In response to the recent government announcement on Saturday 19th December, we can now outline the impact that the new restrictions will have on our facilities and services. We will ensure all members and users are communicated with clearly and effectively to outline any impact to their service and what alternative solutions we can provide to deliver as consistent a service as possible over the coming weeks.

Oriam Fitness Suite

The gym will remain open until 4pm on Thursday 24th December. The gym will then be closed to all members for the duration of the Tier 4 restrictions. Members will be contacted via email regarding their membership payments or any extensions to their membership because of this closure. The re-opening of the gym will be reviewed in line with Government announcements and all members will be contacted directly via email regarding the re-opening of the facility.

Group Exercise Classes

Our group exercise timetable will continue to run in line with our alternative, on-line, group exercise service.  The on-line group exercise timetable can be viewed here, and all classes are bookable on-line or via the Our Oriam app for any current members.

Casual Sport

Existing and new casual sport bookings, indoors and outdoors, will be able to take place until 4pm on Thursday 24th December. The facility will be closed on the 25th December and from Friday 26th December we will be following government guidance and closing our indoor facilities, so no group sport activity will be permitted. All members and users will be contacted when casual groups sport is permitted following any government announcements.


The Oriam Bistro will remain open, offering light bites and takeaway options, until Thursday 24th December at 2pm. The Bistro will then close and remain so until the government review the Tier 4 restrictions.

Group Sport

Existing group sport bookings will be able to take place until 4pm on Thursday 24th December. Oriam is then closed from 25th – 27th December.

From Monday 28th December, group sport bookings will be restricted to the following groups:

We will be in contact with groups individually who fall into the above category, and outline what their sessions will look like throughout the duration of the Tier 4 restrictions.

We may look to review facility operational hours, and this could impact on existing session times booked between these dates. However, we will work with all groups who fall into the above category to ensure we are able to deliver their session(s).

Any groups that have bookings, but do not fall into the above category, will have the opportunity to either:

  • Keep their session(s) and adjust to a non-contact format, this applies to outdoor facilities only and groups travelling from within the City of Edinburgh
  • Move their session(s) to a date beyond the Tier 4 restrictions
  • Cancel their session(s)