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COVID-19 reopening

Leisure services update - national lockdown from 5 January

Following the introduction of a national lockdown from 5 January, Wiltshire Council's leisure centres, and those operated by Places Leisure, are now closed until further notice.

The council will follow the government's updates closely and hope to be able to reopen leisure centres as soon as they are allowed to do so.

All members at a Wiltshire Council leisure centre will have their membership automatically frozen, at no cost, until the centres are able to reopen. Direct debit members had their January payment processed today, 5 January, and due to the timing of the lockdown announcement, the council was unable to prevent this. The council will roll-over this payment to when the centres reopen, so customers will not lose this payment. Direct debit customers are requested to not cancel their direct debit at the bank as the roll-over of the January payment will happen automatically when we reopen.

Annual memberships inc leisure card members will be extended by the duration of the lockdown.

The council will be communicating with all members by email with further details as soon as possible, and updates will be posted here.

All other leisure community activities will also temporarily cease during lockdown; including Active Health, Get Wiltshire Walking, Walking Sports, Ability Sports, Street Games and the Healthier Communities programmes.

Communities can still get access to a host of online activities including a range of group exercise classes, walking sports and This Girl Can sessions. These can be found at. The Active Health programme will also be delivered online and participants will be contacted directly about this.

For a wider array of resources, activities and ways to keep people and their families physically and mentally active during lockdown, they can visit our webpage

Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: "We are very sorry that we are once again having to close our leisure centres, but it is critical that we do everything we can to keep our residents safe.

"By all following the government guidelines, we will hopefully be able to reopen our centres as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are some great ideas on ways to help keep physically and mentally active from home, so please do take a look at our active communities webpage for some inspiration."

If people have any queries or enquiries, they can contact the leisure services directly via email at leisureadmin@wiltshire.gov.uk. All leisure centre contact details can be found .

Information about Places Leisure centres can be found here.

Further updates will be posted in due course

Other information

Online group exercise classes

We are continuing to deliver our weekly group exercise class programme, delivered online through the Microsoft Teams platform. Free to members and non-members. 

Resources to support physical and mental health 

There has never been a better time to start a new hobby, try something new, start a more active routine at home, learn something different or do something you've always wanted to do. There are a whole range of resources and information on a wide variety of subjects in our Active Communities resources.

Contact details

Visit the Contact us page for leisure centre contact details.