Our Re-opening Statement

We're ready to welcome you back...

We know many of you have missed being active with us, and we’re excited to welcome you back to our sites now that The Government has announced the opening date for leisure centres. Whilst in lock-down we have been busy making changes to our sites, so that when we reopen you feel safe, confident, and ready to enjoy your visit.

Take a closer look at what your visit will look like and the changes you can expect to see.

Our Phased Re-opening Plan

Over the closure period we have been working closely with trade associations including, CIMSPA, Community Leisure UK (CLUK) and UK Active and have taken on board all relevant guidance to protect our staff and customers and whilst we are keen to welcome you back, we also want to ensure your safety whilst attending an activity session.

In addition, we have been working with Lewes District Council, Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County Council in determining what facilities to open and when, taking into account financial and social distancing implications. As such, we will be opening facilities and activities in three phases:


Phase Activities Location Opening Date
Phase One

Gym and Group Exercise, outdoor and some Club activities,
if social distancing can be guaranteed by Club Officials.

25th July

Phase Two

 Swimming, Learn to Swim and other Aquatic Activities at some sites. Some dry sites.

7th September

Phase Three


  • Seaford Head Swimming Pool
  • Motcombe Pool, Eastbourne


Gym and Group Exercise Classes

Find out what your Gym visit or Group Exercise Class will look like.

In order to limit numbers attending sessions and to help you feel confident about returning to activities, both gym and group exercise classes will be bookable in advance. This means that we can minimise queuing time and the associated risks. You can book sessions up to 10 minutes before they start, but you must give us 60 minutes notice if you need to cancel. If you fail to do so, it will be recorded as a no show and will mean we cannot offer the space to another member.

See our latest group exercise timetables.

New to online booking? Read our guide to setting up your online booking account.


Swimming is back! Explore our Swimming hub.

Newhaven Fort

In relation to the following sites we are continuing to review the situation and will update the website when appropriate:

· Newhaven Fort remains closed due to a mains water leak.


Any questions can be emailed to info@waveleisure.co.uk but please be aware that whilst we’re busy working on preparing our sites and the information you’ll need, there may be a delay in our response times.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon and we will keep this page updated with information as it’s available.