Coronavirus: Ways to keep active during the lockdown

New B:Active at Home programme

Finding ways to stay active have never been more important to our mental and physical health than during these challenging times.  You may be lucky enough to have some outside space to exercise in, or you may be restricted to staying indoors.  We hope that whatever your circumstances, our new B:Active at Home programme will offer something for everyone.  It's open to all our students, staff and the entire #WeAreBristol community.

Our new B:Active at Home timetable offers you suggested activities for you to do each day to keep healthy during the lockdown, with our lovely instructors filming classes from their homes, Les Mills workouts, and a couch-to-5k plan for you to follow.  Please don't feel you have to do everything, every day, think of it as more of a 'serving suggestion', and fit these activities around your routine during the week. 

We'll be publishing updated timetables each week so lookout for new videos and exclusive #STAYINWORKOUT content. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for students and staff

The latest advice and updates from the University

Outdoor Tennis - Coombe Dingle

We are delighted to announce that we will be re-opening our outdoor tennis courts at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex from June 15th.

We have been working hard to re-open Coombe Dingle Sports Complex safely and will be adhering to the University of Bristol Campus guidance for reopening facilities and the guidance provided to venues by the LTA, in relation to playing tennis. This will include social distancing, encouraging hand hygiene and adhering to the tennis lockdown advice (signage will provide additional reminders on site).  Please watch our video detailing a few things about reopening on our outdoor tennis courts.

Our outdoor tennis courts will be available for public hire from Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm at a cost of £8 per court, per booking (50 minutes). Bookings will be limited to one session per booker per day and bookings can be made up to seven days in advance. To make a booking please following this link to our website.


You will be required to adhere to the LTA player guidelines whilst playing tennis at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex. In addition to the LTA player guidelines you will only be able to play with a maximum of four players per court either with members of your own household or members from a different household. Please familiarise yourself with these guidelines before proceeding to make a booking.

Closure details

Following government recommendations, the University closed all University-run sports facilities from 18 March for the foreseeable future. Safety is our top priority and the decision was taken in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our community.

All programmed activity has ceased.  This includes:

  • B:Active Campus
  • B:Active Residences
  • Fitness classes
  • Community Exercise
  • Swim School
  • UoB Tennis courses
  • Run groups

Memberships frozen

All members have had their membership automatically frozen from Wednesday 18 March for the foreseeable future.  

No further payments will be collected for memberships until the facilities re-open. Further information will be circulated in relation to compensating you for the closure period when we know more about when we will be able to resume our services and facilities.

If you wish to cancel your sports pass then the existing terms and conditions will apply until we are clearer of the exact impact on our service.

Any questions you may have should be sent to


*Les Mills on-demand free trial

Please note: you will need to enter your email address and bank details to sign up for the new Les Mills service, so please remember to cancel before the end of the trial in order to not be charged if you don't want to pay for the service after your trial ends.

B:Active at Home

Our new B:Active at Home timetable offers you suggested activities for you to do each day to keep healthy during the lockdown, with our lovely instructors filming classes from their homes, Les Mills workouts, and a couch-to-5k plan for you to follow. 

B:Active at Home

Strava club

Join our new University of Bristol Sport club on Strava where you can log your runs, compare your training, view recent accomplishments, and chat with club members. With more people than ever getting out for a run during these strange times, it's a great way to keep engaged with our lovely #TeamUoBristol running community.

Les Mills home workout videos

From 1st May access to the Les Mills on-demand service has changed.  You'll now be able to view 800+ workouts which change monthly, 13 fitness programmes and access from your tv, tablet, computer or phone.  Normally this costs £11.95 per month but we have exclusively secured all University of Bristol students, staff and sports pass holders a free two-month long trial*, and a discounted monthly rate of £7.94 thereafter should you wish to pay for the service.  Regardless of whether you choose to sign up with Les Mills, you can continue to utilise our weekly B:Active at Home timetable.  

At home workout videos

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Mind, the mental health charity,  has some helpful advice if you are worried about coronavirus and how it is affecting your wellbeing.

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