Coronavirus in Scotland: When can swimming pools open in Scotland? What are the rules?

The Scottish Government has announced the next step in the route out of lockdown, with shops, outdoor hospitality and gyms reopening.

When will swimming pools reopen?

Mainland Scotland will be moving into level three on Monday, April 26 after four months of lockdown.

With that, gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will be given the green light to reopen.

Glenogle Baths, Glenogle Road, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

Always check with local pool as many will require you to book ahead.

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What do the guidelines say?

The guidelines state that: “gyms and swimming pools can reopen for individual exercise” on Monday.

Children’s swimming lessons will also be allowed to resume on this day.

Adult swimming lessons will be allowed when the country moves into Level two which will be on May 17.

When will group sport be allowed for adults?

From May 17, the guidelines state: “all organised sport and exercise activity permitted except adult indoor contact sports.”

At the end of June, the government are hoping that mainland Scotland will be able to enter level zero, and this will mean that all adult sports may resume.

In her Tuesday press conference, the First Minister said: “In the last 7 days, we have also seen some very welcome evidence, that case numbers in Scotland are still falling.

“Seven days ago, we were reporting 287 new cases a day in Scotland. At the moment, we are reporting 226.

“That is a fall of more than 90% since early January.

"That sustained improvement has already allowed us to relax some restrictions in recent weeks."

For the Scottish Government timetable out of lockdown, click here.

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