Facility & Service Updates

What's Open at a glance.

Below is our most up-to-date information regarding the status of our facilities.

Olympia Closed
from 24 Dec
DISC Closed
from 24 Dec
Lochee Swimming &
Leisure Centre
Closed
from 24 Dec
Douglas Sports Centre Closed
from 24 Dec
Grove Swim &
Sports Centre
Opening TBC
St Paul's Swim
& Sports Centre
Opening TBC
Harris Swim &
Sports Centre
Opening TBC
Lynch Sports Centre Opening TBC McTaggart Gymnastics
Centre
Scot Gov Phase 4
Dundee Ice Arena Closed
from 24 Dec
Regional Performance Centre Closed
from 24 Dec
Menzieshill
Community Hub
Closed
from 24 Dec
Caird Park Golf Course Closed
from 24 Dec
Ancrum Outdoor Centre Closed
from 24 Dec
Camperdown Wildlife Centre Closed
from 24 Dec
Caird Hall Closed
from 24 Dec
Dundee City
Box Office
Closed
from 24 Dec
The McManus: Dundee's Art
Gallery and Museum
Closed
from 24 Dec
Collections Unit Scot Gov Phase 4 Burgh Halls Scot Gov Phase 4 Broughty Castle Museum Scot Gov Phase 4
Mills Observatory Scot Gov Phase 4 Old Steeple Scot Gov Phase 4 Central Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Ardler Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Arthurstone Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Blackness Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Broughty Ferry
Library
Closed
from 24 Dec
Charleston Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Coldside Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Douglas Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Fintry Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Hub Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Kirkton Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Lochee Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Menzieshill Library Closed
from 24 Dec
Whitfield Library Opening TBC    

Updated: 21/12/20

* All dates are correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.


FAQs relating to Leisure & Culture Dundee Facilities & Services

We want to take a moment to answer some of the frequently asked questions you may have regarding our facilities & services.


Friday 8th January 11:29

The Scottish Government has now put in place enhanced Level 4 restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19 in Scotland until at least the end of January 2021.

Before the Christmas break, we took the difficult decision to close all Leisure & Culture Dundee venues, activities and events to the public. These closures are likely to remain in place until at least 31 January 2021. This includes all Leisure and Sports facilities, indoors and outdoors, including Caird Park Golf Course, RPC Dundee, Dundee Ice Arena, Olympia and Camperdown Wildlife Centre. All Libraries are also closed along with The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, Broughty Castle Museum and Mills Observatory.

The Marryat Hall will continue to host the Dundee Blood Donor Centre during this time and full details of their opening times can be found by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions in relation to Leisure Active Gym and Golf Dundee memberships, Dundee City Box Office bookings, Library book loans together with information on all our facilities and services are available here.

Thanks for your continued support and patience at this time.


Monday 21st December 15:21

Covid-19 Update from Leisure & Culture Dundee.

Following the latest announcement from the Scottish Government to significantly tighten protections against Covid-19, mainland Scotland will be moving into Level 4 from 26 December 2020 for an initial three-week period.

As a result, the difficult decision has been taken to close all Leisure & Culture Dundee venues, activities and events temporarily from the planned closure on 24 December 2020 until at least 18 January 2021.

This includes all Leisure and Sports facilities, indoors and outdoors, such as Caird Park Golf Course, RPC Dundee, and Camperdown Wildlife Centre. All Libraries will also close along with The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

Anyone can still access home workouts, download ebooks and take part in other activities online at

www.leisureandculturedundee.com/coronavirus/resources


Friday 30th October 16:15

As Dundee will be placed in Level 3 of the Scottish Government's new Covid-19 protection guidance from Monday 2 November, all Leisure Active gym classes will be suspended from then until further notice, including Aquafit.

Similarly, group sport for over 18s is not possible indoors and so sports hall bookings and other group activities will only be available for under 18s at all our indoor venues.

All our gyms and pools that are currently open, will remain open throughout this period. However, we understand that keeping schools open for the safe education of young people is a priority. Under the Level 3 restrictions, schools remain open with enhanced protective measures in place. In order to support this, and in discussion with Dundee City Council, we have taken the decision to delay the opening of Swim & Sports Centres at Grove Academy, Harris Academy and St Paul's RC Academy.

As Visitor Attractions are allowed to remain open with protective measures in place, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum will be open 7 days from Monday 2 November.

We are working hard to confirm the restart of as many of our Sport Centre term time classes as soon as possible, such as Urban Moves Dance, Football and Tennis. Our programme coordinators will be in touch with participants to confirm details shortly.

