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MORE Membership Payment Suspension

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will close all leisure, sports and cultural facilities to the public until further notice in response to COVID-19.

Following the latest expert advice from the Government, Public Health Agency and Department for Health regarding increasing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s leisure, sports and cultural facilities are closed until further notice.
Monthly MORE membership fees (including adult, family, concession, corporate and staff memberships) will not be charged and direct debits will be frozen from 1st April 2020.
Some of our MORE members may have received a pre-scheduled email advising that our leisure centres are still open, please disregard this information. We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this last?

At this stage, we are not sure but we will keep this under review and ensure that our members and the public are notified.

What if I have paid my membership upfront?

We will extend your membership for the duration of the suspension. 

What if someone wants to join as a new MORE member?

We are currently not issuing any new MORE memberships at present. New members will be able to join once the current situation is resolved.

Are classes, courses and facility bookings (including swimming lessons, gymnastics & dance classes) still going ahead?

No, all classes, courses and facility bookings are cancelled. If you have a lesson booked we will automatically be putting your lesson on a freeze for the duration of the closure.  Once we reopen we will notify you when the lessons will re-start.  If you wish to request a refund for your lesson please contact your centre.  If your lesson is refunded we cannot guarantee your place when the lesson re-starts.  

I have booked private swimming lessons. Can I get a refund for these?

Unfortunately, this is beyond the control of the council. Please contact your private swimming instructor to request this.

Can I receive a refund for the deposit for a birthday party booking?

Yes, refunds will be made upon request by E: more@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or alternative dates offered. 

Will Antrim Statium and Golf Courses be closed?

The Council's golf courses and the Antrim Stadium will be open and can be used.

Will 3G pitches be closed?

Yes, all 3G pitches are closed and any pre-bookings will be refunded upon request.

Will the V36 park be closed?

Yes, all play parks are closed until further notice. 


If you have any queries, please contact the leisure centres directly or E. more@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk 

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