Coronavirus COVID-19

Update 17 September 2021

You can view the latest services on offer from ANGUSalive by viewing the service pages across our website and via the drop downs below.

We have also recently announced our operating hours from 1 October 2021 and you can view those via the drop downs below. You can also read the latest media announcement regarding this here.

It’s important to highlight that everyone at ANGUSalive wants to reopen services when we can. We know our customers are keen to see services return as soon as possible. However, all our reopening decisions have been made in accordance with demand and affordability.

Like many other organisations and trusts, the pandemic has been detrimental to our ability to operate and generate income. Our income levels in Sport & Leisure, which provides the majority of our self-generated income, is currently at 60% compared to pre-Covid levels and our income levels are also affected in other areas of the charity. This results in around £1.377m less income being generated to support the delivery and development of services. This is an impactful figure and highlights that we need to manage the financial implications of the crisis carefully and reopen gradually in line with demand to ensure the long-term survival of the trust and the services it provides to the local community and visitors.

We hope that the public will continue to support us and understand the difficult and challenging position we find ourselves in. On behalf of everyone at ANGUSalive, I’d like to thank the local community and ask for your continued support by visiting our venues and taking part in the range or activities we are able to offer right now. This includes an excellent range of October holiday activities across Angus for little ones and grown-ups. Your support will also help the future of culture, sport and leisure services in Angus in the months and years ahead.

As always, the safety of our customers and colleagues is of the utmost importance. You can view what we are doing to keep safe via our Staying Safe webpage.

If you'd like to support us visit our Support Us page.

Our sports centres and community campuses are open. 

You can view the opening hours here.

We're delighted to say most of our services have resumed therefore please take a look at our timetables page or call your local sports centre for information. 

The latest updates include:

  • We can now accommodate up to *8* people from *4* different households in a family swim tank.
  • Aqua Aerobics class capacity has been increased to:
    >23 spaces at Forfar Community Campus 
    >25 spaces at Montrose Sports Centre
  • Indoor team sports have resumed, this includes
    >5 a side Football
    >Basketball
    >Volleyball
    >Squash

In the coming weeks we’ll be offering birthday parties and access to sauna and steam rooms.

Also our ANGUSalive app, which just launched earlier this year, is available to download from the Google Play or Apple Store.

By downloading our ANGUSalive app you'll be able to manage your bookings for gym, swim or fitness classes. You can view the timetables, book and cancel sessions at the touch of a button.

You can also join the online ANGUSalive membership via the app for Live Streaming and On Demand classes.

To find out more visit our ANGUSalive App page.

 

Venue

Opening Hours from 4 October 2021

Arbroath Sports Centre

Monday - Friday           09:00 - 21:00

Saturday                        07:00 - 16:00 (Swim Club use only 7am-9am)

Sunday                           09:00 - 16:00

Brechin Community Campus

Monday - Friday           09:00 - 21:00

Saturday                        09:00 - 16:00

Sunday                           09:00 - 16:00

Carnoustie Sports Centre

Monday - Friday           09:00 - 21:00

Saturday & Sunday      09:00 - 12:00

 

Forfar Community Campus

Monday – Friday          09:00 - 21:00

Saturday & Sunday      09:00 - 16:00

Montrose Sports Centre

Monday - Friday           07:30 - 21:00

Saturday & Sunday      09:00 - 16:00

Saltire Sports Centre

Monday - Friday           09:00 - 21:00

Saturday & Sunday      09:00 - 12:00

Websters Sports Centre

Monday - Friday           09:00 - 16:00 (from 18 October 2021 gym only)

                                        16:00 - 21:00

Saturday                        09:00 - 12:00

Sunday                           CLOSED

Outdoor spaces continue to be particularly important to all of us so please enjoy them responsibly following the current Coronavirus guidelines and Scottish Outdoor Access Code to help keep everyone safe and well.

Our country parks at Monikie, Crombie and Forfar Loch are open, including the public toilets. Glen Doll and the Ranger centre are open. Car parking charges are in operation at Monikie, Crombie and Glen Doll. 

To find details of all our events on at our Country Parks visit our what's on page. 

 

The Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath, Forfar's Meffan Museum & Art Gallery and Montrose Museum & Art Gallery are all open. We are also delighted to host the Royal Scottish Academy's Ages of Wonder exhibitions at Forfar and Montrose museums. 

From October, Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath; Meffan Museum in Forfar and Montrose Museum, will see their opening times reduce to coincide with the winter season and reduced tourism period. Following the October school holidays, the museums will be open from Thursday to Saturday 10am-3pm. Brechin Town House Museum and Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens, will remain closed over the forthcoming winter period with plans for them to reopen at the start of the key Spring tourist season in April 2022.

