Reopening of indoor pools will be a ‘welcome relief’ to millions

Swim England chief executive Jane Nickerson said confirmation that indoor pools will reopen on Monday 12 April would be a ‘welcome relief’ to millions of people.

At an Easter Monday press conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Step 2 of the roadmap out of the coronavirus national lockdown would go ahead as planned.

That will allow indoor swimming pools, leisure centres and gyms to reopen once again after being closed for more than three months – two weeks after outdoor pools were given the green light to open.

However, while clubs will also be able to resume training indoors, over 18s will not be permitted to join in until Step 3, which is currently scheduled for Monday 17 May.

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