We Are Ready!
We hope you are as excited as we are about opening our doors again.
Further to the recent government announcement, we can confirm we will be opening our leisure centres at Corby East Midlands International Pool and Lodge Park Sports Centre on Saturday 25th July 2020. This page contains everything you need to know about how we will reopen, so please feel free to share it with any of your friends and family too. When we re-open, we will be opening to both members and pay as you go customers.
To keep everyone as safe as possible, we have implemented certain social distancing measures and we have adjusted the services we offer in line with government guidance. We are also following guidance set out by UK Active and Swim England to ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.
How We Will Re-Open?
Tuesday 21st July: We will be taking bookings at Lodge Park Sports Centre for Saturday 25th July onwards for sports hall and astroturf bookings. Please call 01536 400033 to discuss and book.
Friday 24th July:
We open for online booking to current members that have their pin numbers already for swimming and gym sessions. If you do not have a pin or have not previously registered for online booking, please contact reception either site when we open again on Saturday 25th July. We will also be releasing our group exercise timetable on this day. You will be able to book these classes from Monday 27th July.
Saturday 25th July:
- Gym Sessions at Corby East Midlands International Pool from will start from 8am, and Lodge Park Sports Centre will resume from 8:20am. *Please note both gyms will close at 9pm Monday to Friday to allow our staff time to clean for the following morning. We are extending opening hours at Corby East Midlands International Pool from 5pm - 7pm. If you wish to exercise later than this at weekends, please visit Lodge Park Sports Centre which is open till 9pm.
- Lane Swimming from 9am at Corby Pool will resume. *Please ensure you book online.
Monday 27th July:
- Our swimming timetable will resume, this includes disability, leisure family pod swimming, adult and leisure swimming. Please see our summer swimming timetable at corbyleisure.co.uk/corbypool. We will also be taking online and telephone bookings for our group exercise classes on this day which start on Monday 3rd August.
Saturday 1st August:
- Stage 1 and above Aquatic Lessons will resume.* *Please note that lane swimming / adult swimming sessions will not be available during lesson times to comply with social distancing measures. In general, this means that Monday - Friday between 3pm and 7pm leisure swimming will not be available. It will also not be accessible until after 3pm on a Saturday and 2pm on a Sunday.
Monday 3rd August: - Group Exercise Classes including Aqua Classes will resume. We will be launching a full studio programme including NEW additional Virtual Classes added in our Conditioning Studio at Lodge Park. These classes include RPM, Sprint and The Trip for all you lovers of indoor cycling classes**
**New Group Exercise Timetable will be published at corbyleisure.co.uk and on our Facebook pages.
What Else Do You Need To Know?
If you have a Leisure, Student, Swim Only or Referral Direct Debit, your collection date is changing.
We will no longer be collecting your Direct Debit on 20th of each month. Your new Direct Debit collection date will be the 2nd of each month moving forward. If you pay for aquatic lessons, these will continue to be the 1st of each month.
How Do I Reactivate My Leisure / Annual or 6 Month Membership?
If you had an active membership with us when we closed in March, your membership will automatically reactivate from 25th July. To honour the payments made by members in March, your first payment will be collected on 2nd September 2020.
If you do not wish for your membership to reactivate automatically, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where we can continue to freeze your membership until you are ready to return. There is absolutely no charge for extending this freeze should you wish to.
All Sessions Need To Be Pre-Booked This includes gym sessions, group exercise / aqua classes and swimming sessions. This can be done online at corbyleisure.co.uk/member-area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This can also be done via the telephone by calling Corby East Midlands International Pool on 01536 464643 or Lodge Park Sports Centre on 01536 400033 during our normal operational hours. Gym Sessions
To reduce congestion in changing rooms and corridors, access the gym will be pre-bookable every 10 minutes at both sites. We are limiting access to 4 people every 10 minutes at Corby East Midlands International Pool and 3 people every 10 minutes at Lodge Park Sports Centre. Please select the site you wish to attend when booking online. Please arrive promptly as we are only allowing a 10 minute access window for entry.
Group Exercise Classes
We will be running a full programme, however, to ensure we are adhering to social distancing guidance, we have adjusted the maximum capacity of our classes to 1 person per 100sqft. You must also adhere to social distancing measures while in our studios. We have placed 'training station' floor stickers as guide to support this. As an example, this means the studio at Corby East Midlands International Pool now has a maximum capacity of 14 participants per class, with the other studios at Lodge Park Sports Centre modified accordingly. Due to the success of our online classes, we will also be streaming some of our classes online. These classes will be highlighted on our group exercise timetable that will be published shortly. These classes will be streamed exclusively to our private Facebook group. Please join our Private Facebook Group here. Finally, to ensure that all members get a fair opportunity to take part in classes, we are asking members to book no more than 3 classes per week.
Lane Swimming This will be a double lane. When this is in our 25m setup, this will mean a maximum of 10 people per lane. In our 50m setup, this will mean a maximum of 15 people per lane. There will be a strict clockwise system in operation, with no overtaking to comply with social distancing. Swim England have also indicated that butterfly stroke is not permitted. There will be a slow / breast stroke lane, an intermediate lane and a fast / club lane, so please book yourself into the lane that applies best to you. If lane swimming is restricted, an intermediate lane will be the default speed.
Family Swimming Pods Our customers are now able to hire out sections of the pool, which we call pods. Each pod can be booked up to 7 days in advance, and swimmers should be within your social distancing 'bubble' or household. These pods will be priced at the same as a family swim, which is currently £10.50 for leisure card holders. These sessions will be available 7 days a week, outside of aquatic lesson times.
Aquatic Lessons (Swimming and Diving)
All participants in lessons are required to come 'beach ready' for their lesson. This is because we need to reduce the risk of congestion in changing areas, and therefore potential areas of transmission. We have also put markings down on poolside to indicate waiting areas and collection points. Please note, instructors are only permitted to teach from poolside. Participants also need to have their swimming hats and googles on prior to entering the pool. We will be publishing a video with more guidance on this shortly, so you can visually see how your aquatic lesson journey will work. Changing areas will be available for after your lessons only, where needed.
Health Suite, Creche and Cafe. Access to our health suite, including spa pool, steam room and sauna is currently prohibited inline with government guidance. We have also decided to keep our creche and cafe areas closed for now, but we will update you all as soon as we know when these services will resume. Sports Halls and Astroturf Bookings:
Due to guidance changing from all the sporting governing bodies on a regular basis, please contact us directly at Lodge Park Sports Centre on 01536 400033 for more information.
We think we have covered everything in this email, but if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We are looking forward to seeing you again and welcoming you back to our gyms and swimming pools.
Yours in Health and Fitness,
All the staff at Corby Leisure.