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Swimmers to be allowed to use Moray facilities without bookings

By Jonathan Clark

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SWIMMERS in Moray will soon be able to enjoy a dip at their local pool without pre-booking.

As of Thursday, August 26, booking will no longer be required to swim in Forres, Buckie, Keith, Lossiemouth and Aberlour.

Keith Swimming Pool...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Keith Swimming Pool...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

However, contact tracing is still in place and certain activities, such as adult-only and Aquafit sessions, will still require advanced booking.

Bookings can be made online at www.moray.gov.uk/leisure or by phoning/visiting your local leisure centre.

Moray Council’s sports and leisure manager Ken Brown said staff are looking forward to welcoming back valued customers.

He said: “The return to normal timetabling will result in a significant increase in non-bookable sessions meaning Moray residents can show up at their local pool to enjoy a swim without booking in advance.

"However, for test and trace purposes we are still required to record details of all customers that access our facilities.

“We fully understand that the pandemic is ongoing and remain committed to ensuring the safety of our customers and colleagues through the implementation of a wide range of mitigation measures within our facilities.

“Enhanced cleaning regimes remain in place and we ask that all customers continue to follow the guidance and signage within our buildings to keep everyone as safe as possible.

“We appreciate that our junior swimming lesson programme has been significantly impacted due to the pandemic.

"We are currently exploring options to expand this programme within our facilities to reduce waiting lists and ensure as many young people learn to swim as soon as possible.

“As always, thanks to all our customers and FitLife? Members for continuing to support their local pools, community centres and fitness rooms.”

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