The pool at Stoke-on-Trent's New Horizons leisure centre has reopened for lane swimming, with Covid-secure measures in place to keep customers safe.

All guests must pre-book time in the 25-metre pool and pay for their session in advance by using the ActiveStoke app or calling New Horizons on 01782 235037 (during opening times). Those who have not booked in advance will not be allowed in.

The other Covid-secure measures include:

- Reduced numbers for each session, to aid with social distancing
- A one-way system
- No spectators allowed
- Social-distancing rules
- NHS test & trace
- No vending facilities
- Allocated lockers and changing rooms
- Limited/restricted use of shower facilities
- Cleaning of the poolside and changing area after each session 

If you develop any coronavirus symptoms, do not attend and instead follow Public Health England advice.    

Sessions can be booked no more than seven days in advance. If you are unable to attend your session, please remember to cancel it so that the slot can be allocated to another person.

The initial offer will be lane swims only, with a view to bringing back leisure swims when possible. Safety is the top priority at New Horizons. Visitors are asked to maintain social distancing and follow the guidance of leisure centre staff at all times.

For opening times, visit stoke.gov.uk/leisure