Facility Availability

As a result of COVID-19, please be aware that sports facilities across campus, and the activities we offer with them, are currently subject to a number of restrictions. We will update this page as the situation within each facility changes.

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 to bring back sporting activities onto our campus in a safe and controlled environment for all involved.

As of the beginning of Autumn Term, we have opened all our sports facilities for our students, staff, campus partners and community.

All activities within our facilities will need to be booked in advance, including all training sessions, competitions, organised recreational activity, public swim and personal gym use.

Currently the only facilities exempt from this rule, and do not require an advanced book, are:

  • Ball Park
  • Games Park
  • Paddock

However as of Monday 14 September, the Government has placed restrictions on social gatherings with other households to be no more than six people.  This applies both indoors and outdoors.  Please note if you are a household of more than six people, you will all still be able to gather together without social distancing.  A household is either your flat in halls, or your student household.  In Halls you will be told clearly which household you are in.

If you’re interested in using one of our other facilities casually or making regular ‘COVID secure’ bookings please refer to the information below.

**PLEASE NOTE** It is compulsory to wear a face mask in the communal areas of our facilities.

Casual Bookings

Please be aware that currently we are only offering the following for causal use or facility bookings:

All bookings for these activities and classes can be made on the Loughborough Sport App

If you have any issues with the App please contact us HERE

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Regular ‘COVID secure’ Bookings

If you would like to make a block booking please enqire with Sport Bookings HERE 

Regular Bookings can be made for the following activities.  Please note, specific information will be required for each activity you’re looking to book.

Tennis Rule of 6 applies, per court or per bubble if more than 1 court booked. Can go above 6 if accompanied by a comprehensive risk assessment signed - Request here

Swimming, Swimming Pool Club lane hire – Risk assessment to be submitted following Swim England guidance - Request here 

Hockey, Hockey Water based for hockey club hire – Risk Assessment following England Hockey guidance - Request here 

Football, Risk Assessment required - Request here

Gymnastics, Risk Assessment required, maximum number of 20 in the centre. - Request here

Sports Hall Requests, SDW or Netball, Risk Assessment required - Request here

Currently we are unable to take regular bookings for athletics and cricket.  However we are trying to accommodate where we can, especially if possible to deliver your activity in a safe and controlled manner in line with Government guidelines.  Therefore if the activity you’re interested in is not listed above, please submit your enquiry HERE.

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