Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Jane Hunt Jane Hunt Conservative, Loughborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives from (a) local authorities and (b) swimming pool operators on the challenges faced by swimming pool operators as a result of covid-19.

Photo of Jane Hunt Jane Hunt Conservative, Loughborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the level of risk of closures to swimming facilities as a result of the covid-19 lockdown.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

MHCLG continues to work closely with local authorities to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on our society. My officials, together with officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are engaging with the sector to understand the impact which coronavirus has had across a range of areas, including leisure.

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