The Marsh Academy

Reopening Plans

Like the rest of the country, we’ve been following the news and eagerly anticipating the day when we can open our doors to you once again. The last year has been challenging for everybody, in so many ways, and we would like to express our thanks for your continuing messages of support and encouragement. Hopefully the worst is behind us now and, together, we can look forward to better things in the months ahead.

We will be following the Government’s roadmap and opening things up as soon as we are allowed. The first step is the reopening of our gyms on April 12th. As with Tier 3 restrictions, back in December, we are unfortunately unable to offer indoor group exercise classes or any indoor sports until the next phase of reopening, scheduled for May 17th.

To keep the operation of the facility viable during the first phase of reopening, we need to again make some changes to our opening hours, similar to those in December. The changes to normal operational hours have been designed to coincide with our quietest times and hopefully will minimise any inconvenience. Our temporary hours are as follows:


Monday – Friday:        06.30 – 12.30 

                                           16.00 – 21.00


Saturday:                     09.00 – 16.00

Sunday:                        09.00 – 14.00


From the 1st of May we plan to bring you regular outdoor exercise classes. We aim to hold two evening classes each night (Monday-Thursday) and one morning class every day during the week. Obviously, we’ll need to keep an eye on the weather and we’re making arrangements for evening-access to a marquee if needed! These classes are now available for booking.

Hopefully we should be fully operational again from May 17th, with full opening hours and a much wider range of classes, courses and activities.



All memberships will be automatically reinstated from the 1st of May.

There will be no charges for any of our existing members from April 12th until April 30th. We lost a few days at the end of December, when we last had to close, but we hope that you will enjoy the opportunity to kick-start your exercise habits during this extended period in April.

  • Members that have paid in full will automatically be credited with any lost time due from January to May.
  • For those who pay monthly, your Direct Debit will be automatically reinstated and collected again, as usual, on the first working day in May.


The last year has highlighted how important both exercise and social contact are to our health and wellbeing. We think that the leisure centre offers opportunities for both in abundance and we hope that you are able to support us in building-back over the weeks and months ahead, to secure the future of this valuable community resource for many years to come. We can’t wait to welcome everybody back and get things looking normal again for you as soon as we can. In the meantime, a quick summary of our reopening timeline, subject to Government confirmation:


April 12th          Leisure centre opens (gym and outdoor organised sport only)

May 1st                  Memberships resume

                        Outdoor group-exercise classes


May 17th           Indoor group-exercise classes.

              Indoor sport


See you all very soon!

Kindest regards from all the staff.