Phased reopening of GO Gateshead leisure facilities

To ensure your return to our leisure centres is safe and enjoyable, we have made some changes.  Before your first visit please review our health and safety measures.

All of our leisure centres have now reopened to both members and non-members, although some facilities remain unavailable and some activity programmes and timetables are still limited due to staff availability.

Direct Debit collections will restart from November. However, if you don't feel ready to return to our leisure centres, please email us at go@gateshead.gov.uk and your membership will remain frozen. 

Non-members need a free GO Gateshead card to book activities. 

Gyms

In advance of your first visit please familiarise yourself with our new gym rules.

The status of our gyms is:

  • Gateshead International Stadium - Open
  • Dunston Leisure Centre - Open
  • Gateshead Leisure Centre - Open
  • Heworth Leisure Centre - Open
  • Birtley Leisure Centre - Open (Operated by Lifestyle Fitness)
  • Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre - Open

Pre-booking is no longer needed for any of our gyms.

Swimming pools

Most of our pools are open for public lane swimming, family sessions and school programmes. Swimming lessons will not return until later in the year. 

Pre-booking is not needed for Swim for All sessions. Lane swimming must still be booked in advance, based on customer feedback which highlighted that most lane swimmers prefer to pre-book to manage the number of swimmers in each lane.

In advance of your first visit please familiarise yourself with our new pool rules.

The current status of our swimming pools is:

  • Dunston Leisure Centre - Open
  • Gateshead Leisure Centre - Open
  • Heworth Leisure Centre - Open
  • Birtley Swimming Centre - Open
  • Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre - Open

Fitness classes

In advance of your first visit please familiarise yourself with our new fitness class rules.

The current status of our fitness classes is:

  • Dunston Leisure Centre - Available
  • Gateshead Leisure Centre - Available
  • Heworth Leisure Centre - Available
  • Birtley Swimming Centre - Available
  • Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre - Available from 11 October

Where possible, please book your class in advance. However, if spaces are available, you can join a class by booking in at reception.

Saunas and steam rooms

  • Gateshead Leisure Centre - Reopening Monday 22 November (Poolside only)
  • Dunston Leisure Centre - Reopening Monday 22 November 
  • Gateshead International Stadium - Reopening Monday 22 November 
  • Birtley Leisure Centre - Reopening Monday 22 November 

Sports hall activities

  • Gateshead International Stadium - Available 
  • Gateshead Leisure Centre - To be confirmed
  • Birtley Leisure Centre - To be confirmed

Outdoor pitches and athletics tracks

  • Gateshead International Stadium - Open
  • Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre - Open

For session times and to make a booking, casual users, members and sports clubs should contact the appropriate leisure centre. 

Availability of leisure facilities

The availability of our leisure facilities depends heavily on our ability to maintain essential Council functions, including our Covid-19 response services. 

It is possible that facilities may need to close at short notice due to staff shortages or confirmed cases of Covid-19 at our sites.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.