Welcoming you back

Service update: Spring Term 2022

Our two on-campus fitness facilities, the Falmer Sports Complex and Sport Centre, are both fully open - with many of our COVID-secure measures remaining in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time. 

We recognise that, although things are changing nationally, there is a need for continued caution.

Many of our current safety measures will remain in place. For example, we ask that everyone continues to wear masks and hand sanitize regularly. 

You no longer need to book visits in advance, and can simply 'drop-in' to our fitness rooms (classes and courts can still be booked in advance, according to your membership booking rights).

We will continue to closely monitor the local situation and remain vigilant, while maintaining the highest service standards. Your safety is our priority and we may make changes to our current policies based on the evolving situation.

Remember, stay home if you’re unwell. Please don’t come into the facilities if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

What facilities and services are available?

The Sport Centre and Falmer Sports Complex are open for fitness room (gym) visits, indoor and outdoor sports and group exercise classes.

You no longer need to book in advance for fitness room (gym visits), and can simply drop-in to use the facilities. Classes and racket sport courts can still be booked in advance - either online or by phone.

You can view our timetable live online to check the availability of group exercise classes ahead of booking.

Our changing rooms, showers, lockers and water fountains are fully open.

Our therapy room at the Sport Centre has reopened and appointments can be booked.

Spectators are welcome back from Monday 2 August, but we ask that you wear face masks. 

Is car parking affected at either site?

Car parking is open at both sites and is managed by the Transport Team in SEF. You can find their latest updates online.

Normal campus parking charges apply at both sites.

What will happen to my membership if Sussexsport has to close because of Covid-19?

If you have paid for your membership in advance (as a student, public or alumni member, or as a member of staff on a fixed term contract), and we have to close our facilities because of government-instructed Covid-19 restrictions, we will freeze your membership from the date of closure.

We will then either extend your membership to cover the closure time once we reopen or, if preferred, offer a pro-rata refund for the closure period.

If you're a staff member and pay by salary deduction and we have to close because of govenment-instructed Covid-19 restrictions, we will freeze your membership with immediate effect and advise payroll to pause your payments. We will reactivate your membership and commence salary deduction payments when we reopen, unless you advise us otherwise.

Is Active US still running?

Yes, our weekly Active US social sports timetable is up and running.

We'll be keeping in touch with you on our social channels, so please make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information and news on events.

Is the Therapy Room open?

Our Therapy Room and Sports Injury Clinic - which operate from the Sport Centre - is back open and our practitioners are taking bookings.

You can find the most up-to-date information on our Therapy Room and Sports Injury Clinic webpages.

Is the discounted swimming offer for staff and students still available?

Yes, discounted swimming is available at Brighton & Hove pools only, but the availability of pools will depend on Freedom Leisure centres - who we partner with to offer our discounted swims.

Please check Freedom's website ahead of your visit to confirm their schedules. 

You can find out more about our discounted swim offer on our webpages.

When will the Students' Union sports clubs resume training and BUCS fixtures?

Student sports clubs can now resume training on campus. The Students' Union have been in touch with club members with more information.

For more information, please contact the Students' Union who run the student sports clubs and societies.

Are your children's activities running?

Yes, we're pleased to announce that our children's activities are back on, with activities on over the summer holidays. You can find out more information, including how to book online, on our webpages