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Indoor Football Revision

Published: Thursday, 01 October 2020

Indoor Football Revision

Schedule revision for Indoor Football

Following a review of Scottish Government advice announced by the First Minister today, indoor adult football at Hamilton Palace Sport Grounds now CANNOT recommence on 5 October. We will be in touch with customers affected by this.

In light of this latest advice, we are also reviewing our plans to re-open five cultural venues at Hamilton Town house, Rutherglen Town Hall, Lanark Memorial Hall, East Kilbride Arts centre and EK Village Theatre. We hope still to be able to reintroduce some activities and will advise customers of this as soon as we can.

The First Minister said the situation would be reviewed by 15 October and we will continue to follow government advice so we can best protect the safety of our customers and staff.

David Booth, SLLC General Manager, said: “We have been bringing back services as part of a sensible Recovery Plan which has as its first principle the need to protect the safety of our customers and staff. “One of the many difficulties in responding to the coronavirus pandemic has been the need to adjust plans to react to changing situations and government advice regarding the virus. “We note that the First Minister today has confirmed that the easing of some measures, which had been scheduled to take place next week, cannot now not go ahead. Unfortunately, this means we must pause our plan to re-introduce indoor adult football as planned at Hamilton Palace Sport Grounds on 5 October. “We will also have to review our plan to re-open five cultural venues at Hamilton Town house, Rutherglen Town Hall, Lanark Memorial Hall, East Kilbride Arts centre and EK Village Theatre. However, I hope that we will still be able to reintroduce some activities at these venues, and we will advise customers of these arrangements as soon as we can.”

The activities covered by the First Minister’s statement, which previously had been earmarked to recommence from 5 October, include soft play areas, indoor contact sports for those aged 12 and above, and some live events and sports stadiums. She added that the Scottish Government would review these restrictions again by 15 October.


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