Covid-19 / Coronavirus Information

Leisure Centre reopenings

Opening Hours from Wednesday 14 July:

  Seven Towers Amphitheatre Larne Leisure Centre
Monday 7am – 8pm 6.30am - 8pm

8.30am – 8pm

Tuesday 8.30am – 9pm 6.30am – 8pm

8.30am – 8pm

Wednesday 7am – 8pm 6.30am – 8pm

8.30am – 8pm

Thursday

8.30am – 8pm

6.30am – 8pm

8.30am – 8pm

Friday

7am – 8pm

6.30am – 8pm

8.30am – 8pm

Saturday

10am - 3pm

9am - 3pm 9am - 3pm
Sunday

12noon - 4pm

11am - 3pm 11am - 3pm

Access to the centres is strictly by bookable session only for both members and non-members.

Sessions can be booked 7 days in advance.

Membership Details

MEActive Memberships will be reactivated for booking from Friday 23 April, however due to continued restrictions on some activities, there will be no payment required until 1 June 2021. All MEActive Members will have received a letter or email containing more information. 

How to book!

Advance booking is essential, members and casuals are asked to register and book online. To set up registration click the link below and follow the instructions

Book Online

Registration instructions

Already a member?

  • Select Book Online
  • Select Register
  • Enter email address
  • Select a password
  • Agree to Terms & Conditions
  • Select register
  • An email confirmation will be sent to your email address, follow instructions on email to complete registration

Casual User

  • Select Join Now
  • Enter all contact details
  • Select Next Step
  • Receipt of registration confirmation
  • Email confirmation will be received to complete registration and set up password (please check junk/spam mail also)

On completion of registration, you will be able to download the mobile app to your phone. Mobile app Get MEActive is available from both Google Play and Apple Store.

If you have any problems getting registered please email MEActive@midandeastantrim.gov.uk for assistance.

Attending the Pool

You must:

  • Book your swimming session in advance either using the MEActive App or by booking online 
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your swimming gear on under your clothes and shower at home, you will go directly to the poolside and get ready for your swim, there will be limited facilities available, in essential circumstances only, for getting dried and changed after your swimming session
  • Our lanes will be signed: Fast – Medium - Slow
  • Pick your lane and follow the swimming direction. All swimmers should stay in their lane and refrain from overtaking or coming into contact with other swimmers.
  • All users must follow staff guidance at all times.

Attending the Gym

  • Book a time that suits you using the MEActive App.
  • Arrive on time. If you arrive early, you’ll need to queue outside and if you arrive late, you won’t be allowed access to the leisure centre.
  • Be changed into your activity clothes and shower at home, there will be no changing or showering facilities available.
  • Bring your own water bottle, towel and hand sanitiser. (Water fountains will not be in use)

Staff members will aim to keep our centres cleaned for your safe use, you can help by adopting the following:

  • Use the hand sanitising stations that are placed throughout the building when entering the centre and before using the equipment.
  • Follow staff direction and any one-way signage in place for member’s safe use, where possible a one-way system has been introduced for your safety. Follow all directional signage or instruction from a members of staff.
  • Wipe down machines or equipment before and after each use.

Sessions in the fitness suite will last up to 45 minutes with a 15-minute turnaround time allowing for staff to clean and sanitise the equipment.  

MEActive Membership

Wanting to become a member?

Join up here

All memberships are currently on hold, when the Council are reactivating payments members will be contacted by email or letter to advise.

If you feel you are not ready to return to our leisure centres, you can continue your membership freeze: to do this please email: MEActive@midandeastantrim.gov.uk  with your name, membership number and date of birth. 

FAQ’s

I have a MEActive membership, what options do I have?

Your MEActive Memberships will be reactivated for booking prior to Friday 23 April, however due to continued restrictions on some activities, there will be no payment required until 1 June 2021 - all MEActive Members will have received a letter/email containing more information. 

When will MEA Centre’s reopen?

Larne Leisure Centre, Amphitheatre and Seven Towers Leisure Centre Gyms will reopen Friday 30 April for individual training only. Our pools will reopen Friday 7 May for individual swimming only.

Do I need to book to use the gym or attend a class?

Yes, booking is essential; there will be strictly no access without prior booking.

How long does a gym session last?

Gym sessions are 45minutes with a 15-minute gap for cleaning and sanitising equipment.

Are showers and changing facilities available?

No, showering and changing facilities (including lockers) remain closed with designated toilet provision available at all centres. Please come changed for your session and leave swiftly after it is complete. 

How do I contact someone if I have a problem?

If you have any problems registering or have a query, please email: MEActive@midandeastantrim.gov.uk for assistance.

How do I book?

How to register online

Notice

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a type of virus called coronavirus. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, everyone should be trying to follow social distancing measures as much as possible

Like seasonal flu, the same public health advice applies for COVID-19: if you cough or sneeze, use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose, throw it away carefully after use, and wash your hands.

The best way to prevent the spread of infections, including COVID-19, is good personal hygiene. This means washing your hands well and often, using soap and water and drying them with paper towels.

Catch it, bin it, kill it

You should NOT attend the Centre If you have any of the following symptoms:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough
  • a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste

You should stay at home and contact NHS 111 for further advice.