An update on our plans for reopening
We've started to reopen our venues!
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. Over the last five months, we've been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from you all and we’ve loved seeing how you've all kept active whilst on lockdown.
We’re delighted at the prospect of welcoming you back and we want to reopen our venues and services as quickly as possible. This will happen on an incremental basis, following the coronavirus guidance produced by the Scottish Government and Sportscotland. All our efforts are focused on making our venues as safe as possible – this means we will be initially reopening our gyms, fitness classes, tennis and badminton courts and lane swimming in six venues. We are sure you can appreciate bringing Edinburgh Leisure’s diverse range of venues and services back to life in a new COVID-19 environment, after being closed for over 5 months, is a big and complex task.
Which venues are currently open?
We are excited to be starting to reopen our venues. The below venues are currently open:
Drumbrae Leisure Centre
Leith Victoria Swim Centre
Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre
Gracemount Leisure Centre
Royal Commonwealth Pool
What to expect when you visit one of our venues
We have put in place a number of changes so you can enjoy our venues safely. Here's what you can expect.
What activities can I do and what are the guidelines?
Here's more detail on guidelines for each activity you will be able to do across our venues.
The main changes you will see...
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.
Here's a summary of what is different
- 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
...and here's how you can help us!
- 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.
Whether you love cardio, conditioning or mind and body, read our COVID-19 fitness class guidelines so you can train safely.
SwimmingGet up to speed with our COVID-19 guidelines so you dip back in and enjoy our pools.
Tennis & badmintonIf 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.
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.
Download our app
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.
Book in for a session
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 be contacting all of our customers directly about the next stages 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.