Beau Sejour in Guernsey will reopen on 4th June, and will be the first community public leisure centre to do so in the British Isles.

It comes as Guernsey continues to report no active cases of coronavirus in the island.

The centre will operate on reduced opening hours from 7am until 7pm.

The team at Beau Sejour has been working on ensuring its activities andfacilities comply with the phase four guidelines.

The lifeguard team is now trained in the new Covid-19 standards as outlined by the Royal Life Saving Society.

We’ve had to adapt quite a lot of our activities to comply with the social distancing guidelines, and limit numbers for quite a lot of activities. This has meant the introduction of a booking system for all of our activities – even those for which customers can usually just turn up and take part – such as swimming. We understand there are some significant changes and usage as a result will be limited, but we’re hoping the community understands that these measures have been introduced to keep the community, and our staff team as safe as possible in this Phase of exit out of Lockdown.

Sam Herridge, Head of Recreation Services

What will be different?

  • A welcome desk on first entrance to the building

  • Public swimming will be lane swimming only

  • A maximum of 30 users in the leisure centre at once

  • Bookable in hour slots

The centre is asking swimmers to come 'beach ready' as access to theswimming pool will be via the cafe. There will be stations for people to leave belongings by the poolside.

Showering and changing rooms will be permitted in the changing village at the end of each booked hour slot.

The small pool

The small pool will be split into two lanes, these slots will be available to be booked by those who were part of the same extended household bubble in phase three.

The Body Zone

The Body Zone gym will be bookable for hourly slots, with a maximum of 10 users. Fitness classes will resume on Saturday 6 June, and will take place in the David Ferguson Hall.

Café

The café will be operating a take-away service only.

Activities including birthday parties, Kiddy Kapers gym sessions and contact sports are still not able to take place.

Although games of squash can’t be played, customers can book courts for individual practice – or for 1-1 coaching, where the coach isn’t playing and maintains social distancing at all times.

Ms Herridge