Following Tuesday’s government announcement of further easing of lockdown, Swim England have launched a campaign to pressure the government to open gyms and pools on 4th July, along with the long list of other venues that will be permitted to open.
The Government has repeatedly claimed that physical activity is a key part of getting through the current situation, yet this option is not available for the millions of people who swim every year, including many thousands who struggle to be active on land because of health conditions.
Swim England has produced guidance detailing how people can get back in the water in a safe, controlled manner, which makes the decision to delay the reopening of pools even more frustrating.
Please back the campaign if you feel able. All the details can be found at this link, including a link to a petition (this has already received over 40,000 signatures) and a template letter for people to send to their MP.