Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of local authority run swimming pools including pools run under contract by third parties that have (a) reopened after the covid-19 lockdown and (b) remained closed.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published guidance on the safe reopening of swimming pools and it can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-gyms-and-pools-to-reopen-safely.

Decisions on reopening are made by local authorities and this information is not held centrally.

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