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Changes at East Riding Leisure

from Monday, 19 July

Following the government’s announcement regarding the removal of current COVID-19 restrictions from 19 July, East Riding Leisure have announced changes to the way customers will access their services.

These are the main changes:

· Capacity at East Riding Leisure Centres will increase, due to the lifting of social distancing rules.

· Customers will no longer be required to book gym or swimming sessions (except at East Riding Leisure Bridlington, which has always been for pre-bookings only).

· Gym and swimming sessions will no longer be restricted to one hour.

· Changing rooms and showers will reopen.

· Saunas and steam rooms will reopen (except at East Riding Leisure Bridlington and Hornsea, where the reopening will be on 26 July, which includes the jacuzzi at Bridlington).

· Classes will continue to be bookable four days in advance for members, and three for non-members.

· Sports Hall bookings will be bookable eight days in advance for members, and seven for non-members, and customers will be able to play with people outside their family/bubble if they wish to do so.

When using the facilities, East Riding Leisure asks all customers and visitors to follow the basic guidance below:

· Please do not attend the centre if you feel unwell for any reason.

· Customers do not have to wear a face covering in communal areas but if they wish to do so they will be supported in this.

· Please make use of the hand sanitiser available around the centre. · If you are bringing equipment or personal items into the centre, please make sure they are clean.

· Please clean down any equipment after use.

· Please use the NHS Track and Trace app QR code located at reception to scan in if you wish to do so.

Councillor Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, said: “We are very pleased to be able to make these changes from next Monday. However, we are aware that some customers and staff may feel anxious about these restrictions suddenly being removed, and we encourage those customers and staff to continue wearing face coverings at our venues if they wish to.

“We will also have a check-in QR code for those who wish to scan it when they arrive at our sites.

“We ask all customers to please respect personal choice, and be aware of those around them sharing facilities.

“We will not tolerate any abuse of other customers or staff.

“I would like to thank all our customers in advance for their cooperation.


More facilities will be available from

the council’s Coastal Services team from 19 July

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Coastal Services team are pleased to announce further improvements to the services they can offer from Monday, 19 July, in line with the government’s latest announcement about the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

From that date, deckchairs will be available to hire again for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

There will also be increased capacity on the land trains in Bridlington, and beach wheelchairs will also be available to hire again.

Kirsty Salisbury, general manager, coastal, said: “I am very pleased that we are able to offer these facilities once again, and we are looking forward to a very busy summer season.”

From 19 July, customers at all Coastal Services facilities do not have to wear a face covering in communal areas or confined spaces, but if they wish to do so they will be supported in this decision.

Visitors are advised to please make use of the hand sanitiser available, respect other people’s personal space, and use the NHS Track and Trace app QR code located at entry points to scan in if they wish t


Get outdoors this summer!

Get outdoors and have fun this summer, from discovering your beautiful local nature reserves, to exploring the breath-taking Yorkshire Wolds.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has come up with these ideas to help you make the most of the county’s great outdoors:

Local nature reserves, rail trails and picnic areas - Free

These are great places for all countryside explorers, ideal for relaxing with family and friends or as a starting point for a bigger adventure. Discover 11 local nature reserves, four rail trails, four rural picnic areas as well as open access land and other green space too. Find your nearest and get information about facilities, downloadable trails, reserve guides & maps at: eastridingcoastandcountryside.co.uk

Countryside events

Enjoy an outdoor event with the countryside access team this summer. Go pond dipping, bug hunting and butterfly watching on a Kids Go Wild event. This year more self-guided trails and art activities will allow families to spend time together while keeping a safe distance from others. Join Rusticus performers at their Magical Kingdom at the Humber Bridge Country Park in August. Each Kids Go Wild event costs £2.50 for children, with accompanying adults free. Event details and booking info at: eastridingcoastandcountryside.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Walking the Riding - Free

Do you want a quieter outdoor experience? Take a stroll from your doorstep or wander the Yorkshire Wolds further afield. Visit the Walking the Riding web page for one of the tried and tested routes (300+), or use the interactive map to plan your own. Download a map and route description at walkingtheriding.co.uk

Explore the Yorkshire Wolds Way - Free

Fancy a stroll along the Yorkshire Wolds Way? Why not try it this year with the top 10 fantastic days out: www.top10trails.com

Treasure Trails - From £9.99

Treasure Trails are a brilliant way to explore and learn more about the place you live. There are trails around the Humber Bridge Country Park and Danes Dyke. Or try the trails at Flamborough, Bridlington, Driffield, Hornsea, Pocklington, Market Weighton, Warter, Beverley, Brough, Elloughton, Howden, Stamford Bridge and Holme on Spalding Moor. Visit www.treasuretrails.co.uk/ for more information and to find trails near you.

Geocaching - Free

Geocaching is a free, fun way to explore new places or to take a different look at places you already know. It’s a bit like a high-tech treasure hunt that anyone can join. Looking for geocaches takes you on a journey of discovery, often to places you didn’t know existed. All you need is a smart phone or a handheld GPS device. There are caches all over the world. How many can you find in the Yorkshire Wolds? To find out more and have a go, just get the free app: geocaching.com/play/mobile

What Was Here?  Free

Download the free What Was Here? app and discover the past of the East Yorkshire region with historical photos and maps. Use the base map to find historical photos that were taken near your location and compare the past with the present using your phone or tablet. Visit whatwashere.org/ for more information.

School’s Out

Parents and carers looking for fun and active ways of keeping their children entertained during the summer holidays should look no further than the Active East Riding #SchoolsOut website. This year's School's Out programme can be found online at www.activeeastriding.co.uk. Click on #SchoolsOut to find a whole host of exciting and entertaining activities for children of all ages and abilities.

Bev Hylton, senior countryside access officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This summer is the perfect time to explore these local nature reserves, rail trails and the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Grab a picnic and have a wonderful time outdoors. It doesn't have to cost the earth!”

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