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Changes from 19 July

Changes at the centres

RIverside pool, CSAC track, SWFLC gym and Dovedale courts
On Monday 19 July covid related restrictions at our four leisure centres were lifted.

Covid restrictions lifted

  • We have removed the one-way systems in the centres. Riverside will continue to have one way in and one way out to ease the flow of customers.
  • You are not required to wear a face covering. However you can if you would like to continue to do so.
  • You do not have to maintain social distancing. However, you should respect other customers space so that everyone is comfortable.
  • You can use showers and changing rooms, but we still recommend that you come swim or workout ready.



  • You will enter via the river entrance only, and exit via the doors to the car park.
  • You will still queue on the cafe terrace for swimming and ice skating public sessions.


Bookings for sessions

  • You can book all sessions at our leisure centres in advance, except the gym. 
  • We recommend that you book before coming to the centre as we will not be able to guarantee a space if you turn up on the day. 
  • You can attend the gyms without booking. There will be no timetables for the gyms. 
  • You will need an ourChelmsford card to book and attend activities at our centres. 


Soft play at Riverside

  • Soft play has now reopened. 
  • You can book sessions for the soft play at Riverside. We recommend booking before you come to the centre to avoid disappointment. 


  • We have changed our timetables over to our holiday programming for the summer holidays, which means the start and end times of existing sessions may have changes. This allows us to expand the number of public and family fun sessions available per day. 


Staying the same

  • We will keep hand sanitisers around the centre.
  • We will continue to be cashless. 
  • You will need to pay for parking at Riverside using the MiPermit app. Refunds for parking will not be given. 


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Riverside Leisure Centre

Contact Riverside

Victoria Road

Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre

Contact CSAC

Salerno Way

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

Contact SWFLC

Brickfields Road
South Woodham Ferrers

Dovedale Sports Centre

Contact Dovedale

Vicarage Road

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