The Oasis Leisure Centre is set to reopen on Saturday as lockdown restrictions ease further.

The North Star Avenue site has been given the green light along with the Link Centre in West Swindon and the gym at the Haydon Centre on Thames Avenue.

But the Health Hydro on Milton Road will remain closed due to its smaller size.

Better, the organisation that runs Swindon’s leisure centres, is carrying out a phased reopening.

Swimming and gym facilities will be available at the Oasis, but there won’t be any group exercise classes at the moment.

At the Link Centre, swimming and gym facilities will be reopening along with group exercise classes and the trampoline park. The ice rink is remaining closed until autumn.

Josh Roper, Better’s partnership manager for Swindon, said: “After nearly four months of lockdown, we’re delighted to finally be able to reopen three leisure centres, albeit at reduced capacity initially.

“Our key priorities are to ensure customer and staff safety and build customer confidence.”

New health and safety measures have been put in place including markers and one-way systems for social distancing and as well as a reduced capacity.

Anyone wanting to visit one of the centres will have to pre-book their session on the Better app or through the website.

Members using the gym equipment will be asked to wipe down their own kit although staff will provide extra cleaning. Hand sanitiser stations will be set up.

Josh explained: “We’re phasing in our reopenings, to ensure that the systems we have put in place to be Covid-Secure are working at an optimum level, before we roll out further.

“We recognise that some people may be worried about returning to their local leisure facilities, so we will continue to offer free access to online fitness and exercises classes via our Better app.”

Any customers in Swindon who are not members of the reopened centres will be able to visit with no extra charge.