Angus Archives is now open for remote services. Opening hours 10am - 4 pm, Thursday to Saturday.

 

 

From October, ANGUSalive Libraries will see their opening hours enhanced to include an additional 58.5 hours collectively across all seven libraries.

The ANGUSalive mobile libraries and home delivery service will continue to offer services to rural communities and customers who find it difficult to visit libraries in-person.

Face-to-face ACCESS services will also continue to be available across all libraries.

In addition, popular children’s Bookbug sessions have recently made a return to our venues and more face-to-face adult and children’s groups will be rolled out, including reminiscence, knit and knatter and reading groups from 4 October to celebrate National Libraries Week.

Venue

Opening Hours  from 4 October 2021

Arbroath Library

Monday              11:00 - 16:30

Tuesday              14:00 - 18:00

Wednesday       11:00 - 16:30

Thursday            CLOSED

Friday                  11:00 - 16:30

Saturday             10:00 - 13:00

Brechin Library

Monday              CLOSED

Tuesday              14:00 - 18:00

Wednesday       11:00 - 16:30

Thursday            11:00 - 16:30

Friday                  CLOSED

Saturday             10:00 - 13:00

Carnoustie Library

Monday              CLOSED

Tuesday              CLOSED

Wednesday       11:00 - 16:30

Thursday            14:00 - 18:00

Friday                  11:00 - 16:30

Saturday             10:00 - 13:00

Forfar Library

Monday              CLOSED

Tuesday              CLOSED

Wednesday       11:00 - 16:30

Thursday            14:00 - 18:00

Friday                  11:00 - 16:30

Saturday             10:00 - 13:00

Kirriemuir Library

Monday              CLOSED

Tuesday              14:00 - 18:00

Wednesday       11:00 - 16:30

Thursday            11:00 - 16:30

Friday                  CLOSED

Saturday             10:00 - 13:00

Monifieth Library

Monday              CLOSED

Tuesday              14:00 - 18:00

Wednesday       11:00 - 16:30

Thursday            11:00 - 16:30

Friday                  CLOSED

Saturday             10:00 - 13:00

Montrose Library

Monday              CLOSED

Tuesday              CLOSED

Wednesday       11:00 - 16:30

Thursday            14:00 - 18:00

Friday                  11:00 - 16:30

Saturday             10:00 - 13:00

Mobile Libraries

Glen & Isla are on the road

After 18 months of closure, the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath will reopen from 1 October with Scottish musician and Idlewilde frontman Roddy Woomble first to raise the theatre curtain. Upcoming shows this year include Money for Nothing, a Dire Straits Tribute; Hotel California, A Night of Eagles Music and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

To view all events taking place at the Webster visit www.angusalive.scot /whats-on

Venue

Opening hours from 1 October 2021

Webster Memorial Theatre

Open for bookings

Arbroath Community Centre

Vaccination Centre

Reid Hall, Forfar

Vaccination Centre

Inglis Memorial Hall, Edzell

Open for bookings

Montrose Town Hall

Vaccination Centre

Kirriemuir Town Hall

Open for bookings

FAQ'S Sport and Leisure 

  • What is happening with Sports memberships (bACTIVE)? 

We reopened our sports centres on 26 April and reinstated monthly direct debits from 1 May, 2021.  We contacted members directly about this.   

  • What if I have an annual membership? 

If you have an annual membership, the duration of closure will be added to the end of your yearly membership. There is nothing for you to do, we will handle this for you. 

  • What if I paid the annual fee for the Angus Concession Scheme?  

If you have paid the annual fee for the Angus Concession Scheme, the duration of closure will be added to the end of your yearly membership. There is nothing for you to do, we will handle this for you. 

  • What if I want to freeze my membership or I’m not ready to return? 

You can choose to freeze your membership for a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months. Please email membership@angusalive.scot with the details. 

  • What if I want to cancel my membership? 

We normally require one month’s notice from the 1st of the month after we receive your cancellation by email to membership@angusalive.scot  

Please remember you can also choose to freeze your membership for 3 to 6 months. Please see details on freezing above.   

You can access our bACTIVE Terms and Conditions for further details on cancellations.  

  • What activities are available for members from home? 

Most of our services in our sports centres have returned and we will continue to reopen other services over the coming weeks and months. We are working closely with sports organisations to help us do this safely.

If youre unable to access our sports centres for group fitness classes or a gym workout, you can download the ANGUSalive app which enables you access to our Live Streaming and On Demand classes available from the comfort of your home. You can access our App webpage for further details on how to add this to your current membership or take out an online membership. 

