How you can help support Swim England’s #SaveOurSports campaign15 February 2021
Swim England is encouraging its members and clubs to get behind our campaign and support our lobbying work – pressing the Government to ensure swimming pools are among the first to reopen as the national lockdown ends.
Swimming pools are well managed, controlled environments that are essential for peoples physical and mental health. Swim England’s guidance has shown how they can operate safely and figures from Public Health England reveal an incredibly low rate of transmission associated with pools.
Remaining active and healthy is a key part of the battle against Covid-19, swimming pools are an essential service in helping the nation come back stronger following the second lockdown.
We are urging the Government to support our amazing sports – and there are a number of ways you can get involved:
Write to your MP
Download our template letter and send to your MP asking them to lobby the Prime Minister, calling for the Government to #OpenOurPools as a priority when we leave the national lockdown.
Tweet your MP
We have created a number of social posts that you could use on your channels to encourage the Government to #OpenOurPools
.@BorisJohnson @OliverDowden – Swimming pools are vital to the nation’s physical and mental health in battle against Covid-19, please #OpenOurPools when lockdown ends.
.@BorisJohnson @OliverDowden – We need to #OpenOurPools to help people get active again following the national lockdown.
.@BorisJohnson @OliverDowden – Figures from Public Health England show pools are safe. The end of lockdown is the time to #OpenOurPools once more for the nation to enjoy safely following @Swim_England Covid guidance.
Clubs up and down the country have operated in a Covid-secure way yet thousands of our members are locked out of the sport that they love! Please look again at this @BorisJohnson @OliverDowden
Make sure you tag Swim England in on your social media posts: