An update on our plans for reopening

Following the First Minister's announcement on 21/10/20, a one-week extension has been added to current restrictions, now lasting until 02/11/20. Fitness classes (including Aquafit), adult coached tennis classes and contact sports for over 18s remain on hold.

We’ve missed you and are so happy to be starting to reopen our doors and welcome all of our customers back to our centres. The positive feedback received from customers as they share how safe and enjoyable their experience has been with us has been hugely appreciated. We continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with sportScotland and NGB's to bring back more venues and activities in a safe and controlled way - all of which are a little different than before.

We are delighted that we have been able to open four more venues, joining the seven venues we have already reopened. The following venues reopened on 26/10/20:

Dalry Swim Centre

  • Swimming pool with lane swimming, family swim sessions and Aquafit. **
  • The gym will remain closed*

Portobello Swim Centre

  • Swimming pool with lane swimming, family swim sessions and Aquafit**
  • Gym
  • Fitness classes (depending on lifting of current restrictions)

Glenogle Swim Centre

  • Swimming pool with lane swimming and family swim sessions
  • Gym with relocated free weights

Warrender Swim Centre

  • Swimming pool with lane swimming, family swim sessions and Aquafit**
  • The gym will remain closed*

*Unfortunately, the gyms at Warrender and Dalry will remain closed due to the ventilation system not complying with the new minimum requirements (as detailed by the Scottish Government). The Turkish Baths, steam room, rest area and aerotone at Portobello Swim Centre will also remain closed at the moment.

**Aquafit classes are also dependant on the lifting of current restrictions on group exercise.

We are excited to be starting to reopen our venues. The below venues are currently open:

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre

Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre

Dalry Swim Centre

Drumbrae Leisure Centre


Glenogle Swim Centre

Gracemount Leisure Centre

Leith Victoria Swim Centre

Portobello Swim Centre

Royal Commonwealth Pool

Warrender Swim Centre

We have put in place a number of changes so you can enjoy our venues safely. Here's what you can expect.

Here's more detail on guidelines for each activity you will be able to do across our venues. 

Things are a little different and always evolving, but our friendly team are looking forward to welcoming you back and we’ve put the following measures in place to ensure you feel safe and enjoy your experience with us. The health and safety of our customers is what matters to Edinburgh Leisure most.

  • All activities are pre-booked only (via our app or website)
  • We are cashless and accept contactless payments 
  • We have safety guidance signage throughout our venues 
  • There are sanitisation stations to use before and after each visit
  • All activities are timetabled with staggered session start times to reduce congestion 

  • We ask that anyone feeling ill or showing signs of COVID-19 do not attend our venues and follow NHS guidelines
  • Please arrive ready for your activity 
  • Follow the safety guidance in place in the venue including wearing face-coverings in non-activity areas
  • Use the hand sanitiser before and after your session/activity


Train safely and have fun in our high-spec gyms using these up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines.

View Guidelines

Fitness classes

Whether you love cardio, conditioning or mind and body, read our COVID-19 fitness class guidelines so you can train safely. 

View Guidelines


Get up to speed with our COVID-19 guidelines so you dip back in and enjoy our pools.

Tennis & badminton

If you're visiting our sports hall or one of our tennis courts, read our COVID-19 guidelines to make sure you stay safe and get the most out of your visit.

View Guidelines


Take a look at our climbing guidelines to make sure you can climb safe and have fun in Europe's largest indoor climbing arena, EICA:Ratho.

View Guidelines

Activities are pre-book only, so why not download our FREE mobile app? Booking fitness classes, courts and golf tee times has never been faster! Available now for Apple and Android devices. 

App Store    Google Play

You have to have an account with us to be able to book and pay for your swim, gym visit or fitness class via our app or online booking system. If you have an Edinburgh Leisure card/are a member, an online account will already have been automatically set up for you and you can easily reset your password yourself. Simply go to our booking portal and click 'Forgotten password' if you do not know your password or haven't set one up yet. From there, follow the on-page instructions and you will be able to finish setting up your account with us. 

If you don't have an Edinburgh Leisure card or are not a member, you can easily set up a Pay-as-You-Go account with us. We have produced a series of how-to videos to help get you started below.

We will contact  all of our customers directly about any changes and will be continuing to update our website over the coming weeks. Keep checking this page for the most up-to-date information. We will update accordingly with further guidance and the reopening of more activities. 

Please continue to stay active and safe. Everyone at Edinburgh Leisure looks forward to seeing you all soon.

Please note that not all of the facilities may reopen at your local venue at once. We hope to be able to reopen all of our facilities when it is safe to do so and will be posting any updates on reopening on our Ask Us Information Hub

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