THE TOWN'S much loved water park is set to reopen after being closed for almost five months due to coronavirus lockdown.

Coral Reef Waterworld will open its doors again on Tuesday, August 11, in line with government guidelines on social distancing.

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Families across Bracknell will be able to enjoy one of the country's largest interactive waterparks after being given the greenlight from Boris Johnson on leisure facilities reopening.

The centre will run a reduced capacity with additonal cleaning including sanitisation of water slide rafts after each ride and a one way system through the changing village.

Sessions will also be kept to the usual time of 90-minutes with banded entry, to limit numbers and prevent overcrowding.

The café and Coral Spa will remain closed at this time. Visitors will also need to pre-book via the Everyone Active app or website.

Mark Tennant, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We’re very much looking forward to re-opening Coral Reef Waterworld. It’s a fantastic attraction loved by many families across the UK, and we are excited to welcome everyone back.

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“We will be operating with reduced numbers in the pool to enable social distancing, and we truly feel this will create an even better experience for visitors.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the support we have received from customers during these unprecedented times, and we’re so grateful. Like many other industries, leisure has been greatly affected by the lockdown.

“Ensuring our colleagues and customers remain safe is our number one priority and we have carefully considered the strict measures to ensure we adhere to the guidance. Please remember to come ‘beach ready’, wearing your swimming costume under your clothes, when you visit Coral Reef. This will help to minimise the time spent in changing rooms. Please do also follow the advice posted around the centre.

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“We will be contacting all customers on our database directly over the coming days regarding the re-opening. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and thanking them for their patience.”

Coral Reef also holds the ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard mark, meaning that the centre is fully up to date with Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines

Cllr John Harrison, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection at Bracknell Forest Council, said: “Coral Reef Waterworld is one of the borough’s top attractions and is much loved by residents and visitors alike, so I am delighted that it will re-open its doors on Tuesday.

“I hope families across the borough will take the opportunity to book a session online and enjoy all that Coral Reef has to offer over the summer.”

For further information on Everyone Active and its leisure centres, visit: