Royston 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 


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 
  • 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.

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 we ask that you spend no longer than 1 hour 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
  • The instructor will guide you out of the gym at the end of your session


  • Upon re-opening only badminton and table tennis will be available for hire, no mixing of households.
  • 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. 


Inline with the government roadmap and current restrictions we will be running a reduced class timetable.

All workout classes will take place outside until restrictions are lifted no earlier than 17th May. 

In addition members can still access on demand and live stream classes through our through our digital membership on the SLL lifestyles app. Further information can be found here 


  • 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 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. 

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. 


  • Technogym fitness suite
  • Functional Area
  • Omnia
  • 4 court sports hall
  • 25 metre swimming pool

Memberships available

  • Monthly Swim Membership
  • Annual Swim Membership
  • Monthly Off Peak Membership
  • Annual Off Peak Membership
  • Monthly Peak Membership
  • Annual Peak Membership


  • Body Composition Scans
  • Personal Training
  • Lifestyles Programme
  • Exercise Referral
  • Technogym mywellness
  • AquaEd
  • SwimTag
  • Wild Camp Play Scheme

Contact Us

Woodcock Road, Royston, Herts, SG8 7XT

01763 255 190

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri (gym & sports) 6.00am - 10.00pm
Mon - Thur (pool) 6.00am - 10.00pm
Fri (pool) 6.00am - 8.00pm
Sat - Sun (pool & gym) 7.00am - 6.00pm
Sat - Sun (sports) 7.00am - 10.00pm

Getting Here

Royston Leisure Centre is a 17 minute walk from Royston Train Station. The bus route can be found here. Car parks are available around the centre and are free to members.

Working in partnership with North Hertfordshire District Council.