Wiltshire Council have just announced that the Marlborough Leisure Centre and Library will be reopening next week – on Monday 12 April. Also, as part of reaching ‘Step 2’ out of lockdown, most retail can also reopen, as can coffee shops and pubs – albeit for external consumption only at this stage.
The Library will be reopening for ‘browsing’ on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details of times visit the Wiltshire Council page for Marlborough Library.
Along with the other nine Council managed Leisure Centres across the County the Marlborough Centre will reopen on Monday with gym, swimming and some racket sport court hire where available. Indoor group exercise classes are not permitted to resume until 17 May at the earliest.
The health and safety of visitors and the centre staff will remain a priority. The measures introduced after reopening in August 2020 will still be in place, including social distancing and increased hygiene measures. Customers must also continue to book online in advance, to help manage the number of people at each centre at any given time. Online booking for council-run centres is now available for members and will be available for non-members from 10 April.
Details of what will be available and at what times the centre will be open can be seen on the Wiltshire Council Leisure Services update section of the ‘Covid-19 Reopening‘ page.
We expect that many retailers will reopen on Monday next week but as yet we are aware that the White Horse Bookshop is intending to definitely open. We will do an update when we have further news of what will/won’t be open next week, but we do believe that in line with the ‘Step 2’ out of lockdown coffee shops and pubs can reopen for external trade only. Let’s hope that it still isn’t snowing as it was earlier today.