What does the First Minister's latest announcement mean for swimming pool extended let customers?

What does the First Minister's latest announcement mean for swimming pool extended let customers?

We're delighted that the First Minister confirmed that the country would move beyond Level 0 from Monday 9th August.

 

As shared on Wednesday 4th August, we were reviewing Scottish Government guidance (for the physical activity and sport sector) before introducing any significant changes to how we operate. We can now confirm what the impact of moving 'beyond Level 0' is for swimming pool extended let customers.  These changes are coming into effect immediately unless stated otherwise below:

  • There are no physical distancing requirements. However we still require customers to respect each others space when inside our buildings.
  • Our maximum lane capacities will be 8 per lane in 25yrd/m pools and 10 per lane in 50m pools.
  • Where swimming club participants were changing on poolside, you can now revert back to the changing rooms from 10 minutes before your session time. The changing rooms, toilets, lockers, showers and any hairdryers will be available to use. 
  • In Edinburgh Leisure venues your session time can return to being your time in the water.
  • In High Schools we will be removing the 15 minute gap between bookings on a phased basis due to the high volume of changes required following rebooking. We aim to remove all gaps by 1st September. The Bookings Team will be in touch with you directly to confirm any change(s) to your let.

We've all a part to play in keeping each other safe. So please continue to:

  • wear your face covering when inside our buildings.
  • respect the personal space of customers and Edinburgh Leisure employees when inside our buildings - give people space.
  • stay home if you feel unwell.