Thousands of people in Glasgow are going online to use Glasgow life services such as books and home work outs, while gyms and libraries remain closed due to the coronavirus lock down.

The Glasgow Club app has been downloaded more than 2,000 times in the last two weeks and more than 60,000 fitness sessions have been completed.

Library ebook issues continue to stay over 50% ahead of usual with almost 4,000 being issued in the last fortnight and around a thousand new members have registered with Glasgow Libraries.

Downloads of audiobooks are also up over 50% on usual and e-Magazines continue to be hugely popular with more than 3,000 downloaded last week.

Alongside the App, services include videos, live streams and social media content from Glasgow gyms, like Get Glasgow Moving and museums, like the Riverside, Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Museum.

Whilst many of the programmes are accessible for everyone, there are individual programmes aimed at families, primary school pupils and people affected by cancer.

Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council said: "The response to our new online services has been tremendous and it highlights how the city values the range of services Glasgow Life delivers for the people of Glasgow.

"The figures show that demand is increasing that's why our staff team are working as hard as they can to get even more activity online, giving everyone staying safe at home even more choice with new features and new distractions from the lockdown life coming online soon."


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