Have all Aura Leisure centres re-opened?

Yes, all Aura Leisure Centres re-opened on Monday 6th July. Each of our facilities have evidence-based and industry-leading safety procedures in place for our swimming pools, gyms and fitness facilities including social distancing measures, hand sanitising stations, rigorous cleaning regimes and comprehensive training for all staff. For more details on re-opening click here.

 

What services are available at Aura Leisure centres now?

Most of our services are available again with some restrictions at some facilities. Due to social distancing restrictions, and for the safety of both our staff and customers, restrictions on occupancy will apply to all areas. Following the advice of experts, our health suites and spas will remain closed until further notice.

Some of the internal Aura Leisure Centre facilities, including changing facilities and lockers, are restricted in some centres, due to distancing and capacity restrictions. We are encouraging customers to arrive gym ready to avoid using the changing rooms and lockers where possible.

 

What about my membership?

All memberships will resume on 6th July. Annual memberships will be extended to cover the closure period. Further details have been emailed directly to members.

 

Do I have to book in advance to use the gym or swimming pool?

Yes. You can Book Online or Call your local Aura Leisure centre where our team will be happy to assist.

Note if you are looking to book children’s places in the swimming pool you will need to call the centre direct to arrange.

 

Is Pay As You Go still available?

Yes, Pay As You Go options are available for our swimming pools and gyms. Contact your local Aura Leisure for details of pricing and availability.

 

Can Pay As You Go users book online?

Yes, you can book your time slot and make payment using our Online Booking system.

Note if you are looking to book children’s places in the swimming pool you will need to call the centre direct to arrange.

 

How does the online booking sytem work?

Click here to make a booking and follow these steps:

    A. Enter your login details. If you’re a new user you can also register at this point.

    B. Go to the Bookings section.

    For Gym or Pool: Select Make A Booking. Next, choose your activity category and then your activity and pick your preferred time slot

    For Fitness Classes: Select Class Timetable. Then choose your preferred class and time slot.

    C. Accept T’s & C’s which include your agreement not to attend our facility if you are ill or suffering from any Covid-19 related symptoms or if     you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 within the last 14 days.

    D. Make payment if you are a Pay-As-You-Go customer

 

When will swimming lessons resume?

The Aura Swim Academy has resumed. Contact your local Aura Leisure for more details.

 

Have swimming lessons for tots and babies resumed?

Yes, at some of our centres. Contact your local Aura Leisure for more details. Those whose lessons were paused will get priority once they resume and will get to complete the term started.

 

What about Term 2 of Swim Academy?

We are prioritising the completion of  the last term of Swim Academy children first and we will be in touch with all swim academy parents directly, so no need to contact us. Please bear with us as we still have reduced staff numbers on site and it will take us a little longer to respond to queries. But rest assured we will contact all parents. We will send further updates to Swim Academy parents on the health and safety measures we are putting in place.

 

Are you taking bookings from new starters for swim lessons?

Yes. Please send us your details and the swim team at your local Aura Leisure will be in touch.

 

Can Covid-19 be spread in a swimming pool?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Furthermore, the HSE advise that current recommended disinfection practice is sufficient to inactivate COVID-19 virus in chlorinated drinking water and swimming pools. Aura swimming pools operate at levels above this recommended practice meaning our chlorinated water is safe.

 

Are hairdryers availabe for use?

No, hairdryers are not currently available at Aura Leisure Centres.

 

When will fitness classes resume?

Fitness classes have resumed at most of our facilities. Additional safety measures will be in place including hygiene, social distancing, equipment usage and occupancy restrictions. Please contact your local Aura Leisure centre for more details.

 

What about your sports halls and pitches?

Please contact your local Aura Leisure centre for more details.

 

What precautions will I need to take when attending the swimming pool or gym?

We will be asking all customers to adhere to new health and safety operational guidelines. Details can be found here. Please ensure you read this carefully. This page will be updated regularly.

 

Do I have to wear a face-covering?

We encourage customers entering our facility to wear a face covering in line with public health guidance. This also applies to the viewing area in our swimming pools. Face coverings can be removed while swimming or exercising.

Following Government advice, children under 12 are exempt from wearing a face covering. Persons with medical considerations as provided by the public health guidance are also exempt from wearing a face covering.

 

Do you have any fitness videos I can use at home?

The Aura Fitness team have recorded great home workout videos which you will find here.

 

Are you still running Live Classes on Instagram?

As all of our fitness instructors are now back on site teaching classes on site in the gym, we have stopped our live class schedule.

We would like to thank everyone who joined us in the live classes and a huge thank you to all of the instructors who helped keep us all moving during lockdown.

Every week we will be re-posting all of our live classes recorded over the 3 month closedown on Instagram and Facebook. They are also available to view on our YouTube channel. From Ab Blasts, and HIIT Cardio to Strength and Body Conditioning, there is a class to suit everyone.

For expert advice and tips on fitness, nutrition and mental health check out our blogs