Swimming, Diving and Turkish Baths Guidelines

After Scotland’s move ‘beyond Level 0’ we are starting to introduce changes in our venues. We’re taking time to ensure our venues will continue to be a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. So we’re making these changes in phases. Please keep checking our website for the latest information before visiting.

  • Sessions are pre-book only via the Edinburgh Leisure app or website. For full booking terms and conditions including cancelling please follow this link.
  • Please arrive ready to swim, with swimwear under your clothing.
  • We have lane swimming or at Portobello Swim Centre and the Royal Commonwealth Pool we have a smaller number of relaxed swim bookable sessions.
  • The changing rooms, toilets, lockers, showers (soap and shampoo allowed) and hairdryers will be available for use
  • Lane swimmers will once again be able to rest at the end of the lanes and to overtake.
  • You will need to arrive no later than 10 minutes after the session start time.
  • A small number of items will be available to purchase (by card payment only) at our venues e.g. swim goggles.
  • To be able to take part in a public dive session, as well as being 9 years plus, you must be able to swim 10 metres unaided, be confident in deep water and be able to jump and submerge in water without goggles.

Please don’t visit if you or anyone in your household, are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Click here to see the symptoms to look out for

Face coverings have been made mandatory and must be worn when in indoor communal areas (e.g. when you enter a venue). Customers do not have to wear them when taking part in their activity.

We are delighted to be welcoming families back to our pools. Things are a little different than before but everything is in place to keep you all safe and most importantly, enjoy making a splash with us.

Our adult to child ratios are:

Under 5 - One adult to one child with or without armbands or one adult to two children with armbands

5 to 8 years old - One adult to two children with or without armbands

Mixed ages - One adult to one under 5 and one 5 to 8 years old if the under 5 is wearing armbands

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