Update: Dates confirmed for indoor and outdoor leisure activities

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today released an update on the coronavirus restrictions. She confirmed that we are not yet in a position to be able to move into phase 4 of the route map out of lockdown, and we remain in phase 3.

Some changes have been confirmed though and these are as follows:

From Monday 24 August:

  • Organised outdoor contact sports for all ages can resume
  • Driving lessons can restart – following guidance
  • Child contact centres can reopen
  • Face to face advice services can resume
  • Bingo halls can reopen
  • Funfairs, amusement arcades and casinos can reopen
  • Snooker, pool halls and indoor bowling can reopenConfirmed from Monday 31st August:
  • Gyms can reopen – following guidance
  • Swimming pools can reopen
  • Indoor sports courts, including skating and dance studios, can reopen subject to guidance – all activities for children under 12 and non-contact only for adults

Indicative date: Monday 14 September:

  • Indoor soft play following guidance – no ball pools
  • Indoor sports courts for contact sports
  • Indoor entertainment venues including theatres, music venues
  • Limited reopening of stadiums

Awaiting further review:

  • Non essential offices and call centres – working from home should remain the default

See graphic for more detail.

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