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Leisure centres updated information - 19 July 2021

Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of restrictions, we are pleased to be able to offer a more comprehensive programme at our centres but we will continue to take a cautious approach on how we operate.

Details regarding activities, times and other useful information are now available.

Please be advised that, due to the on-going Covid situation, we are experiencing staffing shortages. Therefore, sessions may be cancelled or restricted at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Dudley Council
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Leisure centres update - Easing of Covid-19 restrictions

Important Customer Notice

Please be advised that, due to the on-going Covid situation, we are experiencing staffing shortages. Therefore, sessions may be cancelled or restricted at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Overview

Following the latest announcement from the Government confirming that restrictions are easing, the following information highlights safety protocols and how we plan to operate going forward. 

Although many rules have been removed, a few basic safety measures remain in place.

We are delighted to be able to increase provisions and access, and finally return to some normality; however we equally want to take a sensible approach to resuming services and ensure that our staff and customers continue to feel safe when visiting us and have an enjoyable experience.

Covid-19 symptoms

Please do not enter the facility if you or someone you live with has:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

 Basic safety measures to remain in place

  • The government expects and recommends that people wear coverings in crowded areas, however the wearing of masks will be down to individual choice
  • Strict cleaning regimes will remain in place
  • Protective screens will be retained at main reception and key contact points such as in the gyms
  • Sanitisation stations will be available
  • It is recommended that customers scan the ‘Test and trace’ QR code when entering the facilities
  • Windows and doors will remain open in rooms (where possible) to increase ventilation
  • Kiosks/unity pods in the Lifestyles gyms will remain out of use until further notice
  • Customers should continue to bring their own exercise mats for classes.

Key changes relating to specific facility areas

  • Customers will be able to participate in more than one activity per day.
  • One-way systems and social distancing will be removed
  • Swimmers are no longer required to arrive ‘swim-ready’
  • Changing rooms at Dudley Leisure Centre will return to separate male and female changing rooms
  • Changing rooms, shower and toilet facilities will re-open at the Dell Stadium
  • Lockers are available at Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres and gym lockers at Crystal Leisure Centre. Lockers for pool use will be available at Crystal next month when the pool re-opens
  • Dry-side changing rooms and shower facilities are available at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Spectating will resume at all facilities
  • Normal capacities will resume within all facility areas wherever possible
  • All gym equipment will be reinstated
  • Water coolers will be back in use at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres
  • Badminton, squash and table-tennis will have all booking restrictions removed. The online booking system will resume.
  • The Dell Stadium's football pitches will be available to all teams/clubs and casual bookings.
  • The running track at the Dell Stadium can be accessed as an individual or in a group/ team/ club. Limits regarding people attending in a group have been removed.
  • Equipment e.g. badminton/squash racket and footballs can be hired at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres.

Booking facilities

  • Pre-booking is no longer necessary for all activities; with the exception of the Lifestyles gym at Halesowen Leisure Centre and the Soft Play Suite at Crystal Leisure Centre.
  • A pre-booking facility is available for the early morning lane swimming sessions at Dudley Leisure Centre and various pool sessions at Halesowen Leisure Centre. Pre-booking will also be available for the early morning lane swimming sessions at Crystal, when the pool re-opens next month.

Clubs/regular bookings

Clubs and regular bookings can return to normal. This includes indoor team sports such as 5-a-side football.

Online booking

The online booking facility is open. Please note, an online booking facility is not available at The Dell Stadium or Coseley Sports Centre.

New developments

New and exciting developments are planned for Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres

Free swimming

Free swimming is available during the school holidays for Dudley borough residents aged 16 and under. The scheme will re-commence on Thursday 22 July 2021 at Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres and at Crystal Leisure Centre at a later date - this is due to refurbishment work. Registration is required. Visit www.freeswimindudley.co.uk for more information.

Family fun disability sessions - summer holidays

Our Family fun disability sessions offer the chance to enjoy swimming in a supportive and friendly environment. The sessions are for people with disabilities or special educational needs and their families.

Further details are available including Frequently Asked Questions about the Free Swimming scheme

Saturday fun disability session - summer holidays

Our Saturday fun disability session offers the chance to enjoy swimming in a supportive and friendly environment. The sessions are suitable for adults and children with disabilities and their families.

Further details are available including Frequently Asked Questions about the Free Swimming scheme

Intensive swimming courses - summer holidays

Dudley and Halesowen leisure Centres will be running two, one week intensive swimming courses for juniors over the summer holidays this year. Further details are available below:

Dudley Leisure Centre
Halesowen Leisure Centre

Online bookings

Booking is easy using our online leisure bookings portal.  Sign in with your membership number to book facilities and more!

Opening times

Opening and closing hours remain the same. Please be aware that some activities are not available at certain centres due to refurbishment/development work.

What activities are available?

  • Swimming at Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres
  • Swimming lessons at Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres
  • Lifestyles gyms at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres
  • Gym inductions can be booked by contacting the centres on 01384 812800
  • Soft Play Suite at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Fitness classes at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres
  • Aquafit at Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres
  • Badminton at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres
  • Daytime programme (advanced badminton session) at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Squash at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres
  • Table-tennis at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Cafe Crystal at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Football and athletics track (the Dell Stadium)
  • Football at Coseley Sports Centre
  • All clubs can return

Closed for now

  • Leisure pool at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • 25m pool at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Learner pool at Halesowen Leisure Centre
  • Aquanatal sessions
  • Wet-side changing rooms at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Disabled hoist at Halesowen Leisure Centre
  • Shower facilities are closed at Coseley Sports Centre

Swimming pool opening hours

The main pool and the learner pool at Dudley Leisure Centre are open. The main pool is open at Halesowen Leisure Centre, however the learner pool is closed. The Leisure Pool and 25m pool at Crystal Leisure Centre remains closed due to refurbishment work.

Fitness class timetables

Fitness classes are available at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres. Please note that classes at Halesowen Leisure Centre have very limited spaces due to refurbishment work. 

Crystal Leisure Centre
Dudley Leisure Centre
Halesowen Leisure Centre 

Lifestyles gyms

Soft Play Suite at Crystal Leisure Centre

Badminton, squash and table-tennis

The Dell Stadium

Covid-19 Secure Notices

Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessments

  • Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen Leisure Centre: 01384 812800

    The Dell Stadium: 01384 812942

  • Crystal Leisure Centre: 01384 812912

    Dudley Leisure Centre: 01384 812819

    Halesowen Leisure Centre: 01384 812934

  • sport@dudley.gov.uk

     

  • Crystal Leisure Centre Bell Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1AE

    Dudley Leisure Centre Wellington Road, Dudley, DY1 1UH

    Halesowen Leisure Centre Great Cornbow, Halesowen, B63 3AF

    The Dell Stadium Bryce Road, Pensnett, Brierley Hill, DY5 4NE