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Beau Sejour Leisure Centre reverts back to a ‘new normal’

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre reverts back to a ‘new normal’

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre reverts back to a ‘new normal’

MEDIA RELEASE: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not Bailiwick Express

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre will look to operate the ‘new normal’ as Guernsey enters Stage 3 of its exit out of Lockdown.

Beau Sejour has continued to work hard with its COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC) colleagues to ensure activities and facilities offered to the public are able to run alongside the CVC in the safest way possible, ensuring continuity to both its own operations and the vaccination programme.

The Centre will be operating a phased return back to its normal business operations from Monday 22 March. Although reverting back to its normal pre-lockdown opening hours, some facilities and activities will remain unavailable in the short term:

  • Although the Swimming Pool will be open for public sessions Swim School sessions will operate a phased return back to normal, with a staggered start to lessons from the beginning of the new term (provisionally scheduled from 20 April 2020). However, some holiday courses and sessions will be taking place prior to this date – details to be confirmed;
  • The BodyZone Gym will be available as normal from Monday 22 March, with Fitness Classes recommencing from Monday 29 March. As a result – although Freedom members will have their memberships reactivated, they will not be charged for this first week, and will have their memberships extended accordingly;
  • The Café will be re-opening its doors to serve customers from Wednesday 24 March;
  • Squash courts 1, 2 and 3 will be available to book, although the glass backed courts (4 & 5) will remain closed for use, along with the Level 1 Dry Changing Rooms, and the Sports Hall itself, until the CVC has concluded its vaccination programme at the Centre;
  • Customers are reminded that dedicated parking is available for CVC customers and as a result parking at the Centre may become very busy during peak times.

Sam Herridge, Head of Recreation Services says: “Many of the Centre’s staff team have been redeployed during Stages 1 and 2 of Lockdown – or have been actively engaged in assisting with the operation of the CVC – from taking temperatures to delivering PPE, or helping out with the Vaccination Call Centre – they have been absolute stars, along with many other team members across the States of Guernsey. But I think we can all say we’re looking forward to getting back to doing what we love – and that’s welcoming the community back through our doors to provide a full programme of activities and facilities.”

Separate entrances for the CVC and Centre activities will no longer be required, although clear signage will direct CVC customers to the Sports Hall for their vaccination slot, and CVC staff will be available at various points to assist if necessary.

Ms Herridge added: " Although we are looking forward to getting back to a new normal, of course there will be some changes to the way we operate, with some facilities and activities remaining unavailable, and large gatherings having to be monitored and risk assessed accordingly. We ask our customers and members to please bear with us and to be understanding as we continue to adapt to this new normal. Customers are encouraged to follow us on Social Media and visit our website to keep up to date with what’s on offer.”

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