Reopening Plans

Grimsby Leisure Centre (health and wellbeing)

Our re-opening plans once we are given the green light from Government
These are subject to change in line with any emerging Government and industry guidelines.


The centre is home to a range of services and activities specially designed to support health improvement, recovery from illness and general wellbeing for our members. To support our regulars, this facility will reopen for the exclusive use of the over 50 year olds and those managing long term conditions looking to return to the wide variety of light exercise classes, the toning therapy suite, the adapted gym equipment and bowls. In addition, we will also welcome our Active Seniors who for many years have enjoyed exercise classes within the community.


Opening Hours: 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (regularly under review)

Admissions policy: See above

Opening Date: To be confirmed

We plan to offer an exclusive opportunity for members to book a time slot and look at the changes we have made in advance of restarting their fitness regime. Please check back for confirmation of dates.

  • On entry, where possible, use automated doors to avoid touch points

  • In the foyer/entrance please use hand sanitiser station provided

  • Reception will be marked out for 2-metre stay safe distancing and reception desks will include safety screens

  • Please bring your membership card to gain entry to your activity

  • There will only be one member of staff serving at any one time at reception to ensure a safe workspace, please be patient

  • Payments - please use cashless/contactless payments where possible

  • First Aiders will be available throughout opening times, masks/safety measures are in place to protect staff and customers

  • Helping with mobility - staff will be on hand to assist any user who may have mobility issues or need to use the lift, staff cannot travel in the lift with a customer, however they will help you to enter the lift and meet you at the other end.

  • An enhanced cleaning regime will be in place

  • Initial opening – a booking system will be in place for members using the gym sessions and exercise classes

  • Casual/pay as you go users are welcome, however booking is required 

  • Memberships - new members are welcome, however joining is only available online initially

  • Public toilets are open. Please respect social distancing, with a one person at a time entry/two persons if from the same household

  • Children under the age of 16 must always be accompanied by an adult and only attend family sessions (as some sessions will be designated for adults only)

  • Vending machines will be operational, however beverages and confectionary from the machines cannot be consumed within the building. Customers can purchase bottled water/energy drinks to support hydration during working out. However, you are encouraged to bring you own pre-filled drinks bottle

  • Gym layout is based on customers having safe space to use equipment. 

  • All gym sessions will need to be pre-booked

  • Customers will also need to bring their own water bottles as dispensers will not be available and customers are asked to be mindful of bringing any personal items into the gym space as they may present a health risk/hazard to others. 

  • No personal towels will be allowed, please use disposal paper towels provided

  • Gym/Fitness changing rooms will not initially be open. Customers are encouraged to come workout ready. Lockers will be available outside the fitness areas.

  • Customers will be required to wipe down all equipment touch points before and after use - anti-bacterial cleaning products will be available throughout the gym.

  • Booking systems will be in place to ensure a limited number of users at any one time, with all equipment being cleaned down between uses.  This area is always staffed and customers are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment/waiting times

  • All low impact group exercise classes will be held in the sports hall with a minimum 3 metre circular distance between participants.

  • Timetable tbc and to include a range of light exercises, including chair-based exercises, Tai Chi, gentle Zumba etc.  Initially the timetable will not include classes where equipment is necessary, such as circuits and step.

  • Customers will also need to bring their own water bottles as dispensers will not be available and customers are asked to be mindful of bringing any personal items into the group exercise space as they may present a health risk/hazard to others. No personal towels will be allowed, please use disposal paper towels provided

  • All other group exercise classes will ake place in the Grimsby Auditorium. Timetable tbc. Class layout is based on customers having safe space to workout with at least a 3-metre circular distance. Grimsby Auditorium hosts our amazing Fit to Party events, and we plan to use this experience to offer classes in this big space combining the timetables from both Grimsby Leisure Centre and also the Health and Wellbeing Centre / original building. 

  • The bowls hall will be open, however only two lanes will be in operation at any one session to enable safe distancing.

  • All users are required to bring their own equipment.

  • Booking will also be essential, a 15-minute gap between bookings will enable staff to safely clean down touch points.

  • The sports hall will not be available for team sports/competitive sports

  • The sports halls and squash courts will not be available for racket sports such as squash/badminton/table tennis

  • Children’s Roller Sessions - as there is an increased risk of contact it is not possible for these to recommence currently

  • Parties – we will revisit this at a later date

Booking Activities

To reduce face-to-face contact in our centres we ask that bookings are made online where possible, via our website or our App.

Don't have an online account? Set one up here.

Telephone bookings will also be available, however please be mindful that our customer service staff will often be occupied with additional safety measures in our centres.