Sports facilities and COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means there will be some changes to how you access sports facilities and services when the 2020/21 term begins.

If you are currently a member of the Sports Centre, you can also read our latest information about memberships, bookings and classes.

Access to facilities

Social distancing measures will help you stay safe while you work out. Our facilities will be open to students and staff, with outdoor pitches and indoor classes available. Some popular exercise classes will take place in large spaces. You will be able to improve your wellbeing outdoors through yoga and pilates classes. You can also train safely at our outdoor athletics track.

Walking and running on campus

You can take part in challenges that use our walking and running routes on campus. We may not be able to host our weekly ParkRun at the start of the semester – but you can still aim for your best 5k time!

Racquet sports

If you're a tennis fan, you will be able to take advantage of the six indoor tennis courts. You can also enjoy a game of badminton at our eight-court sports hall.

Meet new friends through sport

Our non-contact Intra Mural programme provides an opportunity to meet new friends. We have over 50 Student Sports Clubs that are already planning for the start of semester. They’re looking forward to getting you involved.

Don’t miss the chance to join our Sports’ Union Bazaar – it will provide you with the perfect opportunity to chat with the clubs and get involved in sports and activities you may never have tried before.

Online classes

Our virtual Be Active classes have been extremely popular and we will continue to develop the programme. You can enjoy Pilates, HIIT, Zumba, Yoga, Circuits, PiYo and much more, all from the comfort of your own room.

New facilities

Our new £20m sports complex is coming soon and due to open late 2020/early 2021.

Information for current members

The University's sports facilities and activities are currently closed. We thank you for your patience and understanding and we will provide relevant updates via our regular communication channels. 

Events

Any events scheduled to take place will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and organisers and participants will receive further updates over the coming weeks.

No cancellation charges will apply during the closure period and any advance booking payments will be refunded. If you have enquiries about an event, please contact sportbookings@stir.ac.uk.

Memberships

There are some important updates about membership fees because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures. Find out more below:

Membership fees paid by Direct Debit

All direct debits will be frozen with immediate effect and no money will be collected for the duration of the closure. You do not need to take any further action as we will administer the process.

Annual memberships

An extension will be applied to your membership equating to the duration of the closure period. If you are happy with this, you do not need to take any further action as we will administer the process.

Staff Salary Deductions

Monthly deductions will be frozen with immediate effect and no money will be deducted for the duration of the closure. You do not need to take any further action as we will administer the process in liaison with colleagues from Human Resources. All membership enquiries should be directed to sport.membership@stir.ac.uk.

Group/club memberships

If you would like a refund on the remainder of your annual membership, please contact us via sport.membership@stir.ac.uk. All group and club bookings are cancelled until further notice. Any booking payments made in advance will be refunded. Enquiries should be directed to sportbookings@stir.ac.uk.

General enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact sportreception@stir.ac.uk