We also intend to further enhance other offerings available during this time, such as online alternatives for fitness classes. In the meantime, there are over 200+ On Demand fitness classes available on our Leisureactive App, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Please note that opening times may change at short notice in line with Government guidance. We thank you for your continued patience and support.


Friday 30th October 13:47

Dundee will be placed in Level 3 of the Scottish Government's new Covid-19 protection guidance from Monday 2 November.

However, as Visitor Attractions are allowed to remain open in Level 3, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum will be open 7 days.

We have a range of protective measures in place for your safety and can't wait to welcome you to Scotland's Best Visitor Attraction.

We will be open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm

To plan your visit and find out more about our new exhibitions go to www.mcmanus.co.uk

Please note: There should be no non-essential travel into Dundee from other areas until at least November 10.


Tuesday 15th September 10:38

As part of Leisure & Culture Dundee's phased reopening plans, Douglas and Menzieshill Community Libraries will open today (Tuesday 15 September). Customers will be able to borrow, return and browse books and computer access will also be available. Computer access is slightly reduced in order to maintain social distancing rules. The opening hours are Tuesdays 2-5pm and Fridays 9am-1pm.

All opening times are subject to change in line with the latest Government guidance.


Tuesday 8th September 12:37

We plan to resume our Leisure & Sport classes for children and young people from Monday 19 October 2020 to coincide with the next school term. These include swimming lessons, Urban Moves Dance classes, Ready Steady Go - Early Years Activities and Sports Development classes such as Football, Athletics, Tennis, Netball, Gymnastics and Trampoline.

Booking information will be released in due course. Please check our website and social media for the latest details.

The resumption of classes is subject to change in line with the latest Government guidance.

Don't forget to check out our October Football Camp delivered in partnership with Dundee United Community Trust. Find out more at https://dundeeunitedct.class4kids.co.uk/camp/20


Wednesday 22nd July 09:16

Scotland's 'Best Visitor Attraction', The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum will be reopening on Thursday August 20.

Visitors and Dundonians alike will once again be able to experience Dundee's museum collection in eight beautiful open gallery spaces. The galleries act as the City's civic memory, housing fascinating individual items of art, which provide an engaging insight into the history of Dundee.

Read more


Tuesday 14th July 15:51

We welcome the Scottish Government announcement that the library sector can begin reopening from 15 July, as we cautiously move into Phase 3 of Scotland's route map. We are currently working on our reopening plans and have complex arrangements we need to make so that we can keep everyone safe. We will therefore not be opening libraries on that date. We will let you know about our phased approach to reopening soon. In the interim customers will not incur fines on any books they have out on loan. Thank you for your continued patience. Regular service updates will be posted on our website and on our social media channels.


Frequenty Asked Questions

Following the recent announcement regarding the closure of all Leisure & Culture Dundee facilities from December 24 to at least 18 January 2021, we wanted to take a moment to answer some of the questions you may have regarding our services.

Leisure & Sport

As our membership team are on Furlough, during this time we will be unavailable to deal with any membership requests. However please note no payments will be taken whilst our facilities are closed. Payments will only resume when our facilities reopen.

If you have paid for 3 or 12 months in advance your pre-paid membership will be extended in line with the period our facilities are close.

If you pay for your membership through payroll, we were unfortunately unable to make changes at this late stage. Therefore, December's deductions will still go ahead, rest assured you will be remunerated for this when we reopen.

It seems unfair for members to miss out on the full 12 months' worth of discount so we are extending the offer to June 2021. Again, all payments will resume when our facilities reopen.

During this temporary closure, the Leisureactive and Golf Dundee Membership Team will be on furlough. As a result of this we will be unable to answer your calls, emails or letters until the facilities are reopened.

We will be sending out emails as well as updating our webpage, social media pages and the app (search for 'leisureactive' on the App Store or the Play Store) with any new information when we return. You will also be able to find updates from Leisure and Culture Dundee here; http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/reopening-updates.

We would also urge you to check the following websites for the latest updates and guidance.

 

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

Our enquiry service has been temporarily suspended while we work to support our staff to establish homeworking. We hope to reinstate a limited service as soon as possible.

Full security and environmental monitoring procedures remain in place. We will be in touch with all lenders individually over the weeks ahead.

 

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Although Camperdown Wildlife Centre is currently closed to the public, the dedication of our zookeepers remains firmly in place and the day to day management of our animals’ welfare is second to none. As with every changing season our animals require appropriate care and with the coming arrival of spring, this year is no different. At this time, the zookeepers are busy working with our animals providing new nest materials, replacement perching, exact diet preparation, cleaning and enrichment additions to make sure that all of our animals are healthy and comfortable.We can't wait to welcome visitors back once we re-open.

