There were healthy-sized queues outside Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham which opened to the general public for the first time on Monday.
Moments ahead of the day’s final session at 6.30pm, a queue of socially-distancing people waited patiently for their hour-long swim.
They were in for some mixed fortune weather wise as there were outbreaks of showers this evening.
The outdoor swimming pool, in Keynsham Road, had opened last Monday (July 20) to season ticket holders.
Today, July 27, was the first time the general public could book slots at the Cheltenham pool, which has is continuing a phased reopening.
This means, only lane swimming is on offer to able swimmers over the age of eight (with children between the ages of eight and 16 having to be accompanied by an adult).
With the unpredictable weather, Lido bosses have also reiterated its rules.
- No refund will be given as a result of poor weather on or before the day except if the Lido is forced to close.
- Bookings cannot be transferred either to another person or to another date or time.
A one-way system is also in place at the Lido, among a number of other changes.
The one-hour swim sessions are only available to book online and you should arrive 20 minutes before your session.
Changing rooms, showers and lockers will be closed, but toilets are accessible. Swimmers are urged to arrive ‘beach ready’ and to bring minimal belongings with them.
The good news is, the weather is looking a lot better this week if you want to book your hour-long slot at the Lido, which you can do here.
Have you been to the Lido since it reopened? We’d love to hear what you thought of your swim. Let us know in the comments below or via our social media channels.