Calderdale facilities reopening update

As the country comes out of national restrictions, some leisure centres and libraries in Calderdale are starting to reopen cautiously.

Calderdale is now in Tier 3 of the Governments lockdown restrictions, which means that leisure and sports facilities can open, but group exercise classes, including fitness and dance, should not go ahead.

Facilities reopening now

Brighouse Pool and Fitness Centre and Todmorden Sports Centre reopened on Thursday 3 December, with safety measures to protect customers and staff. For example, the number of people allowed in the buildings is limited via a booking system to enable social distancing; hand sanitiser is available throughout; and additional cleaning is taking place. For more information about the safety measures in place, visit

Halifax Central Library has reopened (Wednesday 2 December) and is continuing its select and collect service, with safety measures, limited browsing of stock and free access to computers through appointments to help reduce digital exclusion.

Hub libraries in Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden are reopening from today, Monday 7 December.

Library facilities available

Apply for the home library service.

Facilities still closed

North Bridge Leisure Centre remains closed until further notice, as it continues to be used as an important distribution centre during the pandemic. Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre is currently closed whilst the pool tiles undergo essential repairs, and will reopen as soon as the work is complete.

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