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Essex Sport Update

As of Monday 16 March, the University of Essex and Essex Sport, have been taking measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and have closed all sports facilities in order to safeguard the welfare of our community.

The Essex Sport team is working hard on ways to help you stay active while at home and will bring you more news on this shortly.


All members will be contacted w/c 23 March with more information about their memberships. We recognise the importance of staying active during the period when our facilities are closed, and our team is working on alternative ways to help you do this while at home during the closure.

Sports Facilities

All Essex Sport facilities are closed until further notice. Essex Sport Arena All events in the Essex Sport Arena are cancelled until further notice.

CHUMS and Sports Camps

Based on the Government’s current guidance that ‘only out-of-schools clubs that operate on schools premises are able to reopen’, we will not be running Summer CHUMS this year. We are very sorry and know how disappointing this must be. We hope to resume children’s activities in September and will share updates nearer the time.

Adult and Junior Sports Courses

Adult and junior sport courses have been cancelled for the remainder of this term. All those booked on will be contacted by our Sports Development team with more information.

Summer Term Sport Activities

We will be monitoring the situation very closely over the coming weeks, and will update you with more information about Summer Term activities, such as Summer CHUMS and Sports Courses, as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Read more about the 'Advanced Protection' measures on our campuses.

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