AURA Leisure - which runs most leisure centres in Flintshire – will begin a phased re-opening of its facilities from Monday.

Following the latest change to coronavirus regulations in Wales, from August 10 swimming pools, indoor fitness studios, gyms, spas and indoor leisure centres will be able to reopen.

And Aura says the Jade Jones Pavilion in Flint and Mold Leisure Centre will reopen their doors on Monday (August 10) for the first time since March for gym and fitness class customers initially.

This will be followed by Buckley (August 17).

The swimming pools at Jade Jones Pavilion Flint and Mold Leisure Centre will open from August 17 - but only for lane and club swimming, with children’s swimming lessons resuming in September.

The gym at Flint has now been extended into the indoor flat green bowling rink, half of it will be used to accommodate fitness equipment and the other half will be utilised for fitness classes.

Mold’s gym has been extended into the two first floor studios, with gyms and classes in Mold and Flint taking advance bookings only.

Buckley Leisure Centre will open from August 17 but only the swimming pool – lane and club only. Outdoor grass pitches and tennis courts will also be accessible.

Children’s swimming lessons will resume at Buckley in September.

Deeside Leisure Centre - transformed into a field hospital amid the Covid-19 pandemic - will remain as such until further notice, and Aura says it's "unlikely" that Deeside Leisure centre will be returned to before early 2021.

Deeside gym members are being encouraged to access the fitness suites at Flint and Mold.

Outdoor sports facilities have been permitted by Welsh Government to re-open from July 13, and Aura’s 3G pitch at Flint High School will reopen for Aura-led coaching sessions only from August 10.

The artificial pitch at Mold Leisure Centre and the 3G pitch at Flint High School will reopen from August 17 for national governing body affiliated clubs.

Aura said it will enable the reintroduction of outdoor organised recreational team sports once further restrictions are eased.

The artificial turf pitch at Buckley Leisure Centre is due to be replaced from August 17 with work anticipated to be completed by the end of September until then it wont reopen.

The outdoor grass pitches and tennis courts at Mold will be accessible from August 17.

A number of changes at the leisure centres will be in place. These include:

• Capacity limits in the gym controlled by a timed booking system

• Reduced fitness class sizes

• Spaced out equipment

• Temporary floor markings

• Changing rooms will be unavailable with customers encouraged to shower and change at home (toilets will be available)

• Bring your own water bottle as the drinking fountains will be unavailable

• Arrive ‘light’ as there will not be anywhere to store bags or keys.