UoP student lifting weights at the gym

Coronavirus advice and updates

Our facilities are currently closed due to the current lockdown, we hope to reopen soon to help you stay active

St. Paul’s Gym and Spinnaker Sports Centre remain closed, Langstone Sports Site will be reopening for certain block bookings.

We’re sure you will have seen the recent announcements of the third national lockdown. Our indoor sports facilities will remain closed, Spinnaker Sports Centre is currently being used as a COVID testing facility. Langstone Sports Site will be open at certain times for Portsmouth Football Club bookings under the elite sport and elite pathway provision.

How does this affect me?

Health and fitness memberships

All health and fitness memberships have been frozen and you will not be charged until we re-open. Members on fixed term memberships such as our 1, 3, 6 and 12-month memberships will have the time added to the end of your membership - ready to use when we re-open. Payments have been stopped for direct-debit and staff deduction members and will be reinstated when we re-open.

Indoor and outdoor facilities

St Paul's Gym will remain closed until further notice. 

Spinnaker Sports Centre will be closed to support mass testing. All fitness classes will remain online.

Langstone Sports Site will be open for Portsmouth Football Club bookings only.

Sports club activity

All delivery of physical sports club activity will not restart until further notice. For the most up to date information and activities please follow @UOPsport and @TeamUOP on Instagram and join our Team UOP Facebook group.

FREE live classes, on-demand workouts and our back catalogue

Simply join our Health and Fitness group where Zoom class information can be found.  

We have over 10 months worth of fitness classes in a range of areas - be sure to check them out on our Facebook page.

Looking after your mental health

For some, this can be a worrying time and we’re keen to ensure as well as physical health you look after your mental health. Student Minds have some great advice during this difficult time, here are some tips to stay healthy.

  • Create a daily routine, exercise, set meal times, time to work and time to stay in contact.
  • Do things you enjoy, read, watch Netflix, or why not learn a new skill?
  • Stay in touch with friends and family, phone people, Skype or Facetime.
  • Keeping up to date with information can help you feel in control, but do take breaks from social media if it gets too much and listen to reputable news items (gov.uk)
  • Keep up to date with the University, it can help to have a focus and it’s a great time to do some distraction-free revision.

General coronavirus guidance

For detailed information about the preparations the University is making in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – and for answers to any questions you might have about the current situation – please visit the University's Coronavirus Information page.

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