Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

Leisure and cultural premises including school lets

Updated 7 January 2022

We apologise to all affected, but due to rising levels of Covid-related staff absence it is necessary to suspend all community lets in schools and some community hall lets from Monday 10 January until Sunday 30 January.

This is the result of the same pressures being faced by most employers, which are forcing the council and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture to review the services both organisations can provide at this time.

We continue to focus resources on essential and priority services. This includes SLC schools, where the same staff who provide janitorial, cleaning and catering services are also required if after-school lets are booked.

Also, suspending some hall lets on a temporary basis will allow SLLC to manage absences and relocate staff so they can continue to support other services, including the NHS response to the pandemic. SLLC will be able to accommodate some lets in larger halls such as Integrated Community Facilities and cultural venues, and bookings of outdoor synthetic pitches will be able to continue but with no access to changing rooms and limited access to toilet facilities.

Anyone with bookings affected by this will be contacted directly.

Both SLC and SLLC apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank residents and customers for their understanding.


Please see the full recovery plan for details. Government guidelines for masks and social distancing should be followed when using our facilities. 

For general sport and leisure information, please see our Leisure centre update.

Further updates can be found on South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's social media.  Follow @SLLeisCultureLeisure in South Lanarkshire on Facebook - or check their website at

Cultural venues and halls

Our five main culture venues are now open delivering a programme of performances, courses and classes, and conferences and events.  Our venues’ cafes are open for business as normal.


19 of 23 libraries are currently open.  Please see the library service update for details.

Swimming pools

8 of 9 swimming pools are open.  Blantyre is closed for maintenance.


15 of 19 gyms are now open with Stonelaw, Lesmahagow, and Uddingston scheduled to reopen later this month.

Hamilton Mausoleum

Hamilton Masoleum is currently closed for maintenance. 


Golf courses are open, please follow the current guidance if attending.