Facilities starting to reopen across the region

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s leisure and customer service centres started to reopen on Monday, with museums and art galleries doing likewise from Friday.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:16 pm
Venues across Dumfries and Galloway are welcoming back customers

It’s been four months since venues were forced to close, but with the move to Level 3 restrictions facilities are welcoming customers back.

Communities Committee chairman Councillor Andy Ferguson said: “All our facilities have health and safety measures in place in line with national guidance to allow our customers and visitors to feel safe.

"There’s hand sanitiser for you to use, we would ask you wear face coverings in circulation areas and the booking systems allow us to hold records for test and protect as well as control user numbers.”

Leisure facilities have restarted on a phased approach, with fitness rooms and swimming pools open for individual activity while junior swimming club, junior club ice sports and junior and adult individual club curling have recommenced.

Gymnastics coaching, swimming and ice sports lesson programmes and fitness classes will commence from May 17.

All activities must be booked in advance, for more information visit www.dumgal.gov.uk

DG1 is the host venue for the Scottish Parliamentary count so will close to the public from May 6-11.

Customer service centres have also started to reopen, opening times and locations can be found on the council website.

All books have been renewed and can be returned/borrowed from any customer service centre. PC use is available by appointment, book in branch or call 01387 260196.

To apply for new National Entitlement Cards visit https://getyournec.scot/nec/ or call 01387 260196 to make an appointment.

Some museums and art galleries will start to reopen on Friday including Kirkcudbright Galleries and Gracefield Arts Centre, Stranraer Museum, Dumfries Museum, Stewartry Museum and Annan Museum, the Robert Burns Centre, and the Tolbooth Museums in Kirkcudbright and Sanquhar.

Cinema screenings will start at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre from May 17.

To book online and find out what’s on visit www.dgculture.co.uk.