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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update

As a matter of public health Hambleton District Council Council has taken the decision to close all the council-operated leisure centres to the public. These closures include Bedale LC, Northallerton LC, Stokesley LC and Thirsk & Sowerby LC, as well as the artificial turf pitch at Thirsk School. The facilities will be closed from first thing Thursday morning (19 March 2020). These closures will remain in place throughout March and for the foreseeable future. The council will then give full consideration to government guidance with regards to when it will be appropriate for us to reopen but clearly the health and safety of all our customers, visitors and employees has to come first.

We appreciate that our customers will have questions for us that, at present, we do not have answers for; we would therefore politely request some time to consider these matters. We will then provide a list of FAQ’s to help address your queries. We will also make sure that none of our customers are financially disadvantaged by our leisure centre closures. This will include suspending Direct Debit membership payments and ensuring customers are not ‘out of pocket’ as a result of our actions. We ask you not to cancel your Direct Debit as this will prevent future access when we re-open; we will take care of this.

We are working on our online content to ensure that we can keep you up to date as things progress, however please keep visiting this page for further information and updates.

Thank you for now – we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions 

A number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available below, providing more information for those with a current Zest membership and answering general queries:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

 Staying Active

Closure of our sites and freezing your membership does not mean that you have to freeze your fitness goals - you can access free health and fitness advice and tips on staying active below to help keep you fit and healthy during this time:

Information and Support

This is an evolving situation and our customers are encouraged to regularly check the following websites for the latest guidance and updates on how you can take action to protect yourself and others:

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