Cornwall Recreation Centers to Open and Not to Open on July 25

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The management company GLL and the Cornwall Council have announced the county’s recreation centers which will reopen on July 25.The social enterprise and the council welcomed the recent announcement by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden MP of the reopening of leisure centers, gymnasiums and swimming pools.

The reopening in Cornwall will be staggered for security reasons – by prioritizing the centers best suited to Covid-secure first, then gradually rolling out others.

From July 25, the following events will be open:

Bude Leisure Center – gym and fitness classes only

Liskeard Leisure Center – gymnasium and fitness class only

Bodmin Leisure Center – gymnasium, fitness class and outdoor tennis only

St Austell Leisure Center – gym, fitness class, and pool

Newquay Waterworld – gym, fitness class and pool

Helston Sports Center – gym and fitness classes only

Truro Leisure Center – gym, fitness class and swimming pool

Newquay Trampoline & Play Park – trampoline area, subject to final review of Covid safety options.

Carn Brea leisure center – swimming pool, gymnasium, track and course.

Like theaters across the country, the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth will remain closed according to government directives.

The following centers will not be reopening on July 25:

Ships & Castles Leisure Centre, Falmouth

Launceston Recreation Center

Saltash Recreation Center

St Ives Recreation Center

Wadebridge Recreation Center

There are no details yet available for Penzance Leisure Center.

GLL is a charitable social enterprise which employs approximately 900 people in Cornwall. A joint statement with the Council stated that “the cost of hibernating the centers for four months without income, and the continuing impact of Covid-19 and the manner in which the services will be provided, have resulted in a total shortfall of ‘around £ 5 million.

“Negotiations are continuing to find a solution to what has become a serious financial challenge and, with local MPs, we have jointly lobbied the government for a bailout similar to the one currently in place for the arts.

“Leisure centers provide an essential public service and we are really looking forward to welcoming our customers again. “

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