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

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on the 22 February, we are pleased to provide you with an update on the reopening of Sport, Exercise and Health facilities.
The below table provides an update of when activity can resume in our facilities, subject to any further government guidance.

Stage 1:

8 March 


  • Coombe Dingle Reopens for school access only (outdoors)

29 March

  • All outdoor sport facilities reopen at Coombe Dingle (no spectators allowed)

Bookings and Services

  • Sports Medicine Clinic reopens
  • BSU club bookings restart and competitive fixtures allowed (no spectators)
  • External club bookings restart, and competitive fixtures allowed (no spectators)
  • Personal Training outdoors allowed

Stage 2:

No earlier than 12 April

Facilities  Bookings and Services
  • Swim School restarts
  • Memberships restart
  • Hospitality (outdoors) restarts – cricket/ hockey teas
  • Outdoor class programme allowed
  • Junior indoor sport restarts
Stage 3: No earlier than 17 May Facilities
  • Indoor Sports Centre (Sports Hall) reopens
Bookings and Services
  • Adult Tennis group coaching (rule of six applies)
  • Indoor BSU club booking restart
  • Class exercise programme restarts
  • Indoor competition allowed
  • Hospitality offer restarts in full

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.

Latest updates on our facilities, memberships and programmes

Sports Medicine Clinic

The Sports Medicine Clinic is currently unable to offer face-to-face treatment. However, from 29th March the clinic will be reopening for face-to-face appointments, at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex. Leading up the to 29th March we will continue to offer support in the form of virtual appointments.  

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