ALL of Brighton and Hove's leisure centres have reopened today following four weeks of enforced closure during lockdown.

The seven sites are welcoming fitness fanatics back through their doors after the city moved to Tier 2 overnight.

This includes the Prince Regent and King Alfred centres.

Gym sessions, swimming, swimming lessons, racket sports, group exercises and more will be available again at the sites.

The Argus: The King Alfred leisure centre in HoveThe King Alfred leisure centre in Hove

Matt Hunt, operations director for Freedom Leisure, which operates the centres in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "Our centres will continue to provide a covid safe place to give customers the reassurance we know they need.

"The teams can’t wait to get back to the business of providing our local communities with opportunities for exercise, activity and the chance to socialise safely with others."

Councillor Marianna Ebel, joint chairwoman of the tourism, equalities, communities and culture committee, stressed the importance of the sites for residents' physical and mental wellbeing.

She said: "Exercise has a huge impact on both physical and mental health, so it’s great to see that our popular leisure centres are re-opening once again and welcoming back customers to enjoy exercise in a safe and secure environment. 

"I’m sure families across the city will enjoy visiting the centres in the run up to Christmas and well into the New Year.”