liveArgyll – Coronavirus (Covid 19) – Latest Information


liveArgyll’s phased re-opening routemap

The table below highlights the current status of our re-opening plan by service area which is very much subject to change and is directly informed by Scottish Government and sector guidance.



Service Area Status

Outdoor sports pitches


From 15th March: Bookings are being taken for affiliated children and adult groups

Full contact sports for U12’s and non contact for 12+/adults

To book contact

Covid 19 booking terms are now in place add link


  From 5th April: full contact sports for children age 12-17 – for affiliated groups

From 17th May: full contact sports for adults – organised groups only and must meet relevant NGB, sportscotland and liveArgyll guidelines.


Libraries, Archives and Museum


From w/c 26th April: All libraries will re-open for limited browsing with amended opening hours. Public network computers will be available in large town libraries by booking a slot in advance. Protocols that meet Scottish Government guidelines as well as revised opening hours can be found in the libraries section of the website.



Islay Mobile will re-commence service w/c 3rd May and the operating hours and route will be published w/c 5th April on the liveArgyll website.



The click and collect service will continue at the following libraries from w/c 26th April alongside in facility browsing: Rothesay, Dunoon, Helensburgh, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown and Oban.



Our online library BorrowBox will continue for all members as well as PressReader for members to access a range of newspapers and magazines online 24/7.



The Archives and Local Studies services are on hold due to current national restrictions.



Campbeltown Museum remains closed while a recruitment process takes place for a new Museum Curator.


Indoor gyms, fitness and swimming pools


From 26th April gyms and swimming pools will re-open to members and pay as you go customers on a pre booking basis for individual training only.

Gyms: revised layouts to ensure physical distancing – minimum age 14

Fitness Classes: outdoor fitness classes  – minimum age 14

Pools: open for individual lane swimming minimum age 8 (must be able to swim 2 lengths) family swim pods (maximum 4 people per family) and fun sessions (age 8-15)

Online fitness classes will be delivered via the My Zone app for members


From 17th May: Indoor fitness classes will re-commence and family swim pods will be available to book in the learner pools and main pools.



Swimming lessons – Monday 3rd May. 


Events venues, community venues, indoor school lets and softplay facilities


Room bookings in community centres and halls available from 5th July.

Queen’s Hall softplay open from 12th June.

Kintyre Community Centre softplay open from 5th July.

Indoor school lets tbc



Active Schools and Sports Development


The Active Schools team are continuing to support schools with their health and well-being, sport and physical activity programmes.  Support to Community Sports Hub clubs is continuing online, including an advice service, sports hub meetings and training.

Gymnastics and football development programmes will be returning soon.



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