Unfortunately, the Prime Minster’s announcement on 23rd June, did NOT include the re-opening of pools.
Mr. Johnson’s words leave any room for local interpretation.
“Close proximity” venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools and spas will need to remain closed for now, as will bowling alleys and water parks.
But my RHFs the Business and Culture Secretaries will establish taskforces with public health experts and these sectors to help them become Covid-secure and re-open as soon as possible.
We will also work with the arts industry on specific guidance to enable choirs, orchestras and theatres to resume live performances as soon as possible.
Recreation and sport will be allowed, but indoor facilities, including changing rooms and courts, will remain closed.”
If you are disappointed with this decision, please support Swim England’s petition to the government.