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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.

Please note: Due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, there may be some last minute changes to our venues, programmes and events. Your safety and that of our staff is our priority. Please stay safe.

Follow the links below for the latest updates on venue opening dates and times.

Latest update –
Wednesday 19 January 2022

Celtic Connections 2022 update:

We warmly welcome the Scottish Government's confirmation that live indoor performances can proceed without capacity limits in Scotland from Monday 24 January.

We have more than 50 shows still programmed between then and Sunday 6 February, which we cannot wait to stage for you. These exciting and eclectic performances are going to be truly unforgettable and are made all the more special given the recent uncertainty.

Tickets for these in-person shows are on sale now and we would encourage everyone who is able to support the festival to join us over the next three weeks for some magical live music once again.

We can also now confirm festival passes for our digital programme will be on sale from 3pm on Friday (21 January).

Priced at £25, a digital ticket will give people access to at least 12 hours of exclusive filmed live content from across the festival for a three-week period starting Wednesday 26 January. Celtic Rovers will also be able to take advantage of their 10% discount. More detail about artists included in the online programme will be revealed when tickets go on sale.

The safety of audiences, artists and suppliers is central to all of our plans and we are continually working with the Scottish Government and venues to ensure we put all necessary public health measures in place for Celtic Connections 2022. For more information and to book tickets, visit

Glasgow Libraries update:

We have confirmed the reopening dates for five more of Glasgow's community libraries. The Couper Institute Library, Library @ GoMA, Maryhill Library and Whiteinch Library will all reopen on Monday 24 January.

We have also made adaptations to the building Barmulloch Library is in, which is currently being used as a Covid vaccination centre, with the library set to reopen on Monday 31 January.

The reopening of these five libraries has been made possible thanks to the Scottish Government's Public Library Covid Recovery Fund, administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

This means that every Glasgow library now has a projected reopening date. Elder Park and Woodside Libraries are planned to reopen this year following significant investment and refurbishment.

As it has been throughout the pandemic, the health and wellbeing of our staff and the public remains our priority. All reopening plans are contingent on staff availability and ensuring services can be delivered safely, and in-line with Scottish Government guidance.

Further information on the services available at all Glasgow libraries can be found at and we will continue to share our latest updates via this page and our social media channels. 

Use of face coverings within Glasgow Life venues:

In line with the Scottish Government's guidance, we are asking visitors to continue 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.

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. Please click on this link for information on Glasgow Life venues which are being used by the NHS.

You can also follow Glasgow Life on TwitterFacebookInstagram 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 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 over the past 22 months, which has helped us to continue delivering vital work in communities across the city during the most challenging of times. You can continue to help us by donating here.