Our reopening on Wednesday 2 December


November 24th 2020

Dear Members,

GREAT NEWS! We will be REOPENING on WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER!

We hope you have been keeping safe and well.

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on the Tuesday 23 November that the 2nd nationwide lockdown in England will be ending next week, we are delighted to announce that Horizon Leisure Centres will be reopening on Wednesday 2 December.

Pre-booking of gym, swim and exercise classes and crèche sessions will be available via the Horizon App and website from Wednesday 25 November.

Key details can be found below with further information available on our updated FAQ page accessible via the link here

Membership Direct Debit Payments

The Government announcement to close leisure centres on Thursday 5 November came too late to prevent the Platinum and Swim School direct debit payments from being collected on Sunday 1 November so to compensate, we will not be taking the direct debit payments for December to ensure that nobody is disadvantaged financially. We will be recommencing the direct debits from January 2021.

Gym, Swim and Exercise Classe

Timetables for gym, swim and *exercise classes are available on the website and pre-booking of these sessions will be available via the Horizon app and website from Wednesday 25 November. (* classes may be limited if our area is placed in Tier 3 of local restrictions)

Teen gym sessions will also be making a comeback for younger persons between the ages of 10 – 15 years with the following 1-hour sessions available:

Havant – Saturdays – 1.45pm
Waterlooville – Sundays – 4.15pm

Horizon Swim School

The Horizon Swim School will resume on Wednesday 2 December. Any pre-paid lessons will be rolled forward with your pre-lockdown session days/times still standing.

Badminton

Badminton will be returning to Havant Leisure Centre on Wednesday 2 December  with pre-booking available on both the Horizon app and website from Wednesday 25 November.

Members can email info@horizonlc.com for booking login details whilst non-members can call Havant on 02392 476 026 so they can be registered and provided with a booking ID and PIN.

For further details and pricing please click here

Oceans of Play

The indoor play centre at Havant Leisure Centre (Oceans of Play) will be reopening on Wednesday 2 December.

As before, all visitors to the play centre must pre-book and pay by telephone for their play sessions. The booking line will be available from Monday 30 November – 02392 476 026.

For further details on play session times and pricing please click here

Toddler Groups

Parents of very young children will be delighted to hear that Pre-school Bounce and Adventure Play will be returning to Havant Leisure Centre from Wednesday 2 December.

Both Pre-school Bounce and Adventure Play need to be pre-booked and paid for in advance by calling 02392 476 026. The telephone will be manned from Monday 30 November.

For further details on new session times and pricing please click here

There has been growing public desire for gyms and leisure centres to be reclassified as “essential services” meaning they would stay open in the event of any future lockdown. This is in recognition of the “essential” role that keeping fit and healthy has on building resilience to illnesses and that gyms and leisure centres in following strict protocols are as safe and secure as they can be during this time.

One recent parliamentary petition (for which we are grateful some of you participated in) to reclassify gyms and sports as ‘essential services’ gained some 614,000 votes and led to the parliamentary debate held yesterday Tuesday 23 November. To the relief of so many people, the Government confirmed yesterday that gyms and leisure centres will be allowed to reopen under all 3 Tiers of the new Covid-19 winter restrictions from Wednesday 2 December.

There is less certainty regards group exercise in Tier 3 of local restrictions and our sector will continue to lobby the Government so we remain hopeful that common sense will prevail.

In the meantime, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back from Wednesday 2 December where we have the facilities, the staff and the protocols in place to keep you safe and make everyone’s lives better!

Howard Broad
Chief Executive
Horizon Leisure Centres