We regret to say that Live Life Aberdeenshire sports and cultural facilities will suspend services and close to the public indefinitely from 6pm today (Thursday, March 19), following the closure of certain facilities earlier this week.
Given the developing situation in relation to Covid-19 and in the interest of local communities, closures have been extended to include swimming pools, libraries and museums.
Macduff Marine Aquarium will also close, and as with other facilities, staff will remain on duty to cover essential duties, such as caring for animals or maintaining safety and security.
LLA's Active Schools programme has halted including our Easter holiday camps. Duke of Edinburgh expeditions have also been suspended. Further information on our holiday camps can be found here: Easter Holiday Camp Information
All activities and events are cancelled until further notice.
Staff will continue to work behind the scenes and will in some cases be assigned to support other critical Aberdeenshire Council services.
Live Life Aberdeenshire (LLA) will be suspending all Direct Debits for Active Aberdeenshire members.
No payments will be taken in April and May, with the position to be reviewed at that point in line with national guidance.
If people's circumstances mean they require a refund for payments already made, LLA will work to arrange that. Our Learn2 Swim programme has also been put on hold until further notice and you can find details regarding payments, bookings and direct debits here: Learn2 Swim Information
Any resources on loan through our library service will be renewed to ensure that no item goes overdue. Further information for library members can be found here: Library Service Information
Due to the rapidly changing situation, this may take longer than it would normally.
This decision has been driven by the significant impact COVID-19 is having around the world and the predicted impact it will have in Scotland over the coming weeks and months.
Our first priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers and our staff.
We know this will be disappointing for many people, but we will work hard while facilities are closed to make sure we come back with an even better sports and cultural offering when it is safe to do so.
We will also aim to maintain regular communication with our customers, keeping you up to date with any developments.
LLA is also planning to signpost activities and content which can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.
Please bear with us as we work to answer all customer enquiries as quickly as possible.
As a business, as a team, and as individuals, we are all concerned about the health and safety of others.
Everyone at LLA joins you in hoping for better times and wishes you good health.
For any queries about your membership, direct debits or to arrange any refunds, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org