Gyms, swimming pools and indoor sports courts can now reopen in Scotland after the coronavirus lockdown.After almost 24 weeks, venues are able to open after Nicola Sturgeon brought the planned date for some indoor sports forward by two weeks.It comes as the requirement for school pupils to wear face coverings also comes into effect.Secondary pupils will wear them between classes and all pupils will wear them on school transport.The reopening of indoor sports halls follows weeks of pressure from the fitness industry and sports governing bodies.They argued that strict safety measures would allow them to open safely. Why have Scotland’s pubs opened before its gyms? Fear of ‘long term damage’ to Scottish gymnastics Rink closures threat to ice hockey club’s future Over 12s can take part in non-contact activity in places such as dance and gymnastics studios. Younger children can do all activity.The gym and swimming pool at Inverness Leisure Centre opened at midnight.Lee Crawford was one of the first in when the doors opened.”I had nothing on tomorrow so thought I’d get a couple of hours tonight,” he said. “I haven’t lifted heavy weights in a wee while, just been stuck in the garage with light weights.”I thought it… Read full this story
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