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Scottish sports and leisure centres reopen next week

Leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools and sports courts in Scotland are to reopen next week (31 August) in the latest step towards a phased return of sport at all levels. 

The Scottish Government said indoor sport and leisure facilities can open if Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance is fully implemented.

This includes indoor non-contact and contact sport training and competition activities for children up to and including 11 years of age and indoor non-contact sport training and competition activities for those 12 years and older where physical distancing is maintained.

“The reopening of facilities, which will play a key role in Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic, will be widely welcomed by clubs, individuals and the wider public,” said Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland, 

“However, it is important to recognise that several challenges including the current economic landscape still need to be overcome before the delivery of sport in local communities and at a club level will be considered back towards something like normal.”

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