FIFE Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) is confident it will be able to open facilities "as soon as possible when allowed" after recently having to close.

In keeping with the Scottish Government’s announcement yesterday (Monday) regarding protocols to be followed in relation to the spread and containment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all FSLT centres - including Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dalgety Bay Leisure Centre, Duloch Leisure Centre and Pitreavie Athletics Centre -, will remain closed.

The charitable trust will put the restriction to facilities and programmes with immediate effect. The measure will be in place until Scottish Government advice states that it is appropriate for sports and leisure facilities to resume.

The trust will be launching a new online fitness timetable – an offering which was widely accessed during the last lockdown in March 2020.

The new free-to-access sessions will be available from Monday, January 11 and the trust will continue its outreach programme to participants of its self-funded health and wellbeing programme which supports local people living with long-term health conditions.

Emma Walker, chief executive for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “We are very disappointed to be in a situation where we once again have to close all our facilities – we know from our customer surveys that local communities had enjoyed being able to get back and be physically active, safely, in our centres.

“The availability of community leisure facilities are crucial for the health and wellbeing of people of all ages and abilities, and, as we have been operating with the highest levels of health and safety measures in place, we are confident that we can open our facilities as soon as possible when allowed.

“I would encourage people to visit the trust’s website for details of our free, online fitness sessions which are available from our highly-qualified instructors – we know that these sessions were extremely popular during the first lockdown and they allow people to benefit from the health and mental wellbeing benefits of getting active.” 

Customers are being encouraged to visit the trust’s website and social media pages for the latest information.