Ammanford's leisure centre is preparing to re-open on Monday following easing of Welsh Government Covid-19 restrictions.

From May 3, Carmarthenshire County Council will re-open Amman Valley leisure centre as well as the brand new leisure facilities in Llandovery.

The council's Actif team said they can't wait to welcome people back to see the new and improved facilities that have been put in place during the extended closure.

They include the latest fitness technology and installation of new screens allowing people to take part in many more virtual classes with Actif instructors no matter where they are across the leisure centre locations - for example people could join a yoga class being conducted by an instructor in Carmarthen but take part in the class at another Actif leisure centre.

The new Llandovery leisure centre, includes features allowing gym-goers to surf the web, watch TV, log in to their social media accounts or watch YouTube videos whilst they work out; and new spin bikes and spin technology that will further enhance the indoor cycling experience at all leisure centres and enable even more virtual spin classes to take place county-wide.

In Amman Valley, people will make use of refurbished changing rooms and toilet areas, as well as additional rest and social areas which have had a fresh makeover.

People will soon be able to make use of a range of e-bikes that will be available to hire in the near future in Amman Valley, Llanelli and Carmarthen.

Customers will also enjoy improvements at individual centres, including Carmarthen where a new eight-lane athletic track provides first-class facilities for sprint training and field event disciplines such as javelin, high jump and hammer, as well as improved tennis courts.

The council’s Head of Leisure, Ian Jones, said his team are looking forward to supporting people back to their leisure centres.

“We can’t wait to see our leisure centres open again and to welcome back familiar faces and new members who I’m sure will enjoy a range of new facilities we’ve been working hard to deliver during lockdown,” he said.

“We know how much people have missed their leisure centres, and our staff have certainly missed seeing people too.

“We want to reassure our members and guests that we have worked diligently to ensure they can return and visit safely - we have robust Covid-19 safety measures in place and our leisure centres will be carefully managed to keep everyone safe.”

From Monday, May 3, leisure centres will re-open and restart even more sessions and activities in line with Welsh Government guidelines including gyms for individual sessions, lane swimming in the pools, one to one swimming lessons, indoor fitness classes and organised indoor sports bookings for up to 15 people.

Free outdoor fitness classes and sessions for tennis, astroturf sports and athletics track are already taking place and will continue to be available, but spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.

For more information about Carmarthenshire leisure centres, to join or get advice about memberships, book slots to visit and more, visit