SWIMMING and gym facilities at Keighley Leisure Centre are reopening on Wednesday (December 2).

But all sessions have to be booked in advance online. Bookings can be made from 2pm tomorrow, November 30.

Timetables for the facilities will be available on the Bradford Council webpage, at bradford.gov.uk/sport-and-activities/sports-centres-and-pools/the-leisure-centre-keighley.

Group exercise classes and indoor sports will not be on offer due to the Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, the council’s portfolio holder for healthy people and places, said: “We have prioritised reopening our gyms and pools as soon as possible because it is important for people in the district to maintain their physical and mental health during these times.

“Now, more than ever, people need an outlet to channel their frustrations especially now that the nights are drawing in and the weather outside isn’t like it was during the summer.

“But we also need to make sure that those wanting to use our leisure facilities are as safe as possible and we have put measures in place.”