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 23 February at 5pm
The Scottish Government has introduced an updated Strategic Framework and an initial timescale for the easing of restrictions, with a more detailed version of the framework to be published in mid-March.
Indicative dates show that the majority of Glasgow Life’s venues will need to stay closed until at least late April, in accordance with the ‘stay at home’ guidance still in place across mainland Scotland.
Click on this link for information on Glasgow Life venues which are closed.
Some of our venues have remained open throughout the pandemic for activity which is permitted by the Government, including essential childcare and emergency food distribution, and this will continue over the coming weeks. Additionally, some outdoor sport facilities offering activities which comply with the revised guidelines will stay open, as will some venues which accommodate professional and elite sport clubs and organisations.
A number of Glasgow Life venues are also being used by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as part of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme. For more information on this, please see below.
As Government guidance changes, we will continue to share our latest updates through our social media channels and on this page.
As it has been throughout the 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.
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
- Annual (pre-paid) memberships will be extended by a month
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.
For those of you keen to work out and keep fit while our sports venues remain closed, then remember you can always join us at Glasgow Club Online. With our online memberships you have access to 29 live classes per week as well as on-demand access to previous live and pre-recorded workouts. We also offer a discount on Les Mills OnDemand memberships as well as a discount on home workout equipment from our friends at Physical Company.
Our Premium membership costs just £10 a month and we offer a free Get Active membership for our more vulnerable service users, which includes access to five easy and low-impact exercise classes each week. For more information, and to sign up, visit glasgowclub.online
All Glasgow Libraries are closed to the public as required by the latest Government guidance and, in common with almost every other library service in Scotland, we are not currently offering a click and collect service for book borrowing.
However, 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. Click here to get started.
If you, or someone you know, needs help to get online or improve their digital skills, you can call our free Digital Support helpline on 0800 158 3974. Lines are open Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 4.30pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 1pm.
We also have a Universal Credit helpline to support you with making or maintaining your Universal Credit claim. The service is completely free and is available with translation support for non-English speakers. Please call 0808 169 9901, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Our school librarians and Family Learning Team are continuing to support the schools they work with to provide resources for online learning as well as for those pupils who are attending school.
Use of Glasgow Life venues as Covid-19 mass vaccination centres
Four Glasgow Life venues, Glasgow Clubs Castlemilk, Donald Dewar and Easterhouse as well as Barmulloch Community Centre, are now being used as part of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme. All are operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and it is the NHS who will invite you to an appointment at a vaccination centre, not Glasgow City Council or Glasgow Life.
Click on this link for information on Glasgow Life venues which are being used by the NHS.
All of the city’s mass vaccination centres are wheelchair accessible and are located at:
- NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital on the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), Stobcross Road, G3 8YW
- Barmulloch Community Centre, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, Glasgow, G21 3PX
- Glasgow Club Donald Dewar, 200-220 Garscadden Road, Drumchapel, G15 8SX
- Glasgow Club Easterhouse, 47 Auchinlea Road, Easterhouse, G34 9PQ
- Glasgow Club Castlemilk, 10 Dougrie Road, Castlemilk, G45 9NF
Attending one of Glasgow’s mass vaccination centres
- Only attend at a vaccination centre if you have an appointment. You will be turned away without an appointment.
- Remember to take proof of your appointment (your letter, email or text).
- Wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) and observe social distancing.
- Try to arrive no more than 10 minutes before your appointment. Due to the high number of people being vaccinated, a queuing system will be in place. This may be outdoors at some point, so please dress for Glasgow's weather, but wear short sleeves below coats / jumpers to make the vaccination process easier.
- If you need a carer to help you at your appointment you are welcome to bring one.
Travelling to and parking at Glasgow’s mass vaccination centres
- Information on how to get to all of Glasgow's vaccination centres by public transport is available from a new Traveline Scotland helpline. Call 0141 465 1878 to speak to someone who can help (calls will be charged at local rates).
- The route of the Stagecoach X19 bus service has been extended to take in the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital. This service also passes Glasgow Club Easterhouse.
- People with mobility issues can use SPT's bookable, door-to-door MyBus service. Registration is required prior to booking and advance booking is recommended, as capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements. Details are available at www.spt.co.uk/bus/mybus or by phone on 0345 128 4025.
- Free parking is available at City Parking's SSE Hydro car park adjacent to the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital. Limited free parking is also available at the other locations.
For more information
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.
Beware of Covid vaccination scams. Please remember, no-one should ever ask you to pay for a Covid-19 vaccination. The injections are provided by the NHS and are completely free.
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.
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.