To ensure your return to our leisure centres are as easy and enjoyable as possible we have adapted the way we work. 

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

  • If you are an existing member, you must reactivate your membership  before your first visit. 
  • If you are not a member, you can join now.
  • If you are using the facilities as a non-member on a pay-as-you-go basis, please see our price list.
  • All gym and pool sessions and fitness classes for both members and non-members must be booked in advance. 

To help protect the health and safety of yourself and others please review our health and safety measures in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Gyms

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

The status of our gyms at present are:

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

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 status of our swimming pools at present are:

  • Dunston Leisure Centre - Open
  • Dunston Leisure Centre - Open
  • Blaydon Leisure Centre - To be confirmed
  • Gateshead Leisure Centre - To be confirmed
  • Heworth Leisure Centre - To be confirmed
  • Birtley Swimming Centre - To be confirmed. 

Instructor-led fitness classes

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

The status of our fitness classes at present are:

  • Dunston Leisure Centre - From Monday 17 May
  • Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre - To be confirmed
  • Gateshead Leisure Centre - To be confirmed
  • Heworth Leisure Centre - To be confirmed
  • Birtley Swimming Centre - To be confirmed. 

Outdoor pitches and athletics tracks

All outdoor facilities at Gateshead International Stadium and Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Centre are open for structured sports clubs only. 

Sports clubs should contact the facilities directly to discuss bookings.

No outdoor facilities are available for use by members and non-members until further notice. 

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, which are being supported by redeployed leisure colleagues, as well as virus transmission trends, case numbers, impact on NHS services and any emerging variants of concern.