Coronavirus Updates

This is where we will be posting updates related to COVID-19 and our venues. We will also be sharing advice to help get you through this challenging time. 

The  First Minister’s announcement on 21st May advising of the phased re-opening of outdoor activities allowed us to start taking the necessary steps to prepare for the re-opening of outdoor facilities. Employees have been returning to work from furlough and we have been making all the necessary changes (as per Government guidance) to ensure a safe environment for both staff and customers. As you can appreciate there is a lot to do and we have had to change many elements of our service.

Following the announcement from the First Minister earlier today (28th May) we’re delighted that we are able to start reopening some of our outdoor facilities.  The customer experience will be different, we are all having to adapt to a new normal, and I would ask for customers support as we navigate this new normal together. 

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Scotland’s First Minister made announcements today (21 May) regarding the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Routemap. The Routemap is a four-phase process and the first phase has an outdoor focus. It includes the reintroduction of non-contact outdoor activities including golf, tennis and bowling (all subject to physical distancing and hygiene measures being met). 


The Government will confirm the introduction of phase one changes on 28th May, subject to the evidence being in place to support the changes. The Government is also publishing more detailed information on the Routemap next week, which should provide us with more clarity. 

Based on today’s announcement, we are working through what this means for Edinburgh Leisure’s ‘outdoor’ activities, predominantly golf and tennis; identifying what we can deliver, how and when. As you can appreciate there are a large number of operational issues to consider and new arrangements to put in place. 

Our number one priority is making sure we can provide a safe environment for customers and employees. We are also liaising with the City of Edinburgh Council, our partner and main funder, over re-opening arrangements. 

All of this is, of course, subject to the Scottish Government’s announcement on 28 May. So, no change at the moment. 


We will of course keep you updated as and when we have information on the re-opening of Edinburgh Leisure services. 


We'll also continue to add to our Find Your Feel Good at Home web hub with ideas and information on how to keep active at home during this time.