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.
Update as of 17:15, 18/03/20: Edinburgh Leisure to close venues until further notice
It is with regret that Edinburgh Leisure will be closing all of its venues and golf courses from close of business on Thursday, 19 March 2020 until further notice.
If you have a direct debit with us for membership or coaching we will be freezing your direct debit automatically and will not be taking any further payments at this time. You do not need to do anything. We will be back in touch directly over the coming days to give you more information.
The news follows the announcement from First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon that schools will close from Friday, 20 March.
June Peebles, CEO of Edinburgh Leisure said: “These are unprecedented and challenging times for everyone and we are communicating this news to all our stakeholders which includes staff, customers, service providers, tenants, partners, suppliers and volunteers as soon as possible.
“Like so many others affected by this pandemic, it is worrying times for everyone including our staff. Edinburgh Leisure is a charity; and every penny we receive from memberships, lets, events and funding is reinvested back into our venues and funds the services that we provide – therefore shutting our venues and freezing customers’ memberships has huge consequences for us and also the health of Edinburgh."
“Whilst our customers won’t be able to keep active with Edinburgh Leisure for the time being, we will be looking at offering advice to our customers on tips for keeping moving remotely and access to classes via ‘Les Mills on demand’ so that customers can workout at home. And providing advice from Public Health Scotland allows people to not require to totally self-isolate, there is also the option of going for a walk or run outside.“
"We do really hope that once the situation passes that customers will return to Edinburgh Leisure venues and once again be active with us and continue to support us as you have been doing for the last 22 years.”
At this point in time, there is no indication as to how long the venues will remain closed. Reopening will be guided by advice from the Government and Public Health Scotland.
Like every customer facing business, Edinburgh Leisure has been receiving a high volume of calls to their Customer Accounts and Customer Enquiries team, which has meant a delayed response. We thank you for your patience and understanding in these difficult circumstances. We would urge customers to bear with us and we will be back in touch with customers directly with more information in the coming days.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Professionals
During COVID-19, it is important that we all follow advice given out by the government and the NHS. Please see the below link for the NHS's advice for professionals.