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 Friday 30 April 2021 at 10am
In line with the Scottish Government's timetable for easing restrictions, Glasgow Life has begun reopening more than 90 city facilities and this will continue over the coming weeks and months.
Please click on this link to view the full list of venues and sites we are planning to reopen and indicative dates. You can also click on this link to find answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the reopening of our venues.
As it has been throughout the pandemic, our priority will be to ensure that the return of our staff and the public is managed safely. Our reopening plans are subject to local infection rates and Glasgow remaining in, or below, level three of the Government’s Covid-19 protection levels. All dates are subject to change in line with ongoing Scottish Government guidance.
Visiting our venues when they reopen
The experience within the venues we are reopening will continue to be different for the foreseeable future and capacities will be reduced.
Please continue to follow the guidance we have put in place for your safety with regards to accessing and moving around our venues. Please also be aware that Glasgow Club facilities and activities are only available to members who have reinstated their membership and for some venues, particularly our sports facilities and museums, advanced booking will be required. You can find information on how to book within our Frequently Asked Questions above.
Most of all, we are encouraging people to keep themselves and others safe when visiting any of our venues by maintaining physical 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.
Please click on this link to watch our short welcome back video, which explains what you can expect when you return to our venues. You can also click on this link to hear from some of our first customers and visitors about what it means to be back.
Due to existing Covid-19 restrictions, not all of Glasgow Life’s services are currently available. This includes indoor fitness classes and contact sport for over 18s. We will continue to monitor and adhere to any changes to restrictions announced by the Scottish Government in the coming weeks.
Use of Glasgow Life venues as Covid-19 testing and vaccination centres:
A number of Glasgow Life venues are also 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.
If you have questions about your vaccination (for example, if you need to change your appointment), these should be directed to NHS Inform's Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline, which is available every day from 8am to 8pm on 0800 030 8013.
We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date regarding our response to Covid-19 and our reopening plans so, whether you need it now or in the near future, it could be worth a bookmark.
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.