Coronavirus: Fife Sports and Leisure Trust to close venues – Dunfermline Press

SPORTS and leisure facilities across the Kingdom will shut from Boxing Day in response to stricter Coronavirus measures.

This morning, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust – which operates venues such as Carnegie Leisure Centre, Pitreavie Athletics Centre, Duloch Leisure Centre and Dalgety Bay Sports and Leisure Centre – confirmed that the restriction to its facilities and programmes will be put in place.

The move comes after the Scottish Government announced, at the weekend, that all of mainland Scotland will move into level four restriction measures in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19 during the festive period.

The trust’s facilities will remain closed until Scottish Government advice gives the green light for operations to resume.

Its chief executive, Emma Walker, said: “We are acting in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID local protection measures, and, following the confirmation that Fife is now in Level 4, we will no longer be able to offer our facilities and programmes – this measure applies to both adults and juniors.

“The health and safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority, and we understand that customers, who have been enjoying access to our facilities and programmes since we re-opened our facilities across the region, will be disappointed. However, as we have extremely good health and safety and social distancing measures in place, we are in a good position to resume our facilities and programmes as quickly as possible when permitted.”

The trust is contacting programme participants, health and wellbeing programme users, clubs and Leisure Active members directly with further information. Customers are being encouraged to visit the trust’s website at www.fifeleisure.org, and its social media pages, for the latest information.