Epping Forest

Coronavirus information

These centres will be closed from Sunday 20th December 2020 in line with Government restrictions.

Please be assured that all membership and lesson payments will be frozen immediately, but some may already be 'in flight' from your bank. In such cases, we will adjust your next applicable payment accordingly. All paid for bookings will be automatically refunded. You can find out more in our closure FAQs here.

Annual and subscription members will be upgraded, free of charge, to the Essential Studio membership, offering 165 on demand workouts plus up to 30% discount on 1,000+ live streamed classes, for as long as the centre remains closed. Just log into the Places Locker Virtual Studio using your normal log in details to get started.

Please be aware that we are reacting in real time to the Government announcements and we’ll do our very best to respond as quickly as possible. Please bear with us if it takes a little longer to set up the Virtual Studio upgrade or update sessions in the booking system over this very busy period.

The guidance on this page is for the centres below:

Epping Sports Centre

Loughton Leisure Centre

Ongar Leisure Centre

Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

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Availability of facilities and activities

Find your centre below to see the status of current activities and facilities. For more guidance on our response to coronavirus, please visit our information hub

Epping Sports Centre
Facility Status
Gym

Closed

Studio classes

Closed

Swimming
lessons

Lessons are temporarily stopped and payments will be frozen immediately.

Badminton Closed
Squash

Closed

Gymnastics

Lessons are temporarily stopped and payments will be frozen immediately.


Please find information on changing facilities for this centre when it's open:

Swimming

Changing rooms and showers will be available after your session only, so please arrive to your session swim-ready. Hair dryers will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available.

Gym and studio class sessions

Changing rooms and showers will be unavailable for members attending gym and studio class sessions. Hair dryers will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available. We ask that you bring minimal belongings into your session with you as we cannot currently allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios. We encourage you to bring your own mat to sessions.

 

Loughton Leisure Centre
Facility Status
Gym

Closed

Studio classes

Closed

Lane swimming

Closed

Swimming
lessons

Lessons are temporarily stopped and payments will be frozen immediately.

 

Please find information on changing facilities for this centre when it's open:

Swimming

Changing rooms and showers will be available after your session only, so please arrive to your session swim-ready. Hair dryers will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available.

Gym and studio class sessions

Changing rooms and showers will be unavailable for members attending gym and studio class sessions. Hair dryers will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be unavailable. We ask that you bring minimal belongings into your session with you as we cannot currently allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios. We encourage you to bring your own mat to sessions.

 

Ongar Leisure Centre
Facility Status
Gym

Closed

Studio classes Closed
Lane swimming Closed
Swimming
lessons

Lessons are temporarily stopped and payments will be frozen immediately.

Badminton Closed
Gymnastics Closed


Please note:
Ongar Leisure Centre is undergoing building maintenance works, which may affect its re-opening date.

Please find information on changing facilities for this centre when it's open:

Gym and studio class sessions

A changing room will be available for use before and after your session but showers will not be available. We ask that where possible you arrive to your session ready to go. Hair dryers will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available. We ask that you bring minimal belongings into your session with you as we cannot currently allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios. We encourage you to bring your own mat to sessions.

  

Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre
Facility Status
Gym

Closed

Studio classes

Closed

Lane swimming

Closed

Swimming
lessons

Lessons are temporarily stopped and payments will be frozen immediately.

Cafe (takeaway only)

Closed


Please find information on changing facilities for this centre when it's open:

Swimming

Changing rooms and showers will be available after your session only, so please arrive to your session swim-ready. Hair dryers will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available.

Gym and studio class sessions

Changing rooms and showers will be unavailable for members attending gym and studio class sessions. Hair dryers will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available. We ask that you bring minimal belongings into your session with you as we cannot currently allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios. We encourage you to bring your own mat to sessions.

 

Still have questions?

For more information, please visit our information hub