Reopen swimming pools in England

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It is deeply disappointing that Boris Johnson has made no clear indication in Parliament this afternoon (23rd June 2020) about the reopening of swimming pools in England, despite announcing that pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers can open.

To say today’s announcement is extremely frustrating for everyone involved in swimming would be an understatement; not only in terms of the financial consequences for swimming pool operators and swim schools, and the millions of people who enjoy recreational swimming for health, fitness and fun, but the impact it will have on participants not being able to access lessons and learn a key life skill.

As an industry we now, more than ever, need to step up and work together - as an aquatics community we need to take action and lobby the government for further clarity and guidance on the reopening of swimming pools.  

This petition has been started by STA, a UK governing body for swimming -

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