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SWIMMING POOLS GET THE GREEN LIGHT
TO OPEN FROM 25 JULY 2020



The Government has now outlined the measures that will allow outdoor pools to reopen from 11 July 2020 and indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities to reopen from Saturday 25 July 2020.

The guidance, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been compiled with input from many sporting bodies including Swim England and in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

It includes advice for providers of pool, gym and leisure facilities on cleaning, social distancing, and protection for staff to help venues get back up and running safely.

As many of you will be aware, over the past 5 weeks we have been constructively liaising with many of our swimming pool providers and working on a draft programme using the guidance that Swim England provided in their published document 'Returning to the pool'

Whilst this is fantastic news, we are still in a position where Reading Borough Council, our biggest pool provider, need to give us a green light for a return to the pool.

Once we receive confirmation of this, we will then cost the draft programme to ensure financial viability before announcing any start date. Whilst the draft programme aspires a return for everyone, please be mindful that a phased squad return approach may be necessary.

We look forward to welcoming all of you back soon.