Cllr Brown chats to Stuart and Dawn about the new safety measures put in place in the reception area

Five weeks ago the Government announced that our leisure centres could reopen their doors after months of closure and staff adapting to working differently to keep our members fit and health throughout this pandemic, today we see us reach a milestone of 10,000 visits since reopening.

Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre began a phased reopening on Saturday 25 July 2020 after extensive measures were taken to maximise safety.

The water was tested, the building deep-cleaned, ventilation maximised and new COVID-aware signage installed throughout so residents can be confident about returning safely.

As part of the changes, visitors and members are not be able to do walk-ins. All sessions must be pre-book online at or in person in the centre.

The £8K external funding received for developing the online studio will put us in the forefront of online classes within the county.

Sanitiser stations have been put in place around the centre and staff continue to follow a strict cleaning regime between sessions. They have had many positive comments from users about how safe they feel while using the centre.

“When the Government announced the re-opening last month it was brilliant news for the many residents who I’m sure missed being able to keep as active as normal during the lockdown,” said Cllr David Brown, portfolio holder for leisure services.

“Our team worked endlessly to maximise safety for visitors and were delighted to welcome them all back.”

Cllr Brown chats to gym member Ann Rowland on how she is feeling when visiting the gym

Ann Rowland, gym member, said: “I am really happy to be back at the gym after its Covid-closure. I feel safe coming back knowing that there are safety measures in place for everyone visiting. I trust that the staff have put all the measures in place that the Government have issued and that when I am visiting I am as safe as I possibly can be when leaving my home.

“When moving from one machine to the next I sanitise the equipment and my hands before and after use and after each session the staff have a cleaning regime they follow too”.

Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex is one of only a few indoor pools that have opened in the county and is welcoming swimming clubs and public from as far afield as Lincoln and Market Deeping.

The following bookable activities are available:

  • Hourly gym sessions
  • Limited classes
  • General swim
  • Adult only lane swimming
  • Swimming lessons
  • Aqua-fit

Sessions not running yet due to COVID-19 restrictions are:

  • Kids gym
  • Sauna, Steam and Spa
  • FloatFit
  • Birthday parties
  • One to one lessons
  • Rookie lifeguard
  • Survive and Save

On-going discussions are being taken with schools regarding swimming lessons but it is unlikely they will be resuming until a relaxation in the COVID-19 restrictions.

An empty pool between sessions whilst the cleaning resumes in the changing rooms and reception areas