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Council closes Aberdeenshire facilities with immediate effect

By David Porter

Live Life Aberdeenshire fitness suites and theatres will be closed from tonight while lets of halls and community facilities are also suspended.

All fitness suites operated by Live Life Aberdeenshire (LLA) will close indefinitely from 6pm tonight, Tuesday, March 17.

All Aberdeenshire Gym facilities have been closed with immediate effect.
All Aberdeenshire Gym facilities have been closed with immediate effect.

This includes saunas and steam rooms where venues have these facilities, following the latest government guidance in relation to Covid-19 (coronavirus).

LLA theatres, in Aboyne, Alford, Mintlaw (Aden Country Park), Peterhead and Macduff (Arts Centre), will also cease to operate from 6pm tonight.

Lets of school space, public halls and community centres in the evening after 6pm will also be cancelled.

This will allow after school clubs to continue to run while schools remain open.

The facilities will remain open during the day, but no new lets will be accepted at this time.

As with other businesses and the wider community, LLA continues to be affected by the developing situation.

Staff are closely monitoring Scottish and UK Government and public health agency advice and will react quickly if any of this changes.

Aberdeenshire Council expects other elements of the sport and cultural provision in Aberdeenshire to be affected, and will continue to update customers and the wider public as information becomes available.

A spokesman said: "We value our customers and we are currently planning ways to offer alternative services, virtual fitness classes for example, until we are able to resume sports and cultural activities in our community facilities."

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Aberdeenshire Council are happy to discuss temporary suspension of memberships if your personal circumstances mean this is right for you at this time – please email: activeaberdeenshire@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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