Leisure centres and swimming pools in Brighton and Hove preparing to welcome people back from April 12.

Freedom Leisure says all seven of its venues across the city will reopen their doors on April 12.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 1:05 pm

The centres include King Alfred Leisure Centre, Withdean Sports Complex and Prince Regent Swimming Complex, along with Mouslecoomb Community Leisure Centre, Portslade Sports Centre, the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre in Whitehawk and St Luke's Swimming Pool, Queens Park.

They are all operated by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and will be able to reopen most of their activities, including gym, swimming, racket sports and children’s swimming lessons.

However, due to the government guidelines, group exercise classes will not be available straight away but hope to resume in in May.

The Prince Regent Swimming Complex will reopen on April 12

Councillor Martin Osborne, chairman of the council's tourism, equalities, communities and culture committee said: “Exercise has a huge impact on both physical and mental health, so it’s great to see that our popular leisure centres are re-opening once again and welcoming back customers to enjoy exercise in a safe and secure environment.”

Ivan Horsfall Turner, managing director for Freedom Leisure, added: "We look forward to seeing everyone using their local leisure centre again, and the teams can’t wait to get back to providing our local communities with opportunities for exercise, activity and the chance to socialise safely."

For information on reopening times and activity programmes go to www.freedom-leisure.co.uk