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COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

Sport and leisure

Latest COVID-19 service arrangements affecting sport and leisure in South Ayrshire.

Further to the first minister announcement on 20th April, we're delighted to be able to welcome our customers back to our sport and leisure facilities from Monday 26th April. At this time we are able to offer fitness classes, gym sessions and lane/family swimming. All sessions must be booked online (with exception of Citadel gym, although we still recommend advance booking). 

Indoor fitness classes resumed on 17th May. View our fitness class timetable.

Latest updates (June 2021)

Phase 2 pre-school gymnastics

Due to the recent announcement that South Ayrshire will stay at level 2 the re-start of our pre-school gymnastics classes for 18 months - 3years has been delayed until further notice.

Pre-school gymnastics classes for 3 and 4 year olds will run as normal.

Citadel dry changing facilities

Due to the continued easing of the COVID-19 protection levels, we are pleased to announce that the Citadel dry changing rooms (first floor) will again be made available for use. Initially, this will be on a limited basis and will be closely monitored during a trial period to ensure all safety measures are being followed. It is anticipated that access will increase as restrictions ease.  

Until further notice, access to these changing facilities will only be available during the following times commencing from Monday 7th June;

Monday-Friday - 06:00-08:30
Saturday - 12:00-17:00

A maximum of 5 people will be allowed in each of the male or female changing areas at any one time. We ask that users continue to maintain 2m physical distancing at all times and wait until a space is available if there are already 5 people in the changing room when you enter. Cleaning materials will be made available for customers to use and we would ask that lockers/benches/equipment are wiped down after use. This will act as a supplement to our regular touchpoint cleaning performed by staff throughout the day and will support us all staying safe.


We are pleased to announce that we will be reintroducing badminton court bookings within the Citadel. Courts will be able to be booked online in 60 minute sessions. These will initially be available on a limited basis as follows from Monday 7th June;

Tuesday-Wednesday - 20:00 and 20:30
Saturday - 10:30, 12:30, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:00
Sunday - 12:30, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:00

As we start to reintroduce availability, there will be one single court available at each of the times outlined above. We ask that these courts are pre-booked and paid for online.

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Following current guidance, there will be a maximum of six players per court, from a maximum of 3 households. If you are playing doubles then you will not be permitted to switch partners and should therefore retain the same partner for the entire session (this will remain the case until South Ayrshire enters COVID Level 0 at which point unregulated singles and doubles will be permitted). The person responsible for making the booking for the session must also ensure that they retain details of everyone attending, in the event anyone in the group is contacted by Test and Protect. We would ask that all users bring their own equipment, do not swap racquets, wear a face covering entering/leaving the facility and ensure that good hand hygiene is maintained, using the hand sanitiser provided before, during and after your visit.

Casual bookings/payment

From Friday 4th June, we will be reintroducing the ability for users to book and pay for a single session. Customers will be able to book gym, swimming sessions as well as fitness classes and badminton courts. All sessions will be required to be booked online, in advance.

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Aqua Fit

As we move through the COVID protection levels and restrictions ease, we are keen to ensure we resume activities as quickly as possible, as it's safe to do so. We're delighted to announce the return of Aqua Fit, on a phased basis.

Classes will start w/c 7th June, as follows:

Prestwick Pool

Wednesday 10:30-11:15
Wednesday 11:15-12:00

Troon Pool

Thursday 18:00-18:45
Thursday 19:15-20:00

All classes are required to be booked and paid for online, up to seven days in advance. We anticipate being able to release more classes in the coming weeks and months at Citadel and more at Prestwick/Troon.

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