Gyms and swimming pools reopen - here's what to expect

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Published on 25 Jul 2020, 14:03
Gyms and swimming pools have finally been allowed to reopen after months of coronavirus lockdown.

Only around 20 per cent of pools in England will be opening today, the head of the national governing body for swimming has said, with thousands potentially shutting up shop unless the Government intervenes.

Jane Nickerson, chief executive of Swim England, said that even before Covid-19 struck 40 per cent of the country's ageing pool stock was facing closure before the end of the decade.

She said many local facilities have had no support at all over the last three months.

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