Coronavirus Information

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government can change quickly. Here at Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre we hope to return to pre-Covid operations once the virus is fully under control.

As from 19th July 2021, we will suggest that wearing a face covering in our centre is now optional. We appreciate some customers will continue to wear a face covering and some of our team members may choose to wear a face covering some or all the time.

We’d recommend that wherever possible you arrive dressed for your activity and shower at home, although our changing rooms will be available.

You’ll find supplies of hand sanitiser and wipes available in reception and throughout the centre.

Gym Sessions: 

Please note that from 19th of July there will no longer be a pre-booking requirement for Gym sessions at the Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre. All other sessions, including fitness classes, must still be booked online via the SMLC Active app, the leisure centre website ( or by calling the centre directly on 01749 – 346644.

– Bring a sweat towel to workouts for personal use.

– Please use the sprays and wipes for equipment.

– Please bring your own water bottle, our water fountains will be available.

Aside from respecting Government guidelines, we also ask that you look out for each other. If you feel unwell, please stay home and stay safe. If you have any concerns about visiting that you would like to discuss, our team will be happy to help and support you.

We love to help you hit your goals and help you enjoy activity, and now is no different. We look forward to your continued support of the Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre.

Ps.  It’s your centre and we value your feedback. Our best chance of putting something right is during your visit – our team is happy to hear what more we can do to make the environment the best and most reassuring it can be.

(pre 19th July 2021:)


In line with the Prime Minster’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’, we are excited to be planning the reopening of our facilities as follows:

12 April: Gym and Astro Pitch (for organised groups only)

19 April: Junior Trampoline Lessions

17 May: Group Exercise Classes, Indoor Sports, Casual Outdoor Sports

21 June: All other activities including children’s birthday parties and events

We hope that you are just as excited to get back to your fitness and sporting activities as we are!

New Opening Hours

From 12 April, we will be operating new opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 6.30am – 12pm & 3pm – 9pm

Weekends, 9am – 1pm

Covid Safety

On opening, we will once again be operating under all current Covid safety guidance, to keep all of our customers and staff safe.

To help with this, please can you remember to:

– Prebook any activities prior to arrival (online from 1 week before the activity date, or by phone once the Centre reopens on 12 April)

– Ensure social distancing at all times inside the building – activities are limited by number to ensure this is possible

– Follow the one-way system inside the building

– Wear a face covering / mask inside the building, other than during exercise

– Use the provided hand sanitiser regularly and equipment cleaner as needed

– Do not gather either inside or inside the building before or after your activity

– Follow any instructions from staff members

Membership Payments

For monthly paying members, we will be in touch with everyone directly regarding reinstating payments.


None of our team are currently working at the Leisure Centre, so if you have an urgent query about the information included above, please email:

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, and would like to thank all of our members, customers and supporters for their kindness and understanding during what has been a difficult time for many.

Wishing you all the very best, and until we see you next, stay safe and stay active!

For more information on how you can take action to protect yourself and others, you can visit the NHS and GOV.UK website by clicking on the links below.