But vibrant programme of digital content and services will be in place to support residents’ health and wellbeing during restrictions
Venues operated by Renfrewshire Leisure will temporarily close in line with the Scottish Government Covid-19 restrictions from Boxing Day.
The Level 4 measures coming into place across mainland Scotland on December 26th will be in place for at least three weeks, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
These restrictions mean that all leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, libraries and the heritage centre run by Renfrewshire Leisure must close to the public during that period.
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.
Outdoor non-contact sports will also continue, whilst they remain in line with Government guidance and that of individual sport governing bodies.
Direct Debit payments will not be taken in January in light of this latest announcement.
Renfrewshire Leisure Chief Executive Victoria Hollows said: “We hope that people understand why we have to suspend in-venue services to help protect our communities. We all hope that this latest period of increased restrictions will have the desired effect in reducing rates of transmission and that we can reopen later in January.
“Even though our venues will be closed, we remain here for our communities and our team will be working hard to continue to create and deliver content for our members and the wider community online and via social media and also through outdoor activity.
“While we cannot offer services in-venue, we hope that our work online and outdoor will help the wellbeing of the region’s residents and keep people safe and well at what is a challenging time for us all, perhaps even more so at this time of year.”
Plans had already been in place for a revised festive programme – as is normal – from December 24th until January 3rd (inclusive).
Details on service updates will be shared as soon as they are available online and via Renfrewshire Leisure’s social media channels.