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Nominations for COVID heroes are now in and the final selection process for each category’s winner is being made.
See the link below for a list of nominations. Geoff Ross was Bigbury’s Star Volunteer nominee.
1 December 2020
Fusion Lifestyle, West Devon Borough Council and South Hams District Council are pleased to announce that leisure facilities at Meadowlands Leisure Centre, Parklands Leisure Centre, Ivybridge Leisure Centre, Dartmouth Leisure Centre, Quayside Leisure Centre*, Totnes Leisure Centre and Dartmouth Indoor Pool will open again on Wednesday 2 December.
The area is under Tier 2 restrictions and the centres will be operating under new government guidelines. The gyms and swimming pools at the centres will be open and will also be offering group exercise, outdoor and indoor sports. All junior activities for under 18’s, and activities for those with disabilities are unaffected.
The centres will continue to operate in line with government safety guidelines and those planning to visit will be required to book and pay online, minimising contact required at the centre and allowing for the track and trace process to be implemented. Gym users will be asked to arrive ready to work out, and swimmers with their costumes under their clothes, ready to go. These measures, combined with meticulous cleaning routines, are designed to keep customers safe and offer complete confidence to use the facilities and classes when they return to the centre.
The importance of exercise was emphasised by Prof Whitty at ukactive’s Nation Summit this year, saying “As we come out of the COVID crisis, it’s very important we try to get people who’ve got out of the habit of regular exercise back into a situation where they’re doing so, and encourage others who’ve taken up exercise in a way they previously hadn’t to continue to do so.”
Speaking about the importance of being physically active at all ages, he added: “It is central to a happy and healthy old age that people continue to exercise. It is also extremely important to provide opportunities for those with mental or physical disabilities to be physically active”.
Anthony Cawley, Director of Operations at Fusion said, “We can’t wait to welcome the community back from 2nd December to enjoy keeping fit and healthy. Keeping active has never been more important and we are ready to open our doors. We will continue to offer our Fusion at Home service for those unable to get to a centre to everyone can continue to enjoy their regular fitness fixes.”