East Sands Leisure Centre said: “At approximately 1pm today, emergency services were called to East Sands Leisure Centre in St Andrews following a suspected chemical leak. All customers and staff were able to evacuate the building safely without assistance, however, 19 people, including two members of staff, were referred for medical assistance for minor breathing irritation.
“Emergency services and staff are still on site but all customers have left the area. The exact cause of the incident is still being investigated by the emergency services and there is no threat to the surrounding area.
“We will continue to work with emergency services and will keep customers updated as to the status of the centre via our website.”