SWIMMING pools and leisure centres have reopened after almost five months of coronavirus lockdown.

But how do people feel about it?

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Some residents have continued to stick to essential shopping only but others have welcomed the idea of a relaxed lockdown.

With the recent heatwave mixed in with the school holidays, children have been dying to have a dip in the pool.

Coral Reef Waterworld announced last week that they have reopened much to people's excitement.

The facility run by Everyone Active has reassured people they are adhering to coronavirus guidelines by sanitising the water slide rafts after each ride, operating a one way system through the changing village and carrying out additional cleaning.

But how do people feel about it?

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We carried out a news poll to see how residents have responded to the reopening.

Out of 187 votes, 59 per cent it is "not safe and too soon" for Coral Reef to reopen.

By a close margin, 41 per cent said it is safe to reopen.

David Love, area contract manager at Everyone Active, said: “We would like to assure visitors to Coral Reef Waterworld that we hold the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, recognised by Visit England, the National Tourist Board of England. This means that the centre is fully up to date with Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a COVID-19 risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

“Alongside this, we are also operating at a reduced capacity, carrying out additional cleaning across the centre including sanitisation of water slide rafts after each ride, and operating a one-way system through the changing village. 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.

“We’re so pleased to now be able to reopen Coral Reef and we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we’ve received from our customers. We’re extremely grateful for everyone’s support during these challenging times.”