Leisure Centres – Roadmap to Recovery

After the roadmap out of the third lockdown was announced on Monday 22nd February 2021, we have outlined below details of the reopening of leisure centres.


No earlier than 29th March:




Outdoor sports facilities can reopen (3G pitches to reopen for regular, block bookings of organised sports). Organised outdoor sport allowed (children and adults). No casual use.


No earlier than 12th April:


Person swimming


Gyms and swimming pools, including swimming lessons, reopen for use individually or within household groups.


No earlier than 17th May:


Women doing yoga


Indoor group sports and exercise classes can begin again.


Easing of restrictions


The easing of restrictions is dependent on data. The Government will make further announcements to confirm the ease of restrictions around 7 days in advance of the new measures coming into force.

Read the Government’s full guidance.


Preparing for reopening


Please find Return to Play Guidance and COVID updates by NGB here.