Braintree District Council said, “12th April will see a positive step forward for our leisure centres and for the health and fitness for our local communities.  We have worked closely with Fusion to keep everyone updated as restrictions have lifted, and we are delighted that we can play our part in supporting health and fitness in our district.”

All centres will be open daily, but please refer to the individual centre’s websites for opening hours.  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 online booking facility.

Published: 8th April 2021