FITNESS fans are being advised to book ahead if they want to go for a swim or a work-out in the gym when centres across the Kingdom re-open on April 26.

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust said online reservations can be made from today and they're expecting business to be brisk.

Chief executive Emma Walker said: “Our staff and facilities are ready and we are very much looking forward to welcoming customers back to their local leisure centres.

"Prior to the December lockdown, we had a fantastic response from customers who were satisfied with the Covid health and safety measures we had in place as well as the level of staff advice and knowledge around relevant protocols, so are very keen to get going again.

“I’d encourage people to book ahead so that they can get back to enjoying the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity.”

The charitable trust's online booking system is part of its Covid health and safety measures ahead of welcoming customers back on Monday April 26 in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

Unlike the first lockdown, which saw the trust operate a phased re-opening programme, it will open doors on its facilities on the same date.

However, the Beacon Leisure Centre in Burntisland will not open on that date as work is progressing to "address issues related to Covid health and safety measures".

An update on the opening date will be given as soon as possible.

Customers will be able to book a range of activities on the trust's website and recently-launched app so that they can easily access programmes and facilities.

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