Service Update - Coronavirus

Friday, June 19, 2020

An update to our service - Coronavirus

The Pickaquoy Centre closed to the public, in line with all Orkney Islands Council sport and leisure facilities, on Friday 20 March,  and will remain closed until government guidance allows us to reopen.

Currently our telephone line is being used by the Orkney Coronavirus Community Support Hub so we can not be reached by phone. Below is a list of customer FAQ's. If your query is not answered below, you can email us and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Refunds & Cancellations

If you had a ticket booked for the cinema or an event, you will be issued with a full refund. We are currently operating with a reduced number of staff, so refunds are taking longer than normal to process. Please email us if you have any concerns.

Orkney Caravan Park closure

The Orkney Caravan Park will remain closed until the end of July, however this is under ongoing review. Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, we are not currently taking new bookings for the 2020 season, however this may change as more details are released from the Scottish Government. If you have a booking between now and the end of July, your booking will be cancelled and a refund will be issued. Please note, we are working with reduced staff numbers so tasks are taking longer than usual to complete. Please email us if you have any concerns.


ActiveLife & ActiveIslands

All ActiveLife and ActiveIslands memberships will be frozen from Wednesday 1 April, and will remain frozen until the centre reopens.

Les Mills 

In partnership with Les Mills, as a special offer to our ActiveLife and ActiveIslands members, we are offering a free two month affiliate membership to Les Mills On Demand where members can access the full 800+ range of classes. An email was sent to all ActiveLife and ActiveIslands members on Monday 4 May, and includes full details of how you can access this special offer. If you are a member and did not receive the information, please email us and someone will get back to you.

Staying Connected - Live-Streamed Workouts & More

We are offering live-streamed workouts each week on our Facebook page

  • Mondays @ 1300
    GRIT Cardio
  • Wednesdays @ 1300
    Workout Wednesday
    20 - 30 minute mixed routine
  • Thursdays @ 0800 (Bi-weekly starting 18 June)
    Cycle HIIT
  • Fridays @ 1300
    GRIT Strength

You can catch up with all workouts on our YouTube channel, subscribe to our channel for quick and convenient access to the videos.

'At Home' Blogs To Help You Cope During Lockdown

  • We've been releasing blogs to help us all cope better during lockdown. These include ways to stay active, how to focus on nutrition and a new way of experiencing the cinema at home. You can read them all in the News section of our website.

Picky Lockdown Challenge

  • Each Tuesday we'll be putting out a fun challenge for you over on our Instagram page. You can follow other people's progress and join in the fun by using #pickylockdownchallenge.