Renfrewshire Leisure facilities to close temporarily in response to restrictions
Programme of digital content and services will be stepped up as Scottish Government confirms Covid-19 Tier 4 measures for region
Venues operated by Renfrewshire Leisure will temporarily close after the Scottish Government confirmed new Covid-19 restrictions for the region.
Tier 4 protection measures mean that all leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, libraries and the heritage centre run by the charity must close to the public from 6pm on Friday. The First Minister has said that the new rules covering Renfrewshire will be in place until December 11.
While in-venue facilities will be closed, a vibrant and varied package of content - covering everything from fitness and wellbeing to storytelling and nostalgia - will be available at www.renfrewshireleisure.com and via the online REN TV channel.
A vast selection of library books are also available for download via the array of services offered online by Renfrewshire Libraries.
Direct debit membership payments will be adjusted in light of the latest restrictions. Members will be contacted with details in the coming days.
Renfrewshire Leisure Chief Executive Victoria Hollows said: “We appreciate how disappointed people will be that our in-venue services have to be suspended to comply with the Scottish Government’s Tier 4 regulations to safeguard our communities. We all hope this period of increased restrictions will be a short one.
“We remain here for you, however, and our team will be pulling out all of the stops to create and deliver more brilliant content for our members and the wider community online and via social media.
“While we cannot offer services in-venue, we hope that our work online will help the wellbeing of the region’s residents and keep people safe and well at what’s a challenging time for us all.”
Details on service updates will be shared as soon as they are available online and via Renfrewshire Leisure’s social media channels.