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What sports services are reopening and when

COVID-19: Sports update - May 2021

Following government guidance, some of our sports and fitness centres (including pools) have now been able to reopen.

We are currently following the government's 'roadmap' for the reopening of our services.

Reduced capacity

Each facility area will reopen with a reduced operating capacity to enable us to comply with social distancing and ensure the safety of both customers and staff.

Visiting us 

All attendances must be booked in advance either online, via the App or by phone and may be done so up to 7 days in advance.

Also, ensure you have read our What you need to know before you visit our sports centres guidance.

We are currently following the government’s 'roadmap' for the reopening of our services. Step 3 has been implemented where possible, and we now await government confirmation of when step 4 can be implemented.

All of our sports and fitness centres will be operating NHS Test and Trace, as per government legislation. When visiting our centres, we encourage you to scan the NHS QR code and you will be asked to provide your name and contact details so you can be notified if you have been exposed to the virus. 

Service areas reopened as at 17 May 2021

Unless stated, all other areas remain closed. For your safety, capacity restrictions are in place.

Pools on the Park
Facility areas reopened Pre-bookable activities
Outdoor pool only (grounds remain closed) Lane swimming only
Main pool Lane swimming or family sessions, swimming lessons
Teaching pool Family sessions, swimming lessons
Gym Pre-booked gym sessions only
Indoor cycling (classes held in a marquee, accessed from a side gate next to the cafe) Pre-booked cycling sessions only
Studio Pre-booked group exercise classes only
Cafe Sisi Open for both takeaway and eat-in food and drink. Cafe customers will need to register (for Track and Trace) if they wish to consume food and drink on site.
Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre
Facility areas reopened Pre-bookable activities
Main pool Lane swimming or family sessions, swimming lessons
Learner pool Family sessions, swimming lessons
Hydrotherapy pool Pre-booked hydro sessions - for people who require supported exercise as part of a rehabilitation programme. General swimming is not permitted.
Gym Pre-booked gym sessions only
Spin studio Pre-booked spin classes only
Studio Pre-booked group exercise classes only
Shene Sports and Fitness Centre
Facility areas reopened Pre-bookable activities
All weather pitch Existing block bookings with pre-booked pitch hire only
Gym Pre-booked gym sessions only
Studios Pre-booked group exercise and indoor cycling classes only
Whitton Sports and Fitness Centre
Facility areas reopened Pre-bookable activities
3G pitch at Lincoln Field Existing block bookings with pre-booked pitch hire only
Teddington Sports Centre
Facility areas reopened Pre-bookable activities
All weather pitch Existing block bookings with pre-booked pitch hire only
Beach volleyball courts Existing block bookings with pre-booked courts only
Tennis courts Pre-booked court hire only

Hampton, Whitton, Teddington and Shene Sports and Fitness Centres - All areas

We are continuing to work with the schools to understand the detail of their revised operating model and agree a safe and secure way for the Sports Centres to reopen.

Further updates will appear here as we have them.

Swim school update

View current Swim School information.

NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard qualification)

These training courses are currently on hold and will resume later in the year. If you would like to register your interest in attending the next course, please email leisure@richmond.gov.uk.

Facilities and activities not available yet

The following facilities and activities remain closed or suspended and we hope to reopen these as soon as its safe to do so:

  • Health Suite at Pools on the Park
  • Outdoor grounds at Pools on the Park
  • Viewing galleries at both Pools on the Park and Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre
  • Adult and Junior courses at Sports Centres
  • Children's Birthday Parties
  • NPLQ Training

Up to: Sports

Updated: 09 June 2021