Leisure centres in Ryedale are set to reopen after receiving the Government’s go ahead for Step 2 of the roadmap.

Ryedale Sports Centre, Ryedale Swim and Fitness Centre and Derwent Swim and Fitness Centre, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Ryedale District Council, will reopen from Monday, April 12,following a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government confirmed this week, that leisure centres would be safe to reopen with strict operational measures in place, in the latest stage of the four-step roadmap.

The roadmap includes detail on which facilities can reopen within each step, meaning some may not be available in the first instance.

Jon Bird, Everyone Active’s general manager, said the company has committed to keeping its customers safe and active, ensuring it will meet and exceed Government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 with the Everyone Active Pledge.

“We’re very much looking forward to reopening our centres and welcoming back the local community.

“After being closed for three months, the latest step in the Government’s roadmap is a positive move forward for the leisure industry and gives people of all ages the opportunity to resume activity and exercise in their leisure centre.

Jon said: “Ensuring our colleagues and customers remain safe continues to be our number one priority and we have carefully considered the strict measures to ensure we adhere to the guidance.

“We will be contacting all customers directly over the coming days regarding the reopening of centres. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and thank them for their patience.”

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director for Economic Development, Business and Partnerships for Ryedale District Council, said: “It’s great news that leisure facilities in Ryedale can reopen.

"This is what our residents want and deserve as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

For further information visit www.everyoneactive.com