Cheshire East closes buildings and leisure facilities

Cheshire East Council is closing its buildings and leisure facilities to protect “vital frontline services” and people from the risk of Covid-19.

Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Congleton Leisure Centre, Knutsford Leisure Centre, Poynton Leisure Centre and Wilmslow Leisure Centre are among the leisure facilities which are now closed.

Everybody Sport and Recreation (ESAR) are to close all leisure centre facilities based on guidance from Government and Public Health England.

They will be closed until end of April, and possibly longer.

Full list of closures:
Alsager Leisure Centre
Alsager Sports Hub
Alderley Park
Barony Sports Complex
Crewe Lifestyle Centre**
Congleton Leisure Centre*
Cumberland Sport Arena
Holmes Chapel Community Centre
Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre
Knutsford Leisure Centre
Macclesfield Leisure Centre*
Middlewich Leisure Centre
Nantwich Swimming Pool
Poynton Leisure Centre
Sandbach Leisure Centre
Shavington Leisure Centre
Wilmslow Leisure Centre

**non-leisure services to remain open will be library, adult services and children’s services.
*access will still be given for all adult day care services

ESAR have joined together with a number of our health and fitness partners to help the public to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle from home.

You can find out more information by visiting

Nantwich Children’s Centre is also to close from Monday March 23 in an effort to minimise the spread of Covid-19 within communities.

Other centres to close will be Knutsford, Poynton, Hurdsfield, Broken Cross, Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich, and The Brooks, Crewe

The council will be posting activity packs for families with young children on the parenting journey web pages at

There is also lots of information on the council’s Live Well Cheshire East website

Tatton Park is making changes to its normal opening arrangements from Monday March 23.

The parkland and gardens will remain open to visitors as normal but on low season hours until further notice.

A spokesperson said: “We recognise that people are likely to need access to open spaces in the weeks ahead, so anyone is welcome to enjoy walking and exercise in 1000 acres of beautiful deer park and gardens, while observing guidance on social distance.”
“To help people take advantage of fresh air and exercise or connecting with nature, car entry is being halved with a special 50% offer and the gardens will be free of charge, at least to the beginning of May.”
“The Mansion will not be opening as planned at the start of high season. The farm, play area and BBQ area will also be closed until further notice. These arrangements will be kept under review.”
“The estate’s food shop, the Housekeeper’s Store, will remain open and the stables restaurant will offer a take-away service which visitors can enjoy in the Stableyard or park.”

All visitor information centres in Macclesfield, Congleton, Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve and Nelson Pit, on the Middlewood Way, near Poynton will be closed from March 21.

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