Thursday, July 9, 2020

Response to Government announcement moving to Phase Three

As a nation it’s welcome news that we are moving into Phase 3 of the Scottish Government route map. We mentioned last week that it would be Phase 3 at the earliest before pools may re-open and based on the latest government announcement today it looks likely that the option for pools to re-open will not be before 31st July as the Scottish Government continues to take a staggered approach through each phase. 

We are getting closer and while it might be frustrating that indoor pools in England have a confirmed date from which they may re-open, we need to remain patient and remember that each home nation has been operating and continues to operate to very different timescales. 

We continue to work together with many indoor sports, sportscotland and the Government to advocate for the support that the sector and aquatics needs, so it can continue to play an important role in getting people active and improving the health of the nation.