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. 

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, made announcements on 30/07/20 regarding the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Routemap. This announcement signals no change for Edinburgh Leisure venues and services at this time.

Indicative dates were given to Phase 3 changes (as detailed in the Government’s Covid -19 Route Map) relating to our sector. Details as follows:

  • The indicative date given for ‘organised contact sports (outdoors) - all ages – following the guidance of relevant sports bodies’ is 24th August. And this will be reviewed in the First Minister’s announcement on 20th August
  • The indicative date given for indoor facilities i.e. gyms, swimming pools, soft play and indoor sports courts is Monday 14th September. And this will be reviewed on 10th September, although there is reference to gyms and swimming pools being kept under review to consider whether an earlier reopening date is feasible.
We will also be reviewing the guidance available on the outdoor contact sports and will work with the relevant national governing bodies of sport and clubs to identify demand for our outdoor activity areas and what this means for reopening outdoor venues. 

With regards to reopening our indoor venues –  we continue to work behind the scenes to prepare for reopening. We want to be in a position to open our venues as quickly as possible when we do get the green light from Government. Bringing Edinburgh Leisure’s diverse range of venues and services back to life in a ‘new normal’ operating environment is a big and complex task. Therefore we’re planning for venues and services to reopen on an incremental basis. 

We will of course keep you updated on reopening plans via email, our website and social media channels. In the meantime, please continue to be active and do check out the website for advice and information on how to stay active and ‘find your feel good at home’. All six of our golf courses have re-opened, along with the tennis courts at the Meadows.