If you are unable to attend our libraries for limited browsing, you can download the Libby app from the Google Play or Apple store and browse through our digital library where we have a range of health and fitness e-resources available. To get started all you need to do is search for “Angus Alive” and have your library card number ready to enter. For more further information visit our Digital Library webpage 

The impact of the closure on charities - show your support 
 
ANGUSalive is a charitable organisation and the majority of our income comes from members and customers. Every penny of profit we make is reinvested back into our services and activities for the local community and visitors to enjoy. Like many charitable trusts and businesses across the country, ANGUSalive has found the COVID-19 pandemic detrimental to our ability to operate and generate income. 
 
Sadly, the coronavirus won’t be disappearing anytime soon and it will continue to present us with challenges in the weeks and months ahead. 
 
We would like to thank members of the local community and customers who have made donations to us during this unprecedented time – please be assured, every donation big or small is helping future-proof our organisation. 
 
If you wish to support us and help us through this exceptionally difficult time you can visit our Support Us page on our website. 

 

  •  Got a question?
    Customer enquiries can be submitted via the following form on our website

 

What are your plans for reopening? 

You can view what services we have open via the above drop downs and visiting service pages across our website.

Whilst we are ‘beyond level 0’  ANGUSalive is unable to make any immediate changes to its service offering until we receive further detailed guidance from the Scottish Government and other relevant sports and cultural bodies on what the changes will mean for us in terms of operations and programming.

We will look to make changes, where possible, to gradually increase our offering over the coming weeks and months once more clarity is received. The current opening hours across our sites will continue for this next phase of our recovery and any changes will be made from 1 October, 2021 at the earliest following approval from Angus Council.

It’s important that we review the specific sector guidance in relation to reopening of services as well as continue to follow the relevant Covid safety requirements which will remain in place, such as ventilation which impacts on capacity levels within our venues. We also share some buildings with Angus schools therefore guidance affiliated with education also needs to be reviewed and considered carefully in relation to service changes.

It’s important to highlight the pandemic has had a detrimental impact on our ability to operate and generate income as it has for many other organisations. Consequently it’s vital that we continue to manage the negative financial implications of the crisis on our organisation carefully to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the charity in the months and years ahead. This means we will need to reopen gradually, in line with demand and affordability as well as to ensure the safety of our colleagues and customers.  

Why are some services not reopening? 
 
Please refer to the answer given above under ‘What are your plans for reopening?’

Why are opening hours different to pre-Covid?

Please refer to the answer given above under ‘What are your plans for reopening?’

When will you be reopening the rest of your venues/facilities? 

You can view the latest details on the reopening of our services above and across our website. 

Will creche facilities be available at your sports centres? 

Over recent years we have seen an increase in private and public early years childcare provision offered to families in Angus. This is great news for families but has sadly had a negative impact on customer demand for our creche facilities. In addition, the COVID-19 restrictions over the past year have impacted on our creche service. 

These factors have resulted in our decision to discontinue the service.  We know this news will be disappointing for our customers and members who have used our creche facilities in the past. 

What health and safety procedures do you have in place? 

You can view our Keeping Customer and Colleagues safe page on our website for details on this. You can also view our safety video here. 

Will I have to book to attend venues? 

To use any of our Sports Centres you will need to book and pay in advance (if payment isn’t already included as part of membership) either online, via the ANGUSalive App or over the telephone 

There is no requirement if using our libraries or museums to book in advance.  

What about your Theatre venues? 

We haven’t yet received any detailed guidance on reopening our theatre venues. We’ll review the latest government guidance once received. Meantime keep an eye on our What’s On page on our website and the Webster Memorial Theatre Facebook page for news. 

The impact of the closure on charities - how you can show your support 

ANGUSalive is a charitable organisation and the majority of our income comes from members and customers. Every penny of profit we make is reinvested back into our services and activities for the local community and visitors to enjoy. Like many charitable trusts and businesses across the country, ANGUSalive has found the COVID-19 pandemic detrimental to our ability to operate and generate income.  

The coronavirus won’t be disappearing anytime soon and it will continue to present us with challenges in the weeks and months ahead. 

We would like to thank members of the local community and customers who have made donations to us during this unprecedented time – please be assured, every donation big or small is helping future-proof our organisation.  

If you wish to support us and help us through this exceptionally difficult time you can visit our Support Us page on our website.  

Got a question? 

Customer enquiries can be submitted via the following form on our website: 

https://www.angusalive.scot/contact-us

 

To find out how we are keeping our customers and colleagues safe click on the button below.

Customer & Colleague Safety