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.
- Please click on this link to view reopening dates for Glasgow Life venues.
- You can also click on this link for more information about the reopening of our venues including answers to some frequently asked questions.
- Please be aware that advance booking online is still required for entry to our museums. You can book your free tickets here.
Updated Friday 16 July at 9am
Following the First Minister’s announcement that all areas of Scotland will move to Covid Protection Level Zero from Monday 19 July, we’ll be implementing some changes across our services.
All indoor public places will now adhere to physical distancing measures of one metre rather than two metres, and this will be the case in all Glasgow Life venues which have reopened including museums, libraries, and sports facilities.
In line with the Scottish Government's guidance, we are asking visitors to wear a face covering to keep themselves and others safe when visiting our venues. We recognise that some visitors may be exempt from wearing a face covering, and the Scottish Government has published guidance on the use of suitable face coverings and exemptions.
Within our sports venues, visitors will be required to wear a mask or face covering in all indoor areas except when participating in physical activities in our gyms and fitness studios.
Most venues will continue to operate a one-way system. Where one-way systems are not in place, please follow our directional signage. We ask that customers still follow the best practice of regularly washing their hands and using hand sanitiser where available.
Other improvements have been made for members using Glasgow Club facilities, and these can be viewed here.
Glasgow Life is using the Check In Scotland service, which aids businesses in collecting the contact details of visitors, customers and staff. This digital service allows NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service to conduct faster contact tracing and help stop the spread of Covid-19.
You can quickly and securely provide your contact details by scanning an official Test and Protect Check-in Scotland QR code poster via your smartphone camera or by downloading the Check in Scotland app. Anyone over the age of 12 can use the Check In Scotland service. The service is designed to take as few details from you as needed. Contact information can still be manually collected using the existing Test and Protect set up in venues if anyone enters the venue and cannot access Check In Scotland.
Use of Glasgow Life venues as Covid-19 testing and vaccination centres:
Several Glasgow Life venues are being used by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as part of the nationwide Covid-19 testing and vaccination programme. It is the NHS who will invite you to an appointment at a vaccination centre, not Glasgow City Council or Glasgow Life.
Please click on this link for information on Glasgow Life venues which are being used by the NHS.
Our reopening plans and dates are subject to change in line with ongoing Scottish Government guidance. We will continue to monitor and adhere to any changes to restrictions announced by the Scottish Government in the coming weeks.
We will continue to share our latest updates via this page and our social media channels, and we look forward to welcoming more visitors into our venues as we take the next step in the country’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.