Update from Chair

Dear All Members,

We have been informed that following discussions with Sunderland City Council, Everyone Active will be taking a phased approach to the reopening of leisure centres in Sunderland to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all customers returning under the new social distance guidance. However it has been decided that Sunderland Leisure Centres (pool provision) will not reopen initially.

The first agreed phase is the reopening of gyms, the second agreed phase will include pool provision however it is looking likely that this will not mean all pools in Sunderland will open all at once, they are more likely to reopen certain cites as part of a phased increase in pool provision moving forward.

I understand some families may feel satisfied with this update as we are now in the summer holiday period and are happy to continue as we are over the summer, I also understand that there will be others who just want to be back in the water asap and will not be happy with this update – I wanted assure you all that the Local Authority and Everyone Active are making these decisions for the safety of their staff and of all their customers which I am sure everyone appreciates, therefore once I have been updated around the dates for pool reopening’s and what that phased reopening will look like I will communicate that to you all then.

Please note that I do not have the capacity to respond to individual emails around the reopening of pools therefore the only communications will be via the club website where every member will receive the same update.

Kindest Regards