Purbeck Sports Centre set to reopen after lockdown

Following the further easing of lockdown, Purbeck Sports Centre in Wareham is to reopen from Saturday 25th July 2020, having been closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The centre operated by Dorset Council, has got the go ahead to start welcoming people again to its facilities after the government said that indoor swimming pools and gyms could start to reopen.

Advertisement 
Exterior of Purbeck Sports Centre
Dorset Council

A rigorous cleaning regime

Dorset Council says that it is putting in place social distancing measures at the Purbeck Sports Centre, together with a rigorous cleaning regime. Touch-points, such as door handles and railings, and all equipment will be cleaned regularly and hand sanitising stations will be positioned around the building.

It also says that centre employees are in the process of receiving COVID-19 training to help them understand and implement plans for the safety of customers.

The gym at Purbeck Sports Centre
Dorset Council

“Looking forward to opening our doors again”

Councillor Tony Alford, Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for customer, community and regulatory services, said:

“Our sports and leisure centres play an important role in the health of Dorset’s communities, so we are looking forward to opening our doors again.

“We’d like to reassure everyone that we have implemented strict measures to ensure the cleanliness and safety of our centres. This information can be found on our web pages and we would ask people to familiarise themselves with the details prior to attending their centre.

Councillor Tony Alford continued:

“We thank all our customers for their continued support and patience and look forward to seeing them again soon.”

The council says that it will be updating the Purbeck Sports Centre’s web page with further details about activities, opening times and booking and payment arrangements, in time for the reopening on the 25th July 2020.

Share this story

Contact us

Do you have anything to add to this story?

We like to keep everything up-to-date, so if you know more, please help us by getting in touch.

Advertisement 

Top stories

Three weeks of roadworks to begin in Corfe Castle Just in time for the new school term, a three-week lane closure on the A351 at Corfe Castle begins on Monday 15th April 2024. 1 month ago More Purbeck visitors urged to take trip to Brownsea 2 months ago Heritage loco derails during Swanage Railway diesel gala 6 days ago Swanage nightclub transforms into top new venue 1 month ago Open invitation to explore one of Swanage’s best kept secrets 3 weeks ago

Most recent

Purbeck’s first shuffleboard tournament to raise funds for skatepark Teams of up to four players are being invited to take part in Purbeck’s first shuffleboard tournament in recent times, alongside table football and beer pong, to help buy new ... 24 hours ago Sounding good – launch of new radio station for Purbeck 2 days ago Flying the Blue Flag for Swanage again 3 days ago Purbeck back on TV for Channel 5’s Big Steam Adventure 4 days ago Newly elected councillors mark 50 years of Swanage Town Council 5 days ago