THE easing of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland has resulted in changes across local sports facilities in Dunfermline and West Fife.

Health and safety measures were adapted from Monday at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) centres as the nation moved to Level 0 in the ongoing tier system.

The charitable trust has adopted the Scottish Government’s Check In Scotland QR code designed to collect customers’ contact details as they enter any business or venue displaying the code.

The code will be displayed at activity areas such as gyms and swimming pools and will initially run alongside the current trust booking system as part of COVID tracking protocols.

The Check In Scotland QR code is linked to NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect contact tracing system.

In addition, the trust will also be removing one-way systems within centres with customers asked to respect the one-metre distancing rule and all cubicles in wet-changing areas will be reinstated for customer use.

Customers are being reminded that pre-booking programmes and facilities and mask wearing are still required at its venues, including: Carnegie Leisure Centre, Duloch Leisure Centre, Dalgety Bay Sports and Leisure Centre and Pitreavie Athletics Centre.

Emma Walker, chief executive for FSLT, said: “We are taking a staged and careful approach to opening up our centres in line with the latest Scottish Government guidelines.

"To date, our COVID protocols have worked very well and have kept customers and staff safe – the return to more normal operations is very welcome and I’m sure that customers will feel equally as confident as we begin to remove certain measures."