Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Loughborough Sport information for our students, staff, campus partners and community.
We are working with the Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK Sport, our National Governing Body partners and teams across Loughborough University on plans to bring back sporting activities onto our campus in a safe and controlled environment for all involved.
SDC staffing and work practices
Following the Government’s latest announcement and guidelines, from May 18 we will be bringing back a minimum number of staff onto campus to support the resumption of high-performance sport coaching and training activities. There will be constant reviews as the situation develops. Staff currently in furlough who are being brought back onto campus will be contacted by their line managers. There are no other currently planned changes to any SDC working arrangements. We are implementing new protocols for staff on campus; to ensure social distancing and facilities are operated safely. These will be communicated to all effected staff before any return to campus.
Lockdown activities and competitions
Keep active and entertained throughout the lockdown with Loughborough Sport. We’ve brought all our lockdown activity into one place; including free workouts and competitions, special offers on home workout equipment, challenges and exclusive prizes from some of your favourite brands. Plus, keep up to date and get involved with all the latest Loughborough Sport content.
Free home workouts and fitness challenges
We’ve partnered with the Technogym mywellness app to give all Loughborough students, alumni, staff, campus partners and our local community free daily workouts and challenges to compete in. Stay fit and active with daily workouts suitable for all levels of fitness.
Thank you for your support
We will continue to monitor the situation and work together to prioritise and reopen our facilities as soon as it is safe to do so. In these unprecedented and difficult times we ask everyone to stand together. We would like to thank each and every one of our members for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back onto our campus soon.
We recognise the valued support from our sport partners and the extraordinary commitment from colleagues who have enabled us to continue to operate up to this point.
Please bear with us while we begin to process the volume of enquires that this unprecedented event has created. Further information is outlined below;
We will not be issuing refunds, all memberships have been frozen and will become active as soon as our facilities reopen.
Academic year and 3 year memberships - Extended until 30 September 2020 with access to use any BUCS Universal gym facility until 31 August 2020. We are currently looking at options to enrol all our members onto the BUCS scheme remotely and will be in touch with more details shortly. These gyms will be available to use once the government has lifted the lockdown and it is safe to train in gyms.
Annual and short term memberships - These will be extended to account for the closure period. The credited time will be added to the end of your membership and we will confirm your new expiry date when we reopen.
Monthly paid memberberships - We will automatically restart direct debit and salary deduction payments once our facilities reopen, unless a request has been made to cancel through our cancellation form.
We will be directly contacting our members in due course when our facilities reopen to provide further information on opening times and membership status. To keep yourself fit and healthy at home, we are giving our members an exclusive and free 60-day trial of Les Mills on demand.
Casual sports bookings
We will be directly contacting all bookees in due course to rearrange to a suitable date when the sports facilities reopen.
Class/fitness credits used to book on to a class will be credited back onto the members account.
Credits will be applied to members who have paid for a class in advance to use when the fitness class programme resumes.
All class credits valid as of 20 March 2020 will be given an extended expiry date to account for the closure period. We will confirm your new expiry date when we reopen. Students will have their expiry date extended from the start of term 1.
Children's courses - Swim School, Mini Tennis and The Fitness Club
While our facilities remain closed all remaining lesson credits and class allocations will be frozen till the programmes return.
We will be emailing all of our members with the latest information to keep you informed when these classes will be running again.
While our facilities remain closed, we are unfortuantly not in a position to process refunds at this time.
Eligable refunds that are within our terms and conditions will be processed when our facilities reopen and may take upto 8 weeks to process.
The information and advice regarding Coronavirus is changing daily, therefore members are asked to continue to visit this site and regularly check the following websites for the latest updates and guidance:
- The University’s dedicated Coronavirus website for the latest policies and FAQ’s.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website
- GOV.UK website
- The World Health Organization
Updated 05 May 2020