Gyms, health clubs and sporting activity providers

Equality law applies to any business that provides goods, facilities or services to members of the public.

This includes sport and leisure related services, such as:

  • leisure centres
  • swimming pools
  • tennis clubs and tennis courts
  • golf clubs
  • rugby, cricket and football clubs
  • ice rinks
  • riding schools and equestrian centres
  • gyms
  • health and fitness clubs
  • rowing and sailing clubs
  • adventure centres
  • sporting venues.

It doesn't matter whether the service is free, for example, free swimming sessions in a swimming pool run on behalf of a local authority, or whether it must be paid for - it will still be covered by equality law.

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Last Updated: 09 Apr 2015