We regret that because of the new government restrictions we have had to make further changes to the service in our libraries.

For full details, see Changes to the library service

You can continue to visit our digital library which has a range of free online books and information resources. 

Keeping everyone safe

Libraries will have a number of measures in place to keep residents and staff safe. These include:

  • Voluntary contact tracing is in place
  • Computers spaced to allow social distancing
  • Regular cleaning between users
  • It is mandatory for library users to wear face coverings
  • Family PC use limited to one adult and one child only
  • Customers are limited to one session of up to one hour per day


Leisure centres

In line with government advice issued on the 31st October, leisure centres in Camden are closed to the public from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

The health and well-being of both our staff and valued members is paramount, and we have a social responsibility to everyone in the local community to take action to protect ourselves and others. We are working closely with Better and local public health authorities and are receiving all official updates from the government. We will keep you up to date on what is happening in future.

Payment and Membership Enquiries

To help support our members and give you peace of mind, Better will not take any payment from you during the lockdown period, and will automatically stop your next Direct Debit, so you don't need to do a thing

If you have already paid your Membership fee between 1st and 3rd November - don't worry, you will be able to get back to the activities you enjoy in December free of charge. 

If your payment date falls on or after 4th to 28th November, Better will have automatically applied a payment pause on your account and we will not take any money from you for the period we are closed. 

If you have an annual membership, Better will automatically apply a one month extension to your account.

If your membership is currently frozen, there will be no change to your account so you will remain on a membership freeze. If your freeze is due to end during the four week closure, this will automatically be extended.

Our team are working hard with Better to ensure that all of our members are supported throughout this time, and we want to reassure you that we're doing everything we can to help - and Better will be sending out regular updates over lockdown, to help you keep moving so you can stay home, stay safe and stay active! If you would like to know more about how we're working to help you, or any other queries please visit our dedicated FAQs page


Using parks and open spaces safely

It’s important that we all enjoy Camden’s parks and open spaces safely. Please help up to keep these spaces clean and safe for everyone:

-    Keep a 2m distance where possible
-    Wash your hands regularly and as soon as you get home
-    Take litter home with you where bins are full or not provided
-    Do not BBQ in Camden’s parks

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

Tennis courts and Multi-Use Games Areas

Tennis bookings are now open here. You can find advice to help you stay Covid safe whilst playing tennis here

Playgrounds and outdoor gyms

We have been working to make sure playgrounds and outdoor gyms can be opened safely. We began to reopen these spaces from 6 July. If you are using playgrounds or outdoor gyms please keep yourself and others safe by:

-    Keeping a 2m distance where possible
-    Washing hands and using sanitiser regularly
-    Use face coverings where possible
-    If areas are busy please come back later
-    Do not eat or drink in playgrounds and outdoor gyms
-    Please bring your own hygiene products and wipe down equipment after use
-    Do not use these spaces if you or anyone from your household has coronavirus symptoms

Further guidance 

For more information, visit the government website.

Public toilets

Our free to use public toilets are open at the following locations: 

  • Camden Town - gender neutral
  • Lincoln’s Inn Fields
  • Pond Square
  • South End Green
  • West End Lane 

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