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Community / Leisure centres back open

New measures in place at the Scalloway pool. All photos: SRT

NEARLY six months to the day since they closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Shetland’s leisure centres are now back in action.

The gym at the Clickimin.

In line with government guidance Shetland Recreational Trust facilities reopened this morning (Monday) with social distancing and hygiene measures in place.

The only leisure centre not reopening yet is the pool in Sandwick, which is needing repairs.

Folk were getting their fix in the gym at the Clickimin Leisure Complex, for example, as soon as doors opened earlier this morning.

The leisure centres are among the last places to open as lockdown restrictions ease.

All activity at the trust’s facilities must be pre-booked and paid for before arrival.

Capacities have been reduced for activities to adhere to social distancing requirements.

A face covering is required in communal areas, except where an exemption applies. They are not required whilst participating in exercise.