Leisure centres will prepare for reopening around Harrow as they were given the ‘green light’ to reopen.

Harrow Leisure Centre, managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Harrow Council, will reopen its doors this Wednesday on July 29.

The news comes after gyms and leisure centres could start reopening their days last Saturday (July 25), after a long four months of lockdown.

But the swimming pool facilities at the centre will reopen slightly later on August 3.

Hatch End Swimming Pool will remain closed for the time being due to the size of the facility and difficulty in enforcing social distancing and safety.

Bannister Outdoor Sports Centre, will be reopening in September and all customers will be communicated to directly regarding the details for reopening.

John Sewell, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We’re very much looking forward to reopening the centres and welcoming back the local community. After being closed for nearly four months, this latest announcement from Government is the news the leisure industry has been eagerly awaiting. Giving people the opportunity to resume activity and exercise in their leisure centre will go a long way to maintaining the good health of local communities.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the support we have received from customers during these unprecedented times, and we’re so grateful. Like many other industries, leisure has been greatly affected by the lockdown.

“Ensuring our colleagues and customers remain safe is our number one priority and we have carefully considered the strict measurements to ensure we adhere to the guidance. We will be contacting all customers directly over the coming days regarding the centres reopening. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and thanking them for their patience.”

All leisure centres will ensure social distancing is managed while regular cleaning is maintained.

General new measures include cleaning stations for customers to use, requiring most activities to be booked before visiting and introducing a one way system where possible.