Leisure & sports trust reveals 'cautious' return for centres

The entrance to Kirkcaldy Leisure CentreThe entrance to Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre
The entrance to Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre
Fifers can see changes in new video

Fifers can a get a sneak preview of what lies in store when the region’s leisure and sports facilities re-open thanks to a new ‘virtual walkthrough.’

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust has produced the online video to outline the changes it has made to its networks of venues ahead of emerging from lockdown once it gets the green light from the Scottish Government,

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It describes its return as a “cautious and planned approach.”

The video outlines how visitors will be kept safe, and introduces the pre-booked timeslots which will form part of the new normal at leisure centres, swimming pools and sports halls run by the charity.

The move comes as the trust finalises its Covid-19 measures to prepare for a phased re-opening.

It has already shared with customers details of what users can expect including limited numbers in centres at any one time, social distancing, increased hygiene measure and one-way systems.

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The trust is keen to engage with customers, and has asked people keen to get back to its facilities to show support while the organisation reinstates its programmes and centres.

Emma Walker, chief executive, said: “Customers will find the video very useful and will answer a lot of questions they may have about how their centres will operate under the new Covid-19 measures.

“And although we are keen to welcome them back, we are urging patience.

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“As a charitable trust, we face significant challenges in getting the organisation fully operational as we manage the significant level of disruption the lockdown has had on the organisation.

“We are also very mindful of customers and staff who will need to continue to self-isolate. And, we are committed to continuing our live-streamed fitness sessions, which have received fantastic feedback, to support those who will not be able to access centres.”

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