Coronavirus (Covid-19) – latest information
Glasgow Life’s response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Updated Thursday 10 September at 3pm
Statement regarding the continued reopening of some of Glasgow Life’s venues:
- View our list of venues that are reopening to the public.
- View our list of venues that are reopening for essential services.
- Find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
The Scottish Government confirmed today (Thursday 10 September) that the country will remain in phase three of its route-map out of lockdown for at least another three weeks.
During this period, Glasgow Life will continue to work to the timetable published above in terms of reopening more venues across the city. However, all dates remain indicative and are subject to change in line with ongoing Scottish Government guidance.
In recent weeks, we have reopened Ibrox, Pollokshaws, Shettleston, Partick, Easterhouse, Drumchapel and Gorbals libraries to the public.
We have also reopened Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the Riverside Museum as well as outdoor pitches at Glasgow Club Scotstoun, Glasgow Green Football Centre and Toryglen Regional Football Centre. This follows the reintroduction of some outdoor golf, lawn bowls and tennis facilities earlier in the summer.
Next week (w/c 14 September), we are looking forward to welcoming the public back to the first of our indoor sports venues that are reopening – Glasgow Club Scotstoun and Glasgow Club Bellahouston. Visitors will be able to access the gym and fitness classes within these venues, but their swimming pools will remain closed for the time being. We’re also reopening the outdoor pitches at Glasgow Club Donald Dewar.
At the same time, we are continuing to plan the reopening of Glasgow Club Kelvin Hall and Glasgow Club Castlemilk (no pool access) from w/c September 21 as well as Tollcross International Swimming Centre and Glasgow Club Gorbals, where the swimming pools will reopen, from w/c September 28.
The reopening of these venues is an important milestone for Glasgow Life and for the city. As restrictions gradually ease it marks another step towards life after Covid-19 and we have had a very positive response from our customers. We are continuing to work with Glasgow City Council to review and prioritise which other venues and services we can restart or reopen and when.
As can be expected, the visitor experience within the venues we are reopening will be different for the foreseeable future. Over the weeks and months to come, we are asking the public to follow our new guidance with regards to accessing and moving around our venues, and to please book in advance when visiting our museums.
- This short video explains what visitors can expect in our libraries and museums.
- This short video will help members prepare for their return to Glasgow Club.
Most of all, we are encouraging people to keep themselves and others safe when visiting any of our venues by maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask or face covering, unless you have a legitimate reason not to do so. 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. Click on this link for more information regarding face covering exemptions.
As it has been from the outset of the pandemic, ensuring that the venues we reopen are safe for our staff and the public remains our priority. Covid-19 has already changed the way we live and work and there is much uncertainty about what lies ahead. We will continue to share information on what this means for Glasgow Life’s future as quickly as we can.
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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.