Since March, the grounds at the Oval Leisure Centre have been used by the NHS as a testing centre.
The testing facility is earmarked for closure next week. This means that Wirral Council can begin to get the running track ready to welcome people back towards the end of November. Works are projected to take a few weeks but this will allow time to put COVID-19 safety measures in place and also for essential track maintenance.
The main Oval building will continue to be used to support the COVID-19 response for the foreseeable future. It is therefore not possible to confirm dates for the reopening of the indoor facilities yet.
Leader of the Council, Janette Williamson said: “I’m really pleased that we are now in a position to begin to re-open our leisure centres, for the health and wellbeing of our residents. Although we cannot reopen all of our facilities just yet as we would like to, we are now able to provide a wide variety of activities again to suit all needs. All I ask is users follow the safety guidance on the Wirral Leisure website so everyone in Wirral can continue to enjoy our fantastic facilities. Our leisure staff cannot wait to welcome you back!”
There is a FAQ page for all Wirral Council operated sports and leisure facilities here which provides detailed information regarding the status of facilities around Wirral.
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