What changes are happening for coaching lessons as we move 'beyond Level 0'?

What changes are happening for coaching lessons as we move 'beyond Level 0'?

This term starts w/c Monday 16th August and ends Wednesday 22nd December with coaching running throughout October holidays. You can see our full term dates on our website.

Following the First Minister’s announcement on 3rd of August regarding the move to ‘beyond level 0’ we continue to review the government and sport body guidance and make changes to our services and operating arrangements. We will continue to introduce changes safely in our venues over the coming weeks and months, so please continue to visit this page for the latest updates. As ever, the safety of our staff and customers is our priority.
  1. We've removed all temporary entrances and exits and welcome you back through our front doors again.
  2. Our changing rooms, toilets, lockers, showers (soap and shampoo allowed) and hairdryers are available to use. You no longer have to arrive 'beach ready' - of course you can do so if you find it easier.
  3. Coaching parents/customers can wait in our venues again. Generally, there are no spectating areas for our sports coaching classes but there are waiting areas if you need to stay in the building. This can vary depending on the size and layout of the venue. Whether we ask you to stay in the building or not depends on the the age of your child:
  1. Adult and Baby/Toddler/Child classes (up to 3 years old):- an accompanying adult is required for the duration of the class and must be able to take part and assist the child in all activities.
  2. Children 3 – 5 years  (pre school): Parents/carers of these independent preschoolers must remain in the venue throughout the class and may be called upon during the session if needed.
  3. Children 5 (P1+) – 8 years: Parents/carers of our participants may leave the building once the child is safely in their class but should return to the delivery area at the end of the session to collect their child.

  1. Children 9 years+ : children may arrive and leave classes unaccompanied.

  1. Please make sure we have the correct emergency contact details for you if you are leaving the building.

  1. Some  venues have more spacing than other so where possible please minimise the number of people coming into the building, especially if they are not taking part in activities
  2. Face coverings are still required in our buildings including children aged 5 and above (see below). Our swim teachers and coaching staff are no longer required to wear face coverings while they deliever their classes but will wear them as they move elsewhere around the building
  3. In our independent 3-5 yrs Gym Nippers, Gym and Jump, Jump and Dive classes our coaches can go back to physically supporting the children and so an accompanying adult is not required. However, to help the children adjust, you may still attend class to support the transition of your child to the independent class. From 6 September all accompanying adults will be asked to leave the classes. Please note 18 month-3 year old classes always require an accompanying aduld.
We will be introducing further changes e.g. increasing capacity levels in activities, but on a gradual basis. We are reviewing the guidance available from the Scottish Government, sportscotland and the National Governing Bodies of Sport and adapting our operational arrangements to ensure that we continue to provide you with a safe and enjoyable environment. 

We all have a part to play 

Everyone has a part to play in keeping each other safe and making sure Edinburgh Leisure venues are enjoyable places to visit. So, please continue to:

  • Wear your face covering when in our buildings if you are 5 or over (when not partaking in your activity). 
  •  Respect the personal space of other customers and Edinburgh Leisure employees – give people space! 
  •  Clean your equipment before and after use. 
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell. 

 We will update you as and when we make further changes but please continue to check our website's Covid-19 Update page and our Ask Us pages for the latest information.


Best wishes and see you soon!

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