Beyond Level 0

To all members,

The First Minister has confirmed that on Monday August 9th, Scotland will move beyond Level 0 of the Coronavirus restrictions, lifting almost all restrictions and social distancing requirements. This means we will no longer have to limit our attendance numbers, so from Monday 9th, our members will be welcome to use the facilities as often as you wish. without having to book a time to attend. Members will require to book attendance for classes only.

Reception will no longer be manned at all times; Reception opening hours will be 9am until 8pm on weekdays, and 9.30am – 5pm on weekends. You must still register your attendance at the Baths, using your barcode, the available QR codes, or by speaking to a member of staff (see below). 

We’ll welcome back our clubs and classes in the Sports Hall and Exercise room – some clubs will also return to use the pool, including Masters, Sub Aqua, Waterpolo and Triathlon. Staff-lead classes such as spin and metafit will be gradually introduced over the next few weeks. 

Use of the Trapeze and travelling rings can restart in the pool, and a selection of newspapers and magazines will be available in the Sauna Suite and the Frigidarium areas.

Previous timetables will be reactivated, with some lane-swimming sessions retained for those of you have enjoyed using the pool in this way. The timetables can be seen on our website here

As before the pandemic, the Senior Area will all open at 9am. Prior to this time, poolside and girls’ changing rooms being used for senior changing, and the Mixed Sauna and Sauna Suite will be available for senior use prior to this time. In response to some feedback from members, we will monitor use of these spaces in the mornings to see if more appropriate operations can be introduced to maximise the member’s enjoyment. 

We’ll be able to welcome our Junior members back from August the 9th. Members may also bring guests to the Baths for the usual fee from that same date. 

It is important to remember of course that the virus has not gone away. As use of the Baths increases and more of our members return over the coming weeks and months, there will remain some Covid control measures with which we must all continue to comply: Masks or face coverings: these should still be worn when moving around the building, unless you are exempt from wearing one. As has applied until now, they may be removed when using any of our hot rooms, exercising and when seated in the Bistro. Hand hygiene: hand sanitiser will remain available throughout the Baths and, along with regular hand-washing, should be regularly utilised to maintain clean hands. Respiratory Hygiene: coughs or sneezes should be covered with a handkerchief or into the crook of your elbow. Ventilation: We will continue to ventilate the building as much as possible using both natural and mechanical ventilation. We’ll do our best to maintain comfortable temperatures too. The laundry chute will remain out of use for the foreseeable future.   Checking in: Continued compliance with Trace and Protect is compulsory. Without the use of bookings, all members should ensure to use their barcode to check in upon arrival at the building. Additionally there will be Trace & Protect posters with QR codes posted throughout the building which you may also use to check in should you wish. If neither of these methods are used, please speak to a member of staff who will note your details. You must use one of these methods to register your attendance at the Baths. Finally, while social distancing is no longer a compulsory requirement, it remains good practice. Where you can, it is recommended that you try to maintain a safe distance from others. 

It’s been lovely to see more of our members coming back to the Baths as restrictions ease and I look forward to seeing you all around the building more often! 

To all members,

The First Minister has confirmed that on Monday August 9th, Scotland will move beyond Level 0 of the Coronavirus restrictions, lifting almost all restrictions and social distancing requirements. This means we will no longer have to limit our attendance numbers, so from Monday 9th, our members will be welcome to use the facilities as often as you wish. without having to book a time to attend. Members will require to book attendance for classes only.

Reception will no longer be manned at all times; Reception opening hours will be 9am until 8pm on weekdays, and 9.30am – 5pm on weekends. You must still register your attendance at the Baths, using your barcode, the available QR codes, or by speaking to a member of staff (see below). 

We’ll welcome back our clubs and classes in the Sports Hall and Exercise room – some clubs will also return to use the pool, including Masters, Sub Aqua, Waterpolo and Triathlon. Staff-lead classes such as spin and metafit will be gradually introduced over the next few weeks. 

Use of the Trapeze and travelling rings can restart in the pool, and a selection of newspapers and magazines will be available in the Sauna Suite and the Frigidarium areas.

Previous timetables will be reactivated, with some lane-swimming sessions retained for those of you have enjoyed using the pool in this way. The timetables can be seen on our website here

As before the pandemic, the Senior Area will all open at 9am. Prior to this time, poolside and girls’ changing rooms being used for senior changing, and the Mixed Sauna and Sauna Suite will be available for senior use prior to this time. In response to some feedback from members, we will monitor use of these spaces in the mornings to see if more appropriate operations can be introduced to maximise the member’s enjoyment. 

We’ll be able to welcome our Junior members back from August the 9th. Members may also bring guests to the Baths for the usual fee from that same date. 

It is important to remember of course that the virus has not gone away. As use of the Baths increases and more of our members return over the coming weeks and months, there will remain some Covid control measures with which we must all continue to comply: Masks or face coverings: these should still be worn when moving around the building, unless you are exempt from wearing one. As has applied until now, they may be removed when using any of our hot rooms, exercising and when seated in the Bistro. Hand hygiene: hand sanitiser will remain available throughout the Baths and, along with regular hand-washing, should be regularly utilised to maintain clean hands. Respiratory Hygiene: coughs or sneezes should be covered with a handkerchief or into the crook of your elbow. Ventilation: We will continue to ventilate the building as much as possible using both natural and mechanical ventilation. We’ll do our best to maintain comfortable temperatures too. The laundry chute will remain out of use for the foreseeable future.   Checking in: Continued compliance with Trace and Protect is compulsory. Without the use of bookings, all members should ensure to use their barcode to check in upon arrival at the building. Additionally there will be Trace & Protect posters with QR codes posted throughout the building which you may also use to check in should you wish. If neither of these methods are used, please speak to a member of staff who will note your details. You must use one of these methods to register your attendance at the Baths. Finally, while social distancing is no longer a compulsory requirement, it remains good practice. Where you can, it is recommended that you try to maintain a safe distance from others. 

It’s been lovely to see more of our members coming back to the Baths as restrictions ease and I look forward to seeing you all around the building more often!