Emma Harper South Scotland MSP, comment;
“I know the Scottish Government have been working hard alongside SportScotland to ensure guidance is in place for the indoor sport and leisure facilities across the whole of Scotland to reopen and I welcome the publishing of that guidance (Monday 17 August). Time has been taken to ensure a sensible and responsible approach to the reopening of this sector and I appreciate the financial impact this has had on businesses despite significant support from the Scottish and UK Governments.
“As Convener for Mental Health Cross party Group I am aware of the physical and mental impact this has had on people who’ve been unable to enjoy the use of gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres. I look forward to seeing this sector fully reopen across Dumfries & Galloway at the appropriate time with all safety measures in place for staff and customers”.