Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We've taken the decision to close all of our leisure centres, swimming pools, community centres, Turkish Baths, our two museums, the Mercer art gallery and tourist information centres.

This is with effect from end of business tonight (Friday 20 March) and these buildings will remain closed until further notice. The decision is in line with updated government guidance and reflects the need for us to do what we can to encourage greater social isolation in light of the spread of the coronavirus. If you are affected by these closures, there is no need for you to get in touch. If you are a member of our venues, having swimming or diving lessons or other regular activities, your membership will be suspended and you will not be charged for April or May. If you have existing bookings, you'll be contacted over the coming days.

  • sessions run on Wednesday evenings
  • lessons are 30-minutes long and need to be booked in six-week blocks
  • you must be confident in deep water and be able to swim 50m
  • your carer or relative welcome to join the session

For more information, or to book, please contact the Hydro at, by calling 01423 556768 or you can contact us online.

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Page last updated 23/03/2020