Using the Centre

North Herts Leisure Centre

We are planning to re-open but in order to maintain new regulations and keep everyone safe there will be some changes to how we operate, what is available and how you use the centre.

For Your Health and Wellbeing

  • Stay at home and self-isolate even if you only have minor symptoms such as; such as cough; headache; mild fever; Exercise cannot ‘sweat it out’

  • 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 persons in case they or you cough or sneeze spreading the virus through droplets.

One Way System & Circulation Areas

  • A new one-way system is operating throughout the centre, please follow the arrows on the floor.
  • Please come ready to work out if you are able to as changing room space will be limited
  • Members Fitness changing rooms will be unavailable due to refurbishment works
  • Lockers will also be limited so please plan not to be able to use them
  • Showers will also be limited and consideration should be given to how you may be able to do this away from the centre
  • Toilet availability will be limited and due to the layout of our centre we ask that you co-operate with others on maintaining social distance. Please always wash your hands thoroughly.
  • If you do require lift access then only 1 person in the lift at any one time unless you are from the same household.
  • Please be aware due to operations staff maybe required to move along corridors in both directions


Using The Gym

  • 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 to arrange your attendance.
  • In order to maintain fair usage sessions are 45mins for your activity.
  • The gym has been spaced out so that each station is at least 2 metres apart. To accommodate this, the gym has been re-arranged to maintain as much equipment as possible
  • Some gym equipment is in new parts of the centre / equipment spaced out
  • Please wipe down the machine / equipment before and after each use and replace any equipment back into its storage area. Only use paper towel to wipe the machines down.
  • Spotting and sharing of machines with those not from your household is not allowed so please be considerate to your fellow user over the time spent on a piece of equipment
  • Please bring your own mat if you wish to do any floor work



Inline with the government roadmap, classes will not be available in the centre until at least the 17th May.

In place of the classes members can access on demand classes through our digital members on the SSL Lifestyles app.


  • Upon re-opening only badminton will be available
  • Will not be hiring any equipment therefore you must bring your own equipment
  • If your activity is in the Sports Hall, you may experience noise (music and instruction) from exercise classes that have moved in to the hall.
  • Booking terms have changed for our re-opening and you can only book a maximum of 7 days in advance.
  • Other sporting activities will be reviewed on a weekly basis.



  • Numbers will be controlled and you will not be able to just ‘swipe in’. If you haven’t booked online for your Swim session you will have to register with reception to arrange your attendance.
  • Lane Swimming and Aqua Ed Swimming are the only activities running
  • In order to maintain fair usage sessions Lane swimming sessions are 45mins long.
  • Lanes will be double width to accommodate 2m distance.



  • AquaEd Weekday Evenings and Weekends, Customers will need to queue outside the centre and will be greeted by a member of staff who will guide you in. If your child is under 8 you will be allowed to stay on pool side or a holding area during your child’s swimming lessons. Parents of over 8s you will be required to wait in the carpark or join the AquaEd pick up queue also located at the front of the building. A member of the team will explain this on your arrival
  • AquaEd customers daytime during the week, you will enter the building as usual, there will be little change to your journey

Any customer observed not following the above code of conduct will be asked to leave the centre immediately by staff.

Note if you are showing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, headache or mild fever, for your safety and for the safety of you friends and their families, please stay at home.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Contact Us

Baldock Road, Letchworth, Herts SG6 2ER

01462 679 311

Fitness Opening Times

Mon - Fri 6.00am - 10.00pm
Sat 8.00am - 7.00pm
Sun 8.00am - 9.00pm

Pool Opening Times

Mon 6.30am - 10.00pm
Tues - Fri 6.30am - 10.00pm
Sat 11.00am - 7.00pm
Sun 7.00am - 5.30pm
Christmas hours Please visit the link in the footer

Getting Here

North Herts Leisure Centre is a 25 minute walk from Letchworth Train Station. The bus route can be found here. Car parking is available next to the centre and there is also an additional car park called Norton Common next door during busy periods.

Working in partnership with North Herts District Council.