Liniclate Sports Centre
Leisure staff have been working hard getting the facility ready to reopen. A successful microbiological pool water test has been completed which will allow for the completion of staff training updates prior to opening the Pool. It is hoped that this will be early in w/c 14th September, in line with the original Scottish Government proposed dates for the reopening of indoor leisure facilities.
A Comhairle Spokesperson said: “For the first three weeks of reopening there will be a more limited range of services than usual as we all learn to come to terms with adapting to new ways of operation. We will be offering lane swimming with a maximum of eight swimmers per lane. These spaces will be bookable in advance and will be organised on a 'Slow' 'Medium' and 'Fast' lane principle. We will give more details about how this will operate in due course. We will also be offering Family sessions, with the pool divided up into sections bookable by family groups. Again, more detailed information on how this will work will follow. After three weeks, we will reassess the timetable in line with the latest guidance and informed by customer usage.”
On 20th August national guidance was issued by sportscotland around ventilation in indoor sports facilities. Liniclate Sports Centre is served by an air conditioning unit which has to be decommissioned in order to meet the new guidance. The Gym does not have any openable windows which means an alternative method of feeding the area with fresh air and then creating an outlet has needed to be developed. A solution has been found and equipment has been ordered but until this work has been completed the gym will not be able to open.