UoC Active Reopening - Monday 3rd August 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will reopen our gyms from Monday 3 August 2020. Our partners at Better Leisure and Salt Ayre have begun reopening their leisure centres too (please check individual websites for more details). Please be aware of the following important information for use of the university gyms:

Return to the main UoC Active page for details of locations, facilities and memberships.



Firstly, and most importantly, you MUST book a one-hour slot in advance to use the UoC gym. This should be done by email or calling the number below. Spaces might not be available for those who don’t book in advance. Our working hours are limited so if you call and there is no reply, please send us an email. Also note the following:



If you have a student membership with us, this will resume until it expires on 31 August 2020 as originally scheduled. For the four months of closure, students will be able to claim a £50.00 refund on their memberships. You will receive an email from us regarding this, including a form you will need to complete to claim your refund.

If you are a staff member using the wage reduction scheme to pay for your membership, your payments will resume from August 2020. There is the option to defer the resumption of your membership for one month if you are not yet ready to return to the gym. Please email us if you would like to do this. Your membership and payments would then resume in September.

For any members who paid the annual fee your membership will be extended by 4 months.



Carlisle:  Open Monday – Friday 12pm-7pm (no weekend opening)

Gym booking slots available:

Email: Carlislesportscentre@cumbria.ac.uk or call 01228 616006 


Lancaster: Open Monday – Friday 12pm-10pm (no weekend opening)

Gym booking slots available:

Email: Lancastersportscomplex@cumbria.ac.uk  or call 01524 590841


Sports hall/Astroturf bookings

We are monitoring all of our sport governing bodies for information as to when recreational activity can safely restart. Currently, indoor activity is very restricted, but some bookings can take place with new measures. Contact the sports team for more information regarding this.



If you have any queries do not hesitate to get in touch with the team:

Email: Carlislesportscentre@cumbria.ac.uk or call 01228 616006

Email: Lancastersportscomplex@cumbria.ac.uk  or call 01524 590841

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