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Saints Sport Coronavirus Update

We understand the importance of people being active and the particular role sport and exercise can have on our physical and mental wellbeing and will continue a phased reopening of our facilities and services as restrictions are lifted, and when it is safe to do so. This will follow the latest Scottish Government advice, Sports Governing Body guidelines, and in a way that helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Reopening University sports facilities and services

This section of our website will provide all the information you need to know about which facilities are now open, what services and activities we have started to reintroduce and any guidelines you need to follow for safely participating in sport and physical activity.

We understand you may have questions relating to your membership, our facilities and our services. If you need to contact us please email and a member of the team will get back to you soon.

Tier 3 changes from Friday 13 November

Following the Scottish Government's announcement that Fife will be moving from level two to level three of Scotland's five-tier system from Friday 13 November, the following changes will apply:

Outdoor sport:

  • Children and Young people (u18 years): contact and non-contact sport and physical activity permitted
  • Adults (18+ years): Non-contact sport and physical activity permitted; contact sport and physical activity prohibited

Indoor sport:

  • Children and Young people (u18 years): contact and non-contact sport and physical activity permitted
  • Adults (18+ years): Indoor individual exercise only; no contact or non-contact group activity 

Festive Can DoFestive Sport Programme

Sunday 6 December - Sunday 17 January

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Festive Sport Programme as part of the University's Can Do initiative. Activities will run throughout the Winter break and have been designed to enable students, staff and members of the community to maintain an active lifestyle over the festive period.

Find out more!

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Outdoor sports facilities

Our outdoor sports facilities are now open to book, but under restrictions

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Indoor sports facilities

Indoor sports facilities at the University Sports Centre will open from Monday 31 August

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The main University gym at the Sports Centre will reopen on Wednesday 2 September subject to final checks

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Fitness classes

Our Saints Fitness class programme will resume from Monday 7 September

Men's hockey action

Club sport

Our game plan to keep you SAFE IN SPORT

Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons

Tennis lessons are now permitted to take place in Scotland and are now available to book through Saints Tennis

Stay up to date

Please be aware that guidance can change and restrictions may be reintroduced depending on the COVID protection level (tier). 

Please ensure you have checked the latest version of:

Privacy notice: COVID-19 track and trace

The University of St Andrews (“the University”) is collecting and recording the contact details of individuals who make use of the Saint Sports Facilities, to support NHS Scotland’s COVID-19 track and trace scheme.

Your contact details will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the premises around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Contacting people who might have been exposed to the virus is an important step in containing any spread.

For more information please see the full privacy notice accessed by the link below:

University of St Andrews Privacy Notice: COVID-19 Track and Trace (PDF, 65 KB)