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Restrictions are to be lifted on Monday 19th July

The Prime Minister has confirmed that Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap will now take place on July 19th.

This means that current COVID Secure protocols will be removed from Bolton Arena next Monday in with particular regard to one-way systems, social distancing, capacity restrictions and the wearing of face coverings. In addition, all changing rooms will be back to full usage.

Capacity restrictions for bookable activities will be eased though existing booking protocols will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

The Bolton Arena app which was launched after the initial lockdown has now been downloaded over 3300 times and has facilitated 65000 bookings which would suggest very high levels of customer loyalty.

Gym Session times will change with the 30 minute cleaning periods removed, sessions will now be two hours in length, if required members can book back to back sessions without having to vacate the gym. 

The wearing of face coverings will be at the discretion of users as will social distancing ‘etiquette’ though face coverings for those who are not exempt will be strongly encouraged.

We are asking all gym and fitness class customers to re-commence bringing their membership cards to be able to access gym changing areas through the swipe system.

From Monday Arena Active card members and ‘Pay as you go’ visits are now permitted for gym and studio and sauna & steam room use.

Parents and spectators can view the tennis activities from the tennis hall gantry.

Gymnastics drop off changes to outside the gymnastics suite but all children must continue to be picked up outside via the car park, with no viewing of the programme inside the gymnastics suite.

We are looking forward to re-opening ReFresh Café on Monday. The café opening times are Monday to Friday at 10:30 - 13:30 and 16:30 - 19:30 and on Saturday 09:00 - 12:30. We intend to extend the opening times as well the menu in the coming months as we return to normal.

We would like to thank our customers both old and new for their support, compliance and good humour during these most trying of times – together, we have emerged from the pandemic with a real opportunity to help even more people within the local community to live their best lives.

To book any of the Arena’s facilities please use the Bolton Arena App, download here.

For any further information please contact 01204 488100 or email 

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