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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 on Wednesday 14 October 2020, please note the following changes to our services which will take effect from Friday 16 October 2020 except where stated: 


  • Our fitness suites and swimming pools remain open.
  • Indoor sports and group activities including fitness classes, racquet sports are suspended.
  • Outdoor sports including 3G, Synthetic and Grass Pitches are closed.
  • Antrim Stadium remains open.
 Please note that booking is essential for swimming and the fitness suite. Click here for more information on our Leisure Services.

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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