Half of pools, gyms and leisure centres in England at risk, prime minister told
Posted: Fri, 14 May 2021 10:52
More than half of public leisure facilities in England could close in the next six months unless the government provides greater financial support, the prime minister has been warned.
Around 400 gyms, pools and community centres have already shut since the start of the pandemic. However Tanni Grey-Thompson, the chair of ukactive, has told Boris Johnson there is a "grave fear" across the industry that more will go bust, with more than 2,000 facing uncertainty and possible risk of closure, widening the health inequalities across Britain.
In a hard-hitting letter to the prime minister, she calls on him to personally intervene...
From The Guardian.