Solihull council ‘working’ on enabling re-opening of swimming pool and leisure centres - The Solihull Observer

Solihull council ‘working’ on enabling re-opening of swimming pool and leisure centres

Solihull Editorial 21st Jul, 2020   0

SOLIHULL Council is working on plans with some operators to re-open leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools and other venues and workplaces.

It follows recent government announcements following the Covid-19 lockdown.

Council leader Ian Courts said today: “From this Saturday (July 25), we can look forward to indoor gyms, pools and other sports facilities re-opening.

“We have been working with our leisure centre partners to put in place the necessary plans to allow Tudor Grange and North Solihull leisure centres to welcome back swimmers, gym users and other customers.  We will have more details soon.

“Similarly, on Saturday 1 August we can expect new government guidance about a more extensive return to work; how bowling, skating rinks and casinos, alongside businesses that require close contact, such as beauty therapists, can resume.

“In the autumn, we might also be going to indoor performances as well as larger gatherings, in venues like sports stadia.  “Wedding receptions will also be able to accommodate up to 30 guests (dependent on the size of the room and venue).

“All the above relaxations are part and parcel of our recovery.  We have to support businesses, as they re-open to kick-start the economy now, but we also have to plan for opportunities in the future as it is clear that the economy will take the next few years to recover.

“That is exactly what we are doing with our plans for the HS2 Interchange site and the town centre.”


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