This is where we will be posting updates related to COVID-19 and our venues. We will also be sharing advice to help get you through this challenging time.
Update on 13/07/20 following the most recent First Minister's Announcement
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, made announcements on 09/07/20 regarding the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Routemap. This announcement confirms that there will be no changes to our venue operations at this time. All six of our golf courses have re-opened, along with the tennis courts at the Meadows.
The First Minister’s next announcement on changes to lockdown measures will take place on 30th July, although as always there could be changes in advance of this date. We hope the next announcement includes positive news and clarity on the way ahead for the sport and leisure sector. In the meantime the Edinburgh Leisure Team (i.e. the small percentage of staff who have not been furloughed) will continue to work on reopening plans. With such a diverse range of venues, bringing all the venues and services back to life in a ‘new normal’ operating environment is a big and complex task. So, we are currently planning for an incremental reopening of venues and indeed the activities on offer in the venues. And, as with everything, this will all be subject to Government guidance. Our number one priority is to ensure a clean and safe environment for customers and employees. We have emailed our customers with an update and will continue to keep our customers informed directly via email, as well as our website and social media channels.
There was a change announced to outdoor activities: ‘organised outdoor contact sports, play and physical activity can resume for children and young people under 18 (subject to guidance) from 13 July’ and we are discussing the implications of this change with relevant national governing bodies of sport and clubs. We have contacted our extended lets and community access to high school customers separately to update them on the situation. We have also updated our FAQs for what this means for extended lets and community access to high school customers and you can read these here.
Please remember to visit our Fitness At Home hub where you can find custom workouts, kids activities and contact details for our much-loved team of fitness instructors.