Covid-19 Updates

At the GFM we have been working hard to ensure we can open safely and are regularly adapting with government updates.

Below are a few things we have in place to make sure your visit to site is as comfortable as possible.

Hand Sanitiser

Wall mounted sanitiser stations are located in all entrance areas and throughout our facilities

Social Distancing

Signs are displayed encouraging social distancing, as well as some floor markings in key areas

Staggered arrivals

We have worked closely with our hire groups to ensure we have limited the amount of visitors arriving on site at the same time.

Reduced Capacities

Activities and venues are operating on reduced capacities to support the safety of users in line with social distancing guidance

Booking systems

All casual users of the site are asked to book in advance and supply details for track and trace

Face Coverings

These must be warn when entering any of our facilities, and should be covering both the mouth and nose

NHS QR Code

These are displayed at all of our hired sites so everyone can check in when they visit us.

If you haven't already, we strongly encourage everyone to download the app and start checking in when you're out and about.

We are so excited that we can begin our staggered reopening of the facilities!

Here is a guide to our phased opening;

Monday 29th March 2021*(At the earliest)

Outdoor spaces including the grass pitches, netball courts and all weather pitch will be available for organised activity for Children and Adult groups.

No indoor activity is available

Monday 12th April 2021* (At the earliest)

Badminton courts can be booked for same household groups only

Indoor spaces including sports halls, gymnasiums, dance studios, swimming pool etc will be available for organised activity for Children only. These will remain on lower capacities to ensure social distancing can take place throughout. (No indoor adult groups can be booked at this stage.)

Monday 17th May 2021* (At the earliest)

Fitness Suite will reopen on a pre-book only system

Badminton courts can be booked for up to 6 people or 2 household groups only

All facilities indoor and outdoors will be available for organised activity for Children and Adult groups


*Please note that we will be operating as a drop off and collection only system, with no spectators for any activity including outdoors. Parents/carers bringing children to activities will be asked to wait in their vehicle, or off site. This is to keep numbers to a minimum on site in care for the Health and Safety of all users whilst we are still moving out of the pandemic.


Monday 19th July 2021 (At the earliest)

All facilities indoor and outdoors will be available for hire.

Capacities for venues will increase inline with government guidance for removing social distancing restriction.

We are looking to return public and family swimming sessions at this stage


Please stay safe, stay active and we look forward to seeing you soon.