WREXHAM'S leisure centres are set to reopen on a phased basis.

Following the recent announcement by the Welsh Government, leisure centres across Wrexham are preparing to open their doors on Monday (August 17), followed by a second phase of reopening which will see the remaining facilities across the region open to the public in September.

Freedom Leisure, which operates the centres on behalf of Wrexham Council, has introduced a number of safety measures in line with Government guidance to help customers return to activities in a safe and clean environment.

All activities, including use of the gym, swimming pool and fitness classes, will need to be pre-booked as the number of people permitted in each facility will be limited for safety and NHS Test and Trace purposes.

The sites opening on Monday include; Wrexham Waterworld, Chirk Leisure & Activity Centre, Gwyn Evans Leisure & Activity Centre (Gwersyllt) and Queensway Stadium

Also opening on Monday is Plas Madoc Leisure Centre - which isn't operated by Freedom Leisure.

Access will be available to the gym, fitness classes, swimming pools, outdoor pitches and athletics track at these facilities from Monday.

In September, the leisure centres located at the secondary schools of Darland, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Ysgol Rhiwabon, Ysgol Clywedog and Rhosnesni will also re-open.

Cllr John Pritchard, lead member for youth services and anti-poverty, said: “We welcome the news that these facilities will be reopening to the public safely very soon as know that many residents have missed all the activities on offer. Please remember that you will have to pre-book before you go to make sure that staff and visitors stay safe.”

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, managing director at Freedom Leisure, added: “Freedom Leisure is delighted to be reopening Wrexham Waterworld, Chirk Leisure & Activity Centre, Queensway Stadium and Gwyn Evans Leisure & Activity Centre on Monday, 17 August.

"Our teams are working hard to make sure the centres are ready and waiting to welcome back the local community, and we look forward to seeing everyone very soon.”

All activities will be pre-bookable by contacting your local Freedom Leisure centre directly.