Leisure facilities reopen (FB cover imag

Make the comeback to exercise, make the comeback to us!

Playing YOUR part, in keeping our facilities safe and hygienic


When you visit our sites from Monday 6th September, you will now have the option to wear a face covering or visor. There are also no longer any restrictions attending facilities in larger groups with people from other households.


However, to help to continue to minimise the risk of infection, we do request that you continue to:

  • pre-book some of our activities. You can do this at https://leisure.hartlepool.gov.uk/bookings or by phoning us on (01429) 523338

  • attend “game ready” where possible

  • maintain social distancing at all times

  • utilise hand-sanitiser stations and hand-washing facilities

  • clean down any activity class and gym equipment before and after use, with the materials provided

  • respect other customers and staff on-site

  • follow the guidance and signage provided

  • utilise the test and trace systems still in place at the sites using the QR codes of paper forms


We remain committed to safeguarding your health and wellbeing and hope that you will join us in continuing to also look after our team members too. So, we will:​

  • retain all existing and appropriate Covid measures including protective screens in reception areas, hand sanitiser stations, directional signage and enhanced building and equipment cleaning schedules

  • ensure that facilities are appropriately ventilated and have good air quality, through the use of Co2 monitors


Comeback to us…fully informed!

Your safety and enjoyment is the most important thing to us. So, we have pulled together some further information for you, in response to the things that may be of greatest interest to you, in planning to make your comeback!

We are implementing the NHS test and trace app within all of our facilities. We ask you to scan this every time you enters our facilities. If you aren't able to download the app, there are paper forms on site for customers to complete. To view our privacy notice about test and trace, please click here

If you have a question that isn't answered in the below lists, please contact us at leisure.recreation@hartlepool.gov.uk or on 01429 523338 or complete the contact box at the bottom of the FAQ list.

We've also created a quick video showcasing the changes we have made in our leisure centres, a video showcasing the changes we have made at Summerhill Country Park ready for that site to reopen and finally a video showcasing the changes we have made to our Learn to Swim programme. Check them out below. 

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