Coronavirus: How Peterborough’s leisure and culture services are affected

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Leisure and culture services in Peterborough have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus.

These are how services run by Vivacity in Peterborough are currently affected:

The Key Theatre

Closed until Monday, June 8.

The Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre in Bishop's RoadThe Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre in Bishop's Road
The Regional Fitness & Swimming Centre in Bishop's Road

Shows are being rescheduled and customers contacted

Gyms and leisure

The majority of gym and leisure facilities are open but are operating a reduced fitness class timetable across all venues.

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Call 01733 864000 for specific class information and to check your class is on before travelling.

Swimming pools at the Regional Pool and Premier Fitness are open.

Jack Hunt Pool and Leisure centre is closed for public use but Swim Academy is still operating.

Members are automatically upgraded to be able to use the pool at the Regional and any other Vivacity leisure venues during this time (excluding Premier Fitness).

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All health and wellbeing classes are cancelled until further notice, as are inclusive sports and short breaks sessions.

St. George’s Hydrotherapy pool is closed until June 1.

Radiance Beauty is closed and the team will be in touch with customers to reschedule bookings.

Vivacity said: “Additional measures are being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including further enhanced cleaning of all equipment and venues.

“We are also taking steps to enable social distancing, some of which include reducing the capacity of fitness classes and turning off alternate cardio vascular equipment.

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“We are monitoring the situation carefully and will publish any updates to our service.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support.”

Museum and Heritage

Peterborough Museum is closed, as is Longthorpe Tower.

Flag Fen will delay opening until July 22.

Vivacity said: “We wish all of our customers and partners well at this difficult time and hope to welcome you back to the museum and our heritage sites soon.

“Thank you for your continued support.”

Club Viva Childcare

Vivacity said: “We are closely following UK Government and Public Health England advice and liaising with local primary schools to see how our childcare provision can help to support key workers and their families at this time. We will provide an update here as soon as we have more details, please bear with us.

“Thank you for your continued support.”

Swim Academy

Classes are operating as usual.


There is a reduced service.

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Bretton and Central Library remain open as usual although the archives service is closed and group sessions are not running.

Other library services at Hampton, Eye, Werrington, Dogsthorpe, Thorney, Stanground, Orton and Woodston are open for Open+ (self service) customers.

Mobile book bus services have been suspended until further notice.

Lost World

The children’s soft play and activity centre at Serpentine Green is closed until further notice.

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People who have a party booked in the near future will be contacted.

The latest updates from Vivacity can be found at:

* Meanwhile, Manor Farm Community Centre will be closed from Monday and a deep clean will be carried out.

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