Following the government announcement that leisure centres may reopen, we have been analysing the safety and financial challenges ahead. The Covid crisis has had a huge financial impact on the sector and UKactive confirmed that projected footfall and income will be significantly down over the next year, whilst operating within the new guidelines.
We know our leisure facilities are really important for our customer's health and well-being and we want them open again as soon as possible, so we hope that you will bear with us during this time. Please be assured, we are working closely with Local Councils to continue to assess the situation and will bring news to our customers as soon as possible.
As a registered charity, Fusion is supporting the #SaveLeisure campaign launched by Community Leisure UK urging the UK Government to commit circa £800m relief funding to enable the full reopening and recovery of the public leisure sector. Without this dedicated relief fund a third of all public leisure facilities in the UK may not reopen and half will face permanent closure by the end of the year. To find out more about this campaign and ways you can support, click here.
Please stay tuned for more information.