 

Libraries

We know some of our customers rely on our libraries for their hearing aid batteries. If you need hearing aid batteries, NHS Tayside Audiology Department ask that you get in touch with Kings Cross Hospital and your hearing aid batteries will be posted out to you.

Kings Cross Hospital, Audiology Dept
Tel: 01382 596965

Please keep these in your care until we provide updated information on reopening. Look out for updates on our website

www.leisureandculturedundee.com

No, you will not incur any overdue fines.

Yes, please follow the link below and log in with your library card number and pin and books will be renewed for an extended period.

https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME

Requested items which are available for collection will be held for you until services resume. Please disregard any collection date you may have received.

The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books for borrowing on our, Databases and access to a multitude of online resources.

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/e-reading

If your child has an online library account we have a wide range of material suitable for all ages on our digital platforms including comics. We also offer  @BorrowBox for free ebooks and audiobooks

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/e-reading

While our facilities are closed to the public, we will be responding to emails sent to central.library @leisureandculturedundee.com. These services will be limited by staff availability, thank you for your patience.

All of our groups and activities are currently suspended. Look out for updates on our website

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com

No, all services are currently suspended. Look out for updates on our website

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library

No, all services are currently suspended. Look for updates on our website

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library

Our website will have the most up-to-date information. It is being updated continually as circumstances and staffing availability change. We announce many changes on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well. Our social media pages are open for all to view, no account or sign-in required.

While our facilities are closed to the public, we will be responding to emails sent to central.library @leisureandculturedundee.com. These services will be limited by staff availability, thank you for your patience.

Yes! Visit our Library Card page for information about how to sign up for a library card online. 

https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/JOIN

While our facilities are closed to the public, we will still be answering phones and email, and processing online library card applications. These services will be limited by staff availability, thank you for your patience.

Yes! This is a great time to check out all our digital services for e-learning ,e-newspapers and e-magazines as well as reference databases

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/eresources

Staff are unable to process holds on items in our branches while we are closed, so to avoid a backlog, we are temporarily disabling holds on physical items. However, you can still access and place holds on e-books and e-audiobooks.

Please email central.library@leisureandculturedundee.com giving name and borrower number and we will send a replacement PIN.

Yes! Visit our Library Card page for information about how to sign up for a library card online. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/JOIN.

 

Cultural Services

VACMA applicants who returned their signed letter of agreement prior to the closure of The McManus on Wednesday 18 March will receive their grant payment though it may be slightly delayed.

Those applicants who have not returned their signed letter of agreement should send it as soon as practical. We do not know when payment will be made to these applicants but will endeavour to forward this information when we have it.

The deadline for the next round for VACMA applications is Tuesday 2 February. You can download the application form and guidelines from our website www.leisureandculturedundee.com/vacma.

Applications and supporting material should be emailed to themcmanus@leisureandculturedundee.com.

Please note that images should be no larger than 1mb each and be attached as jpegs to your email. Alternatively, you can send via We Transfer or Dropbox. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt.

 

Dundee City Box Office

Yes, you will receive a refund in due course. The latest information is available at www.dundeebox.co.uk

Dates will be confirmed once finalised with the promoters/venues. The latest information on postponed shows is available at www.dundeebox.co.uk

All Concerts planned in March and up to and including 29 April 2020 are cancelled and the Box Office staff are working hard to refund all customers. Some other shows have been postponed or rescheduled. Our staff are working with promoters to bring you information asap. The latest information is available at www.leisureandculturedundee.com/culture/caird-hall

Please contact your point of purchase direct to make the request.

If you have booked tickets online during the closure and opted for your tickets to be mailed, there will be a delay until staff return to the office. Tickets will be issued as a priority once the office is reopened.

 

Golf Dundee

We have had a number of enquiries asking about golf and we would like to reiterate that our golf courses are currently closed to the public. In its latest measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has announced that everyone must now stay at home except in exceptional circumstances. There is a ban on the gathering of two or more people and Police Scotland are permitted to enforce these measures. We echo the words of Scottish Golf that while golf is an outdoor sport that allows players to exercise in the fresh air, the message to all of us is clear, we must stay home and play our part in containing the spread of COVID-19.

At the moment, greenstaff are allowed to carry out security checks and essential maintenance.

This is a difficult question to answer as the length of the lockdown will have an effect on how long it takes to get the courses playable. We will aim for this to be as short a time as possible. As soon as the greens, tees and fairways are 'playable' we aim to open the courses. With other areas such as bunkers, rough etc. coming into play as they are worked on.

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