Coronavirus COVID-19

Our services

The ANGUSalive team has been adapting our services and working practices with new safety measures, procedures and training which will involve a phased approach to welcoming customers back to our venues. We are working with colleagues, partners and fellow trusts to ensure we take all the necessary steps to reopen our venues safely in observance with Scottish Government guidance to protect the health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues. 

We recognise that it’s challenging for many people who rely on our services, however we need to balance expectations against the complex planning which is now required to reopen our buildings. As we prepare for a new way of living and working alongside coronavirus, our fundamental concern is to ensure that our facilities are safe for our customers and colleagues.

Please take a look below at our service areas which highlights services and activities currently available.

For activities to undertake at home visit angusalive.scot/at-home

We’ll keep you updated on plans for reopening over the coming weeks.

Sport & Leisure

These venues are currently closed. We'll update you as soon as we know more on reopening plans for these venues. Please find out about activities you can do from home by visiting www.angusalive.scot/at-home

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related Membership FAQ’s:

Following the announcement regarding the closure of all ANGUSalive facilities, we wanted to answer some of the questions our members are likely to have in relation to their membership and our sport and leisure facilities which can be found by clicking on the button below

Membership FAQ's

(Update Thu 16 July)
Fun Family Bike Bubble Sessions
An exciting outdoors activity to increase access to cycling is being introduced this July by ANGUSalive!

‘Are you Ready to Pedal – Family Bike Bubble Sessions’, which is a pilot project, will start from Friday 17 July at Monikie Country Park. There will be a selection of bikes on offer for children and adults to borrow, enjoy and ride for free. Bikes include two-wheelers, mountain bikes, wheelchair bikes, tandems, side-by-side bikes, trikes and hand bikes. The project’s aim is to support everyone to access cycling in a safe environment, ensuring participants can enjoy the physical and mental benefits of cycling. The event will follow ‘Covid-Secure’ safety guidelines.

For full details on dates and how to book visit www.angusalive.scot/whats-on / call 01307 492488 or email laura.ap.smith@angusalive.scot

Country Parks in Angus - Public toilets open at Monikie and Crombie Country Park (Car park toilets only).

(Updated Mon 27 July, 2020)

Toilet facilities at Monikie and Crombie country parks are now open.

Please be aware and follow Scottish Government guidance as well as the below if choosing to visit our country parks:

  • Drivers are asked to be aware of others and park cars in a way to facilitate physical distancing
  • All hides will remain closed
  • Playgrounds are open these are checked for H&S only and surfaces are not disinfected.
  • There will be no water sport or conservation activities delivered until further notice.
  • Outdoor swimming is not permitted
  • No private launches of any kind permitted
  • The public are asked to kindly continue to take their litter and dog waste home

All of our other venues and facilities will remain closed until further notice and will be reviewed in line with the Scottish Government’s ‘route-map through and out of the crisis’.

 

Country Parks in Angus - some car parks to open but guidance must be followed.

(Updated Fri 3 July, 2020) 

Car parks at Monikie Country Park, Crombie Country Park, Forfar Loch Country Park and Glen Doll are open. Car parking charges are temporarily suspended at these venues.

The car park at Glen Doll opened from Friday 3 July 2020, with this decision being taken by working closely with the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Forestry Land Scotland, in line with the Scottish Government announcement to ease the restrictions with regards to public travel and movement. Please note that the Ranger Centre and toilets will remain closed at Glen Doll.

Please be aware and follow Scottish Government guidance as well as the below if choosing to visit our country parks:

  • Drivers are asked to be aware of others and park cars in a way to facilitate physical distancing
  • All toilets and hides will remain closed
  • Playgrounds are open
  • There will be no water sport or conservation activities delivered
  • Outdoor swimming is not permitted
  • No private launches of sailing vessels are permitted
  • The public are asked to kindly continue to take their litter and dog waste home

It’s important to highlight that the ANGUSalive Ranger Service will not be operating across its Country Parks and there will be no first aid service or rescue cover available. If members of the public require assistance they should call for emergency services.

The Montrose Basin car park will remain closed as will the visitor centre and toilets. If you live locally and are accessing this venue on foot please remember to kindly take litter and dog waste home. ANGUSalive is working closely with the Scottish Wildlife Trust on when this venue will re-open in line with Scottish Government guidance. 

All of our other venues and facilities will remain closed until further notice and will be reviewed in line with the Scottish Government’s ‘routemap through and out of the crisis’.

 

Museums, Galleries and Archives

These venues are currently closed. We'll keep you up-to-date on the reopening plans for these venues.

Meanwhile please find out more about activities you can do from home by visiting our page:

At home

Libraries

Our libraries are currently closed – apart from those providing the Click and Collect service. You can find out more about Click and Collect below.

Click and Collect Service

Our theatre and venues are currently closed. We'll keep you up-to-date on the reopening plans.

Meanwhile please find out more about activities you can do from home by visiting our page:

At home