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High Life Highland Locations Still Open For Business

23rd September 2020

Photograph of High Life Highland Locations Still Open For Business

The Chief Executive of High Life Highland has spoken following the First Minister's statements to remind customers that the Charity's locations should not be affected by the restrictions coming into place later in the week.

Steve Walsh said, "High Life Highland has worked extremely hard to ensure that our locations are operating strictly in line with the Scottish Government's guidelines.

"The changes understandably implemented by the First Minister today should have no impact on the experience of members and customers accessing our services or in the way HLH staff will operate our various locations.

High Life Highland has been operating online booking systems to access its various locations to ensure it complies with the necessary protect and trace requirements. In addition, the Charity has increased its online offering across all its services, ensuring access to those choosing to remain at home or who have been shielding.

The Highland Charity Chief went on, "Our primary focus has been the safety of our customers and staff, and this continues to be the case as our teams develop our operations, while ensuring that all necessary guidelines are appropriately applied.

“Whether customers are visiting one of our museums, archive centres, cafes or swimming pools they can be safe in the knowledge that a substantial amount of processing and planning has gone into making sure they can visit a COVID-safe environment.

“It is clear from the First Minister’s statements that the country is likely to remain in a state of review for the foreseeable future. The teams across the whole charity, both onsite staff and those currently working remotely from home, will continue to work hard to do what is necessary to protect jobs and services for the longer term.

Mr Walsh concluded, “High Life Highland will continue to work with partners in The Highland Council, NHS Highland, sportscotland, Creative Scotland and other local organisations to ensure it is able to continue offering services, particularly to those most in need, while playing its role to mitigate the spread of the virus as far as practicable."

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