Over 1000 bookings to clinch first visits to Fife sport and leisure centres

More than 1000 Fifers have booked their leisure centre visits ahead of Monday’s big re-opening.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 8:21 pm
Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre, Glenrothes

The figure was revealed by Fife Sports and Leisure Trist as it made final preparations to start up its network of facilities when lockdown restrictions are lifted at the start of next week.

The charitable trust said over 1000 people had made online bookings within 48 hours of the system going live.

Unlike the first lockdown, which saw the trust operate a phased re-opening programme, it will open doors on facilities on the same date.

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Only the Beacon Centre in Burntisland will miss out.

Work is progressing to address issues related to COVID health and safety measures at the venue.

Since the trust made its online booking system available via its website and app on Sunday, April 18, 578 gym sessions have been booked, along with 531 swim sessions and 30 family swim sessions.

Emma Walker, chief executive, said: “Our staff and facilities are ready and we are very much looking forward to welcoming customers back to their local leisure centres.

"We’re sure that customers will be confident in the protocols we have in place which are in line with government, NHS Scotland and industry guidelines.”She added: “Thanks to the hard work of staff, and previous experience of delivering Covid-secure facilities and programmes, I’m sure customers will experience the highest health and safety standards while enjoying the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity.”

For further information and to make a booking visit www.fifeleisure.org.uk

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