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Covid-19 Updates

Wednesday 30th December:
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Following the latest Government announcement, we will be under Tier 3 restrictions from tomorrow.
Therefore – it is with regret that all Group Exercise Classes will cease from tomorrow until further notice.
We will be in touch next week regarding ‘Live’ Classes online.
The Fitness Suite and Swimming Pool sessions remain unaffected at this time.
Our apologies that we cannot bring you more positive news at this time.
Thanks for all of your continued support during these challenging times.
Kind Regards,
Will and the BLC Team

Wednesday 25th November:
Good Afternoon All,
Following yesterdays announcement – we have received that our Group Exercise program is unaffected in Tiers 1 and 2, therefor we have:
  1. all Class Capacities have now been increased
  2. all Active Freezes for one month have now been ceased so bookings can commence (this will not effect your payments)

Please check you Online Account to check your bookings as we have moved people manually across from waiting lists.

Please note, if you are a Pay As You Go user with a online account, you are not able to make bookings until 6 days in advance. You will be able to see next Wednesday from tomorrow.

We cannot wait to welcome you back to the Leisure Centre next Wednesday.

Kind Regards,

Will and the BLC Team

Tuesday 24th November:
Good Afternoon Everyone,
You can now book your Fitness Sessions, Fitness Classes and Swimming Sessions Online!
We will reopen next Wednesday (2nd December) from 6.30am.
We are still awaiting further information from Sport England / UK Active regarding group Exercise numbers – therefore, class numbers at this time are restricted to 6.
If you have an active freeze on your account – our Team will be returning next week and will be able to look in to this for you. We are unable to action any requests until then.
Our telephone lines will be reopening for bookings / enquiries from next Wednesday (2nd December) at 9.00am.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Kind Regards,
Will and the BLC Team

Tuesday 24th November:

Good Morning Everyone,
Following yesterdays Government announcement, we will be updating you all shortly with our plans to return shortly.
We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Many Thanks,
Will and the BLC Team

Wednesday 4th November:

We are grateful for the ongoing support that we continue to received from all of our valued members.

The Leisure Centres Just Giving page is still live for those who would like to continue to support us throughout our closure.

If you would like to continue to support us throughout closure please click on the link below:


A massive thank you to all those who have already donated!

We thank you all for your continued support of our community facility, something that Bridport should be very proud of.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Kind Regards,

Will and the team at Bridport Leisure Centre

Monday 2nd November:

Good afternoon Everyone,

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday  31st October 2020, Bridport Leisure Centre will once again close its doors to the public from Thursday 5th November.

Please see below the correspondence sent out to all paying members this afternoon.

Thank you for all of your kind words and support during these extremely challenging times – we will be back!

Customer Announcement 2nd November Website

We would like to reassure our customers that Leisure Centres and Community Facilities in England, who are following COVID-19 secure guidelines, will still be able to continue hosting more than six people in total.

Using the gym and attending Fitness Classes will still be allowed for over 6 people – as long as there is NO interaction or mixing between individual groups.

Please help us to keep the Leisure Centre safe for everyone by following the guidelines. Everybody must observe the following key behaviours:

FACE – Face coverings MUST be worn when queuing for your activity and making your way through the Centre

SPACE – Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with

HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.

Thursday 24th September:


Following the Governments latest announcement, please note that with immediate effect:
  1. Face coverings MUST be worn when queueing and making your way to the pre-booked activity.
  2. You can remove your covering once you have reached your activity – please note for swimming, keep your mask on until you are called forward for you pre-swim shower.
  3. Entry to the Centre may not be permitted if you fail to wear a face covering. If you are exempt, please disclose this to the queue manager.
  4. NHS Test and Trace is now live, there are QR codes for you to scan located around the building (you only need to scan once each visit).

Please download the APP via the App Store or Android Store and do your part in supporting the NHS through this pandemic.

Thank you for your continued support of Bridport Leisure Centre.

Thursday 10th September 2020

Following the latest Government announcements regarding new rules coming in to effect from Monday 14th September, we have been asked how does this effect Bridport Leisure Centre?

We are pleased to announce that with all of the measures that we have put in place – we ARE NOT affected by the new rulings.

Sport England released a statement last night confirming:

While social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from 14 September, the government’s confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through a return to play protocols can continue, as can organise outdoor sports and physical activity events such as park run, which is due to return next month.

People can also continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools – classes within these venues can continue as they are now. People should not go to these venues socially in groups of more than six.

That’s because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and because these venues are classed as COVID-secure given the measures they’ve introduced.

For the full article, please visit: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/coronavirus/return-play

September 2020 – Fitness Suite Tour

August 2020 – Our Pool is open!


Privacy notice NHS Test and Trace


Fitness Class Timetable

You can find our latest Fitness Class timetable and class descriptions here: https://www.bridportleisure.com/activities/fitness-classes/

What Do I Need to Bring? – inline with guidance from the Government, UK Active and other leading bodies, please ensure you adhere to the following:

  • Arrive ‘activity ready’ there will be no lockers or access to the changing rooms/showers (there will be access to toilets).
  • Water Bottles – please bring a filled water bottle with you for all activities (there will be limited access to water fountains).
  • Gym Towels – under the guidance of UK Active, these will not be permitted in the Fitness Suite, any Classes or Activities. The white roll will be available where required.
  • Equipment – please ensure that you bring your own Gym Mat to Yoga/Pilates etc. we will provide Kettle Bells/Dumbbells and other non-porous equipment.
  • Footwear – appreciating that the Team will be increasing its cleaning, please help them by ensuring that you wear appropriate and clean footwear when visiting the Centre.
  • Sanitiser – whilst we will provide sanitiser, please bring your own along with you as well if you are able to.
  • Temperature Checks – in line with good practice, ALL Staff and Members will be subject to an infra-red temperature check prior to entering the building.
    If a reading of 38 Degrees Centigrade or higher is recorded, you will be asked to step out of the queue for 5 minutes when a retest will be carried out. Should this also read high, you will unfortunately not be permitted access to the Leisure Centre.

Squash Court Updates
Squash bubbles

Last update: 2 September 2020

From Tuesday 1 September squash clubs and venues in England are able to move to Phase 2 in our return to play plan, allowing players to form ‘squash bubbles’ and play full-court squash, although modifications and additional hygiene measures will be required.

Previous Customer Updates:

  1. Member Update 1 (June 2020)
  2. Member Update 2 (9th July 2020)
  3. Member Update 3 – Friday 17th July 2020
  4. Member Update 4 – Thursday 6th August 2020