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Coronavirus: Council Services & Facilities

Information about Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council's services and facilities due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

Face Coverings for Public in Council Facilities

For everyone’s safety, we will be asking our customers to wear face coverings when entering and moving around Council facilities including leisure centres, community centres and exhibition spaces. However, customers will not need to wear a face covering during exercise or activities.

Additional signage and a supply of face coverings will be provided at entrances to facilities. Floor markings will also encourage social distancing when queuing for activities and marshalling will help during peak times.


With the rapid changing situation around COVID-19, the Council’s Strategic Response Team are meeting regularly to review and respond to the guidance issued by the NI Executive.
The tabs to the left or below will provide information regarding any changes to our services and facilities during this time.
Following the latest announcement from the NI Executive please note the following changes to our services:


Our leisure facilities will close from Thursday 24 December (inclusive) for the Christmas holidays. Following the NI Executive’s recent announcement, our leisure facilities will remain closed for six weeks.

All membership fees have been suspended until further notice. 

Don't forget, our online catalogue of FREE fitness classes, MORE Live is available to help you keep MORE Active, MORE often.


Weddings, Civil Partnerships and Funeral Services

  • From Monday 19 October, weddings and civil partnerships will be limited to 25 people

  • From Friday 16 October, funeral and commitals will be limited to 25 people with no pre or post-funeral gatherings

To protect you and your family, as well as reduce the pressures on our health service, it is vitally important you follow government instructions on face coverings and social distancing.

Information about COVID-19 and its impact in Northern Ireland can be found on the NI Direct website.

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