Bournemouth University appreciates that the coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic is a cause for concern for students, colleagues and the wider BU community. The welfare of our staff, students and visitor is the university’s highest priority and since early January we have been continuously monitoring the situation and liaising closely with Public Health England (PHE) and acting in line with their latest advice at all times.

We are currently in an unprecedented and ever changing situation with the coronavirus pandemic, and we appreciate this can be a cause of concern. Bournemouth University has been considering the impact of latest government advice related to Covid-19 on its operations, including the services provided by SportBU.

While the university remains open during this period, we have taken the decision that the campuses will be largely closed from 5pm today, Friday 20 March.  Therefore SportBU will be closing and all activities and access will cease until further notice.

I am sorry if this is a disappointment and hope that this is a fairly short-term measure. We will resume normal operations as soon as we able to do so.


Alarm Clock

SportBU Closed until 01 May 2020

*This is subject to change. Please watch this page for updates throughout this period 


*Both Lansdowne and Talbot Campuses are now fully closed as of 23/03/20. For further closure information please visit:


Departmental Updates

Academy of Performance Coaching

Level 2 Fitness Course (14 April 2020) : We’re looking to deliver online classes where possible. Links to these videos will be distributed to all confirmed attendees in due course.

Circuits (05 April 2020) and Sports Massage (ongoing) courses to be postponed until further notice. will be monitored throughout our closure

Campus Sport

All Campus Sports activities will be cancelled until further notice (social, courses, clubs and events) as deemed as grass routes level following on from NGB advice until the start of May.

We’re offering customers to postpone campus course bookings until after 01 May.

Campus League updates available via the following links:

5-a-side leagues:

11-a-side leagues:

Health & Wellbeing

Gym access, rehabilitation services, health and wellbeing services and facility bookings will re-commence when we return.

All bookings and memberships running during our closure will be addressed upon our return.

Performance Sport

Events: Sports Ball & Varsity

The university has taken the decision to cancel these events. We recognise that this may be disappointing, but believe it necessary to help keep our community safe. Please see the Varisty announcement below:

BUCS Fixtures

As of Tuesday evening BUCS announced the postponement of their events. This came after consultation with a number of BUCS sports, NGBs and taking advice from the most recent government announcement.

For the full article and more information per sport please Click Here

SportBU Kids

Please be aware all SportBU Kids activities have regrettably been cancelled until 01 May 2020. Please note that we are subject to BU & Government guidelines so this date could change.  We will do our best to keep you updated with any changes if they occur. 

Kids Camps

Easter Camps are Cancelled. Summer Kids Camps will be the only remaining 2020 holiday period to book onto and SuperSaturdays will endeavour to return in May. We will be offering postponement of your booking until the summer or refund options upon our return for any Easter Kids Camps booked so far.

Kids Parties

Birthday parties booked for March and April have been regrettably cancelled. Postponing your booking until the May onward or refund options will be available upon our return. We’ll do our best to contact each booking in due course.

Super Saturdays

All Weekend activities are now cancelled until further notice. We would like to reassure parents that any bookings before or after the Easter period can either be postponed until we return or we are offering refunds should parents wish.


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More Links…

Latest BU statements and updates

Official BU Coronavirus news

Events, PT Challenge, Food & Workout Diary

Health & Wellbeing Online Portal

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SportBU Staff Contact Details 

*The SportBU staff will still be monitoring their emails during this period, please visit the “Meet Us” page for details.