Live Argyll on reopening

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Leisure services in Argyll and Bute will only reopen when it is safe, the trust in charge has confirmed.

Leisure services including gyms, libraries, pools and sports pitches across Argyll and Bute have been closed since December, having also been shut for an extensive period throughout 2020.

Live Argyll, which operates the services, said: ‘Like all operators we’re keen to resume service at the earliest opportunity and welcome back all of our members and customers.’

They welcomed the announcement by the First Minister but said at this stage there is insufficient information to allow a return to service.

‘We look forward to further updates which will hopefully provide more detail in relation to the re-opening of the leisure and library sector.

‘Our number one priority remains the safety of our users and staff and we will only re-open when it is both safe and viable to do so,’ a spokesperson said.

Ms Sturgeon told parliament that from the last week of April, the government would expect to see ‘phased but significant’ re-opening of the economy, including gyms.

More information is expected in mid-March.