Using the Centre

Sandy Sports Centre

In line with current government guidance and to ensure Lifestyles@Sandy remains Covid 19 secure you will notice some changes to how we operate, what is available and how you use and navigate the centre.


For Your Health and Wellbeing 

  • Stay at home and self-isolate even if you only have minor symptoms such as; a cough, headache, mild fever or loss of taste and or smell.
  • Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub to kill any viruses that may be on your hands. 
  • Please make sure you have washed and / or sanitised your hands before entering your activity session. We have extra sanitiser stations around the centre but we also recommend that you bring your own.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other people in case they or you cough or sneeze spreading the virus through droplets.
  • Whilst in the building, follow guidance on social distancing, direction of travel and other risk control measures that are put in place. 

Car Park, building entry and restrictions in place

  • The pavement that runs to the side of the sports hall from the car park to the centres reception will form the main access point to the building.


Main reception, One Way System & Circulation Areas

  • One queue will be in place to gain entry to the centre
  • Expect to see clear partitions in place to shield our receptionists and we encourage all transactions to be contactless
  • A one- way system is operating throughout the centre, please follow the arrows on the floor. 
  • Leaving the centre will be via marked fire exits in relevant activity areas 
  • Some doors around the building will be marked as entry, exit or out of use


Toilets changing rooms and shower provision

  • Gym change including showers are closed.
  • Please come ready to work out as changing rooms will be closed
  • Lockers will also be out of use, so please come with as few personal belongings as possible. 
  • Toilet availability will be limited and due to the layout of our centre we ask that you co-operate with others on maintaining social distancing. 


Area’s currently out of use

  • Sports hall
  • Bar
  • Dance studio
  • Drama studio
  • Squash courts



  • Upon re-opening the sports hall will not be available.
  • Astroturf will be open, but clubs and bookings will need to have up to date information and risk assessments in place for Covid-19. 
  • Booking terms and conditions apply and are subject to change.
  • All sporting activities will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • To maximise space, some activities will be in different areas (see timetable for details).


Activities currently not running

  • Holiday Activities
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Squash
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis


  • The gym has had a refurbishment during the period of closure, with all new strength and cardiovascular equipment added. 
  • Numbers will be controlled and you will not be able to just ‘swipe in’. If you haven’t booked online for your gym session you will have to register with reception and they will book you in if there is space to do so. 
  • In order to maintain fair usage sessions are bookable on the hour, every hour
  • We have re-arranged the gym to facilitate social spacing however, some high risk contact/ equipment has been removed.
  • Please wipe down the machines / equipment before and after each use and replace any equipment back into its designated area.  
  • No personal towels are to be brought in, only use blue roll and paper towels to wipe the machines / equipment down.  
  • Spotting and sharing of machines with members of your household or social bubble only.
  • Please be considerate to your fellow users over the time spent on a piece of equipment.
  • There is not a one way system in place to allow more fluidity around the gyms therefore we ask you keep a safe distance from other gym users. 
  • Please bring your own mat if you wish to do any floor work


  • The class numbers have been reduced to allow social spacing and customer welfare.
  • Please view the online timetable for booking of classes as this will always be up to date
  • Please check start times as these may change and do not enter the centre until 5 minutes before your class.
  • Some classes may be streamed online.
  • Please bring your own mat where possible.
  • To maximise space, a few classes will be in a different locations (see timetable for details).
  • Booking terms and conditions apply and are subject to change.
  • The class programme will be reviewed regularly.
  • No personal towels are to be brought in, only use blue roll and paper towels
  • Waiting areas have been created using social distancing tape outside of the Jenkins pavilion. Your instructor will come and collect you for your class.




Any customer observed not following the above Covid secure measures will be asked to leave the centre immediately by staff. 

We look forward to seeing you all soon.


Contact Us

Engayne Avenue, Sandy, Beds SG19 1BL

01767 681 872

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 6.00am - 10.00pm
Sat - Sun 8.00am - 8.00pm

Getting Here

Please click here to view the local bus timetable. You can view the map for this route here.

Working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council.