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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Latest Information

Coronavirus - Latest Information

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – latest information

Glasgow Life’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This page will be updated regularly regarding the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on our services. Please bookmark this page and check back often to keep up-to-date with our latest messaging.

Updated Tuesday 5 January at 5pm

As is mandatory under the Scottish Government’s enhanced level four restrictions for managing Covid-19 and in accordance with the ‘stay at home’ guidance now in place across mainland Scotland, our museums, libraries, Glasgow Club gyms and Tramway will remain temporarily closed to the public until at least the end of January.

Click on this link for information on Glasgow Life venues that are closed during January

Although we expect to be in a position to reopen some of our venues at the beginning of February, it’s important to note that the Government has not ruled out an extension to the current restrictions. The timescale for reopening any Glasgow Life venues is entirely dependent on guidance from the Scottish Government allowing us to do so.

At this time, some of our venues will remain open to support activity which is permitted by the Government within the enhanced restrictions. This includes community centres delivering essential childcare and venues supporting tenants who deliver permitted activities, such as emergency food distribution.

Additionally, some outdoor sport facilities, which offer activities that comply with the Government’s revised guidelines, will also open as will some venues which accommodate professional and elite sport clubs and organisations.

As Government guidance changes, we will continue to share our latest updates through our social media channels and on this page.

What this means for Glasgow Club members 

Glasgow Club venues will remain closed and all outdoor fitness classes are currently suspended:

  • There’s no need to contact us individually
  • We will NOT be charging your direct debit in January
  • Annual (pre-paid) memberships will be extended by a month

We’ll keep a close eye on Government guidance over the coming weeks and be ready to bring back all the fun and fitness Glasgow Club has to offer just as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Most of you have been able to enjoy some of the benefits of Glasgow Club membership since September and we’d like to thank you for your support in November when we collected our first payment since March 2020.

We will continue to offer activities at including our free remote and online support for older adults and those with health conditions, which is only possible thanks to your kind donations. If you’d like to make a donation to support Glasgow Life with transforming lives through sport and physical activity click here.

Glasgow Libraries

Our eLibrary has a huge range of digital content available 24/7 for work, study and pleasure. You can access over 12,000 eBooks and audiobooks, 100 popular magazine titles and 15 million songs, all of which are free and available to download to your phone, PC or tablet.

We also have a huge range of free eLearning resources to help boost your knowledge, business, study and research, using your library card. Click here to get started.

Celtic Connections 2021

Some of the biggest names from Scotland’s music scene and across the world are set to perform as part of this year’s Celtic Connections festival from Friday 15 January until Tuesday 2 February. The very best of traditional folk and roots music has always been at the core of Celtic Connections; uniting global cultures and musical talent.

In light of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s event is taking place as an innovative digital first festival; bringing the spectacular sights and sounds of Celtic into your home and directly to your device, with a series of specially commissioned performances broadcast over 19 days from across many of Glasgow’s iconic venues. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health and wellbeing of all Glasgow Life staff and the public remains our priority. We will continue to follow the Government’s guidance and ensure that safety is at the heart of how we operate in the current environment.

We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date regarding our response to Covid-19. So whether you need it now, or in the near future, it could be worth a bookmark. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin for our latest updates.

British Sign Language (BSL) users: For more information and the latest updates on Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council services during the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the dedicated BSL section of the council’s website.

Support us: As one of Scotland’s largest charities, Glasgow Life is hugely grateful for the support it has received during the coronavirus pandemic, which has helped us to continue vital work in communities across the city during the most challenging of times. You can continue to help us by donating here.