Our RESTART : SPORT roadmap sets out our plans for reopening and restarting activity on campus. We hope to be able to stick to the propsed timeline but as with everything we must remain flexible and adhere to government, University and NGB guidence.

Read the full information here 

This page will be kept updated as we move along the timeline with whats on offer and how to get involved.   

Returning to campus and LFT testing 

All students and staff should book to take two Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) at Sport Central before starting to use facilities on campus. If you then return to campus on a regular basis you should take two LFT tests weekly, between three and five days apart – you can find out more on our Continuous Covid-19 Testing FAQs.




Students based on campus over the Easter vacation can continue to access online workouts via our YouTube Channel and Instagram TV

Residents of University accommodation can book our BIG BOX OF SPORT  to use as a household or group of 6.

We will also be running a small number of our popular Household Sport sessions on outdoor spaces across City Campus.

Find out more about our Household Sport programme here



UPCOMING KEY DATE 2 : 12th April


Sport Central Gym and Pool will reopen on 12 April. In line with government guidance Group Exercise Classes will NOT recommence on this date so we will continue to offer live workouts on our members Facebook group. Gym and Swimming Pool

Gym and Pool sessions will need to be pre-booked via the Northumbria Sport App. Members can book one week in advance and non-members 3 days in advance.

Find out about our membership options


UPCOMING KEY DATE 3 : 19th April 

Club and Social Sport sessions

 Our Club and Social Sport activity will start to recommence after the Spring/Easter Break at the start of the Summer Term.

From the 19 April many of our Outdoor Club and Social Sport sessions will restart. These will be in line with sport specific NGB Roadmaps. All sessions will need to be pre-booked on the Northumbria Sport App. Sessions are available and FREE to all Northumbria students whether you have been a club member before or not – so as well as many students returning to sport, it’s a great way to try something new as well!

Campus Leagues

We aim to restart our football leagues from the 19 April once we have further guidance on the resumption of competitive fixtures from the NGB. Students can enter as a team or individual for a weekly fixture during the Summer Term at a cost of just £15 per person.

We also hope to introduce Touch Rugby Leagues for the Summer Term in a similar format

For further details visit the website




Indoor Club & Social Sport Sessions

Indoor Club and Social Sport sessions will start a phased return from 17 May based on NGB guidance with bookings required through the App.

Our Sport Session timetable will remain flexible, meaning sports will be added and removed based on movement along each sport specific roadmap as well as on insight from the club committee members as to student demand as we move into summer. 

Our Club Development Officers will be working closely with Club Committee members and Sport Activators regarding the restarting of specific sports, they will be in touch over the coming weeks.

Gym and Swimming Pool

We aim to restart face-to-face Group Exercise Classes as well as reopen the Sauna and Steam Room from the 17 May.