Monday 2 August 2021
Updates on equipment hire at Sport, Exercise and Health facilities
The hire of equipment at Sport, Exercise and Health facilities (Indoor Sport Centre, Coombe Dingle Sports Complex and the Swimming Pool) has now resumed, including the use of shared yoga mats during fitness classes.
We are encouraging all visitors to use the cleaning supplies provided on site to wipe down all equipment before and after use, to help keep our community safe.
Monday 19 July 2021
Updates from Swim School and Tennis
It has been decided that while transmission in the wider population remains high there will be no change to how we operate Swim School at this time. We ask that you please continue to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Wear a face covering when inside University buildings.
- Keep to 2m social distancing when in the Richmond Building.
- Wait outside of the pool in the designated Swim School waiting area.
- Only one parent to attend with Swim School participant.
- Children should arrive "beach ready" for their session (swimwear under clothes to change poolside).
Full details of COVID policies in place at the Pool are available on our Swimming webpage.
University of Bristol Tennis
Students and staff are strongly encouraged to complete two lateral flow tests each week. Do not come to Coombe Dingle if you are displaying COVID symptoms.
- You must book in advance; this applies to casual court hire and coaching / camps.
- Face coverings are required when moving through the tennis centre.
- Spectators are permitted on site.
- Toilets and changing rooms are open and will be cleaned twice a day.
Parents of children booked on to camps in July and August will receive more information about COVID guidelines before each camp start date.
Full details of COVID policies in place with Tennis are available on our Tennis webpage.
Thursday 15 July 2021
We are please to be able to confirm that, following the Government announcement on 12 July, we will be making changes in our facilities. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for their patience whilst we have had to operate under COVID-secure procedures. We are glad that it is now safe for us to remove many of the restrictions and return to a more "normal" experience with us.
Changes at all facilities
- Wearing face coverings in indoor spaces will be expected, except when undertaking activity.
- Changing facilities will re-open across our sites.
- One-way systems in our buildings will be removed.
- Hand sanitiser will continue to be provided for our users and we highly recommend use when entering and exiting our facilities.
- Twice-daily cleaning will be continuing across all sites.
Facility specific updates:
|Facility||Impact from 19 July|
Indoor Sport Centre
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex
|Langford Campus Gym||
Thursday 8 June 2021
Latest update from University of Bristol Tennis
Guidelines for playing Tennis at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex have been updated. You are no longer required to wait outside at reception to be welcomed in, you can now enter the building and make your way to the court(s) at your sessions start time. Full guidelines can be found on our Tennis pages.
Please continue to arrive at the time of your booking - do not come to site early. Please only come to site if you have a confirmed booking. Face coverings are still required for adults when moving around out indoor facilities.
Friday 30 April 2021
Guidance on the use of exercise mats (in-person fitness classes)
To keep our community safe as we return to exercise over the coming months, we are asking all attendees to all indoor and outdoor Fitness Classes, including B:Active Campus and B:Active Residences classes, to bring their own exercise or yoga mat where the sessions requires one. We will not be providing shared mats during classes.
Mats are available to buy at the Indoor Sport Centre Welcome Desk.
Friday 5 March 2021
Reopening of University Sport facilities roadmap
The below table provides an update of when activity can resume in our facilities, subject to any further government guidance.
Bookings and Services
No earlier than 12 April
|Stage 3: No earlier than 17 May||Facilities
You can download our Sport, Exercise and Health reopening infographic here: Sport, Exercise and Health reopening infographic March 2021 (PDF, 285kB)
We will be re-commencing memberships and sports passes from 12 April, in line with the current Government Roadmap for reopening leisure facilities (dates may be subject to change if Government guidance is adjusted). Those who hold sports passes will receive further information regarding this via email shortly.
Unfortunately, we will not be permitted to resume our indoor exercise to music programme until 17th May. We will continue to provide access to both live and on-demand fitness sessions through our Active Online programme (via the S.E.H App) and will be resuming our outdoor based exercise sessions at Coombe Dingle from 12th April.