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Last updated: 14 May 2020 at 11am

14 May 2020: All facilities, including outdoor courts, remain closed. 

22 April 2020: Join us on Sunday 26 April for the 2.6 Challenge, a national effort to raise money for UK charities who will suffer financially due to Covid-19. As the London Marathon was due to be this Sunday, and they currently hold the record for the most money raised for a single day event (£67million), 2.6 challenges all over the country are helping to contribute to the goal of beating this target, all around the theme of ‘2.6’ or ’26’. 

On Sunday, we are hosting two dedicated classes: GRIT at 10am, and Pilates at 11am, both 26 minutes each, and we invite you to join us. Simply access the class videos through our Facebook group, and participate, donate to a charity of choice if you can, and share your progress on the group!

We look forward to seeing your successes!

20 April 2020: The Sport & Fitness team are back working remotely from today, however, working from home does mean we are not able to access all of the usual systems so the extent to which we can solve your enquiry may be limited whilst the club is closed. Thank you for your patience and we hope to be able to see you soon. 

9 April 2020: Visit the Virtual Sport & Fitness Facebook group for workouts, classes, blogs and expert advice to keep you active over the Easter break. Please note: the University is closed between Friday 10 April and Monday 20 April, so any queries, comments or emails will be addressed when the team are back at work. We hope you are all staying safe and well. Thank you.

24 March 2020: Our new Facebook group is now live, bringing our member community together, virtually! Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing workout tips, blogs, live videos and everything in-between, many created by our Sport & Fitness team. This is also a platform for members to share their own content and we welcome contributions. We hope you find it useful. Join the club on Facebook.

23 March 2020: We are aware that many members have queries about memberships. Please know that we are working through all the emails as quickly as possible, but until we re-open and know the extent of the closure, there are limitations on what we can process. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

20 March 2020: The Sport & Fitness club has now closed until 1 June 2020 at the earliest. We would like to thank our members and users for their cooperation and understanding during the closure. Please ensure you check your emails and follow us on social media as we will be posting content to keep our Sport & Fitness community thriving (albeit virtually) during these difficult and uncertain times. 

19 March 2020: Sport & Fitness will be closing at 5pm on Friday 20 March. There will only be classes until 1pm and there will be no swimming lessons. It is still unknown for how long the Sport & Fitness club and Tiverton Gym will remain closed, although the University has advised campus will be closed until 1 June at the earliest. 

17 March 2020: With immediate effect, all Active Club sessions; Social Sport; Campus League; Try A Sport courses; Aqua Natal Classes; Club support classes (yoga and circuits); Junior Jiu Jitsu; Junior Sports Camp and Junior Martial Arts will be cancelled. If you had made an advance booking for any of these activities, you will be re-credited to use the voucher once the activities resume. 

17 March 2020: The University have decided to close Tiverton Gym at 2pm today in order to combine staff and cleaning resources across our two gyms. We apologise for the short notice. You will be able to use the gym at Sport & Fitness (on the main University campus) until that closes, which is currently expected on Friday 27 March, although we are monitoring the situation closely and this date may also be brought forward. It is currently unknown how long the Sport & Fitness club and Tiverton Gym will remain closed for. If you have any further questions, please contact: info@sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk 

16 March 2020: Due to the concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University have decided that UoB Sport & Fitness and Tiverton Gym will be closed temporarily from 27 March 2020. We are monitoring the national situation closely as it is developing rapidly; we will be in contact again if this date is brought forwards. Members will be contacted directly via email. 

 

 

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