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Live Life Aberdeenshire outlines impact of latest lockdown on delivery of services to communities


By David Porter

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As required by the lockdown which currently applies in Aberdeenshire and other areas of the country, Live Life Aberdeenshire facilities remain closed and most services will continue to be suspended until at least January 31 it has been confirmed.

Live Life Aberdeenshire operates sport and cultural services on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council and closed most facilities and services for the festive break on Christmas Eve following the move to Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions.

Subsequent to the announcement by the First Minister this week that areas subject to Level 4 restrictions will move to a temporary lockdown from Tuesday, January 5, reopening of facilities and resumption of most services will not now take place on January 18 as expected.

All sports and leisure facilities and cultural venues across Aberdeenshire will remain closed until at least January 31.

All of Aberdeenshire's facilities including libraries and swimming pools will be closed until at least the end of January.
All of Aberdeenshire's facilities including libraries and swimming pools will be closed until at least the end of January.

Outdoor ski centres at Huntly and Alford, which had continued to operate over the festive period during Level 4 restrictions are also now closed. Customers with bookings are being contacted directly regarding cancellations.

Lets of community facilities and sports halls will also be suspended, other than where permitted by Government guidance.

Click and Collect and home delivery library services will not be able to operate for the time being.

Active Schools programmes are also suspended – please contact the local Active Schools Coordinator for further details.

Health Walks from Live Life Aberdeenshire facilities and under the responsibility of Live Life Aberdeenshire will also cease to operate for the time being.

Payments already made by customers will be honoured when facilities begin operating again and affected fitness passes will be extended to reflect the unavailability of facilities.

Anyone who'd like to request a refund should contact our customer helpline on 01467 532929 - 8am till 8pm, Monday to Sunday.

Alternatively, please email: active@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

While facilities are closed, you can still access online library services, fun activities and exercise at home videos, amongst many other resources, on our Live Life @ Home platform.

See what’s available here: https://bit.ly/LLAhome



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