INDOOR adult contact sports are to return while lane swimming for public swimming is to be removed at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust venues after the latest lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

The trust said it is adapting its health and safety measures in line with the latest Scottish Government announcement confirming that restrictions introduced at the end of last year are to be eased.

Changes will include restarting indoor adult contact sports like five-a-side football and the removal of lane swimming for public swimming sessions.

Some safety measures will remain in place such as screens at reception, wearing of face masks and sanitation of hands.

Emma Walker, chief executive of Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “The move to near normal operations is very welcome and we look forward to welcoming customers back to the programmes and facilities they enjoyed prior to Scottish Government restrictions put in place due to the spread of Omicron.

“The announcement comes as we have launched our Get Moving challenge for 2022 which is proving very popular with a range of customers looking to get healthy or meet a personal goal for the year ahead.

“We would appeal to customers to continue to support their local leisure centre – in light of the pandemic and associated closures, the trust is working hard to recover, and the support of local communities is important for the long-term sustainability of the organisation.”

For further information on the trust’s new COVID protocols, visit