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Changes to Our Programme

Changes to our programme

Council IT Network Upgrade

The Council IT network will be taken down this coming weekend to apply an upgrade from: Saturday 24 October from 8.00am until Sunday 25 October 7.00pm.

During the above period, customers will not be able to book RSL facilities or activities online. Customers are advised to book by calling the centre direct. Please only visit our centres if you have an advance booking.

Please see below for details of any general programme changes.

We have been working hard on plans to reopen our leisure centres. We are pleased to announce that Reading Sport and Leisure (RSL) centres at Meadway Sports Centre, Palmer Park Sports Stadium and South Reading Leisure Centre, will reopen from Monday 3rd August.
It will be a phased reopening with the safety of the public and our staff as a top priority. We will be closely following the national guidance and governing body safety recommendations, including measures such as enhanced cleaning schedule at all centres and staff working in small ‘bubbles’ to reduce risk of transmission. You will also see safety guidance signage and where appropriate, queuing and one-way systems.

For further details see our Centre Re-opening Updates page.

For regular home based health and wellbeing tips and useful links please visit:

For exercise class changes please see our Class Changes page. For swimming programme changes see our Swimming Changes page.

During Reading school holidays and Bank Holidays our swimming pool timetables will change. Timetables are available to download on the bottom of our swimming page leading up to each holiday, and also to pick up in our Centres.

Everybody Active Cycling Sessions:
Due to events in the stadium, the Everybody Active Cycling sessions will operate in the park between 15 April - 23 July 2020. Please note: If the centre is closed during this period, sessions will not run and will be cancelled.

Christchurch Meadows Paddling Pool

The paddling pool at Christchurch Meadows will not reopen this season. Public safety has to remain our overriding priority with the virus still in circulation and the need to enforce safe social distancing would be extremely difficult in such a popular facility.

Leisure In Reading Is Changing For The Better!

We are investing to improve Reading’s leisure facilities.

Working in partnership with Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL), we are investing in Reading's Leisure Service to deliver:

Open by Summer 2022:
A new flag-ship leisure centre with 25m 8-lane pool
A new 25m 6-lane community pool at Palmer Park
Improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre and Meadway Sports Centre

Starting from Spring 2020 a high quality new service offer:
Free 'Reading Resident's Card' - with access to all Reading leisure centres
Up to 30% discounts for residents and up to 50% discount for concessions

Please continue to use your existing membership, activity or course as usual for now. We’ll keep you updated on any changes that will affect you and talk you through anything you need to know or do.

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