Leisure centre to remain closed until at least July


 Congleton Leisure Centre is to remain closed until at least July, its operator has said.
This week, Everybody Sport and Recreation said that all its leisure facilities would remain closed until further notice.
The closures affect the Congleton centre, as well as centres at Middlewich, Macclesfield and Alderley Park.
Everybody Sport and Recreation, which was created by Cheshire East Council to run the former council-owned centres, said in a statement: “Following recent guidance from the Government and Public Health England, we have made the decision to keep our leisure facilities and services closed until July at the earliest.
“It is our priority to put the health and wellbeing of our customers and staff first above anything else.”
The company, a registered charity, said it would continue to review the situation and the guidance and was working closely with its partners to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the leisure sector.
It added: “Earlier re-opening steps may include some of our services, for example outdoor sport, but this will only happen once we can ensure it is safe to do so for our customers and staff, in line with public health guidelines.
“We will continue to review this in the next few weeks.
“Our retained teams of staff are currently adapting and redesigning our operating practices, including facility layouts to incorporate social distancing which will ensure we are ready to serve our customers again when the time is right.”
All Taste for Life caf├ęs will also remain closed including Jubilee II and Madeley until further notice.
Everybody has launched an online live class timetable and lots of resources to keep people active.
Find out more information online at everybody.org.uk
The company added: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Everybody customers and partners for their continued support during this time.”
Anyone with queries can email support@everybody.freshdesk.com