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 leisure facilities as they reopen, will be open to both members and non-members

  • If you are an existing member and wish to return, you must reactivate your membership before your first visit. This will also reinstate your monthly Direct Debit payments. 
  • All gym and pool sessions and fitness classes for both members and non-members must be booked in advance. 
  • You will require a 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 - Closed until late this year as currently being used as an NHS vaccination site.

Swimming pools

Public lane swimming and family sessions will resume initially. Swimming  lessons will not return until later in the year. 

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 - Opening 12 July 2021 - Booking available from 5 July 2021
  • Heworth Leisure Centre - Opening 19 July 2021 - Booking available from 12 July 2021
  • Birtley Swimming Centre - Opening 19 July 2021 - Booking available from 12 July 2021
  • Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre - Closed until late this year as currently being used as an NHS vaccination site.

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 - Date to be confirmed
  • Heworth Leisure Centre - Date to be confirmed
  • Birtley Swimming Centre - Date to be confirmed
  • Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre - Closed until late this year as currently being used as an NHS vaccination site.

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. 

All those attending pre-booked sessions on our pitches or tracks must check in at the facility using the NHS Covid-19 app.

No changing facilities will be available, so please arrive ready to exercise. 

Reopening of further leisure facilities

The further reopening of our leisure centres is entirely dependent on our ability to maintain essential frontline Covid-19 response services.

It is also possible that facilities may close again at short notice if necessary to support our pandemic response.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.