how to access Flash Leisure Centre under the 'new normal'

Find out more about Flash Leisure Centre post lockdown!

May 1 2021

We're super excited to be opening on 5th May and getting you back to exercise at your favourite Leisure Centre.

We've been working hard to make sure the safety of our customers and staff is our number one focus. We will be following our 'COVID-safety-matters' guidelines and maintaining social distancing within the centre and having a robust and thorough cleaning regime in place to ensure all our customers have the best environment to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.

revised centre opening hours

Monday  6.15am - 9.30pm
Tuesday  6.15am - 9.30pm
Wednesday  6.15am - 9.30pm
Thursday  6.15am - 9.30pm
Friday   6.15am - 9.30pm
Saturday  8.30am - 3.30pm
Sunday  8.30am - 3.30pm

general changes

There will be clear signage showing the routes you are required to take around the centre and areas that are out of use. If in any doubt, please keep to the right hand side in corridors and on stairs at all times.

Changing rooms and showers will be available for after exercise classes. For those using our swimming pools, please shower before entering the swimming pool.  Customers are asked to come prepared i.e. beach ready, with swim wear worn under clothing to minimise your time spent in changing rooms, and to towel dry and shower at home, following your swim, to ensure staff can clean following the session.

Water fountains will be available to refill water bottles only.

Our staff will be on hand as always but please remember to respect the social distancing rule when requesting assistance from our team members


Fitness sessions at the centre MUST be booked in advance during peak times.

Which are 06:15 - 08:00, 17:00 - 19:00 & 19:30 - 21:30, you do not need to book your session between 08:00 - 17:00.

The gym will have limited numbers in there to give you confidence and space to enjoy your session.



All fitness classes MUST be booked in advance.  Please book your session online here 

Ideally customers should bring their own mats for classes. If using our centre mats please ensure these are fully sanitised after use. 

Our classes will mainly take place in the Sports Hall. Pilates and stetch classes will take place in the bowls hall.  We have reduced maximum customer numbers per class to suit the room.

Our revised group exercise timetable can be seen here

  • All class equipment will be thoroughly cleaned between sessions.
  • Extra time will be allowed in between classes for cleaning.
  • Class start times will be staggered to avoid congestion at reception and outside the studios.


  • We are encouraging customers to come 'beach ready' to reduce the time in the changing rooms area, as we have reduced the capacity to 5 in each changing room. 2 family changing rooms will be available to use also. We have also removed lockers for more a focused cleaning regime.
  • We have now opened up our pool to public sessions, family swims and watermania
  • Public sessions are non bookable.  All other sessions you must bookin advance.
  • We have reduced capacity in the sessions to enable for social distancing, please be respectful of everyones distance.
  • We also ask that people reduce time in the changing areas where possible and towel dry and change, and shower at home.

family bubble pool hire

We have 2 areas for families to hire for an enjoyable swim.

Beach area - this is suitable for children aged 8 years and under and for a maximum of 8 per family session. 

Shallow end - this is suitable for children aged 12 years and under and for a maximum of 8 per family session.

please find our times listed here




We have implemented and enhanced our cleaning regime throughout the centre.  All areas will be cleaned regularly.  It is essential that members clean down each machine after use – equipment may not be shared unless it has been cleaned down between uses.

Hygiene stations are available in all high-touch areas offering hand sanitiser and medical-grade disinfectant and sanitising wipes.

Personal gym towels are permitted but please use wipes and paper towels provided when cleaning down equipment and dispose of them after each use.

what we need from you

  • Please DO NOT come to the centre if you are feeling unwell.
  • Please take responsibility for social distancing measures by adhering to the floor markings and posters and avoid congregating with others before and after classes/sessions.
  • Please don’t arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your booking.
  • Please ensure you wipe down all equipment before and after use using the sanitisation wipes or spray provided.
  • Please leave all valuables at home and only bring your essentials.
  • Please ensure you check in at reception before entry.
  • Please be kind.  Respect others and respect our staff who are working hard to ensure all the rules and regulations are followed that will allow us to remain open.
  • Wearing of masks around the building is mandatory unless you have a medical reason, until you get to your activity
  • We would ask members NOT to wear disposable gloves whilst in the facility but to sanitise your hands before/after using each piece of equipment.

We look forward to seeing you back at The Flash Leisure Centre very soon.