Castlebay Sports Centre

A Comhairle Spokesperson said, "A successful microbiological pool water test has been completed which will allow for the completion of staff training updates. Customers will be updated later this week with progress but we are hopeful that we will be in a position to reopen the Pool and Gym w/c 14th September in line with the original Scottish Government proposed dates for the reopening of indoor leisure facilities.

“We are currently working on finalising operational arrangements. The Pool will operate similarly to Liniclate Sports Centre in offering lane swimming and timetabled family group swimming. Again, more detailed information on how this will work will follow. After three weeks, we will reassess the timetable in line with the latest guidance and informed by customer usage. To comply with the national guidance around ventilation, the capacity of the Gym and Pool will be significantly reduced. This is necessary at this stage of the Government’s Roadmap but hopefully this will be relaxed shortly. A technical solution to increase the mechanical ventilation in the Gym area in addition to using the openable windows has been identified. This work will be undertaken as soon as possible, and customers will be updated as soon as we have more information on timescales.”