Safe use of sports facilities

We are currently closed to the public but our residents can use some of our sports facilities following guidance. This guidance is likely to change (either further relaxation or re-tightening of restrictions) and all residents intending to make use of facilities must read (or re-read) the Government guidance before doing so. Click here to read the Government guidance.

Last updated 3 December 2020

Continued restrictions
The gym, squash and tennis courts are open, with restrictions.


All those using our sports facilities must strictly comply with the Government guidance at all times: further relaxation and the avoidance of the re-tightening of restrictions will only be possible if our strict adherence leads to the continued reduction on the spread of the virus. 

Currenty the Government Guidance allows use of such facilities provided that: 

  • You are symptom free.
  • You wash or sanitise hands before, after and regularly during using the facilities.
  • You avoid sharing equipment.
  • You avoid touching communal surfaces as far as possible.
  • The Changing Rooms and all indoor facilities (apart from toilets) remain closed.
  • Notices are displayed at each facility to remind users of their responsibilities.

Specific activities

Each of the following activities has been risk assessed, and those living at Wolfson are now able to make use of the facilities provided that they comply with the principles outlined above, and the further specific measures detailed below:

Please note that as of Thursday 5 November the College will not provide equipment for outdoor sports such as tennis and croquet.

The tennis courts should be booked via the usual online system. Click here to book the tennis courts.

  • Play with those from the same household or with no more than 5 other people from a different household and remaining a minimum of 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Play doubles tennis with people from outside of your household as long as you remain 2 metres apart.
  • Racquets and balls should not be shared where possible, and, if absolutely necessary, hands should be sanitised between use (cleaning chemicals are provided in the boathouse). Tennis players should sanitise their hands before and after, and at regular intervals during use or after touching any communal surfaces.
  • If facilities are in use, you will need to return at a later time to maintain safety.

Please note that as of Thursday 5 November the College will not provide equipment for outdoor sports such as tennis and croquet.

Play with members of the same household or with no more than 5 other people from a different household and remain a minimum of 2 metres apart at all times.

  • All croquet equipment must be cleaned by players (with anti-bac wipes or cleaning chemical provided in the boathouse) before and after use.
  • Players must wash or sanitise their hands before, after, and at regular intervals during use or after touching any communal surfaces.

Please note that as of Thursday 5 November the College will not provide equipment for outdoor sports such as tennis and croquet.

Take part in activity alone, with members of your own household or with up to no more than 5 other people from outside your household (remaining a minimum of 2 metres apart).

  • Sports field users must sanitise their hands before, after and at regular intervals during use or after touching any communal surfaces.
  • Any equipment used during activities, i.e. frisbee, rugby ball, etc., must be thoroughly cleaned before and after use. 

Please note that as of Thursday 5 November the College will not provide equipment for outdoor sports such as tennis and croquet.

Basketball courts use should be booked via the usual online system. Click here to book the basketball courts.

  • If facilities are in use, you will need to return at a later time to maintain safety.
  • Play with members of the same household or with no more than 5 other people from outside your household (remaining a minimum of 2 metres apart at all times). Sanitise hands before and after playing, as well as during any breaks in activity. Basketballs must be thoroughly cleaned before and after use.

The gym, squash and tennis courts are open, with restrictions.

The gym, squash and tennis courts are open, with restrictions.

Keys should be collected as normal from the lodge, these are sanitised after each use and placed in an envelope for collection. Please return them in the envelope provided.

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