Pudsey Leisure Centre and Bramley Baths both close due to coronavirus

Pudsey Leisure Centre and Bramley Baths have both been forced to temporarily close due to coronavirus.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 3:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 3:12 pm

On Tuesday, Pudsey Leisure Centre announced they would be closed until further notice due to the 'global pandemic'.

In a social media post, staff said: "We understand that many of you have got memberships, swimming lessons, bookings etc... so further information will be released concerning all of your financial concerns.

"Unfortunately all Direct Debits are suspended with immediate effect. We will be contacting all our customers as soon we can.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Pudsey Leisure Centre

"Please understand, we can’t answer questions and queries directly through Social Media directly, but as we mentioned, we will make all information transparent as soon as possible.

"We here at Pudsey Leisure Centre are really sorry to be bringing you this news, but we will do everything we can to get everything sorted as easily as we can.

"Look after yourselves, and each other. We will see you all soon, much love PLC."

Less than 24 hours later, Bramley Baths also announced temporary closure due to the virus.

On Wednesday, Bramley Baths tweeted: "Bramley Baths will be temporarily closing from 9pm this evening due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

"We are asking people to still support us during our closure period.

"Health & Wellbeing is at the very heart of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring that we reduce the risk of Coronavirus for all our customers to an absolute minimum."

"Thank you again for your understanding and ongoing support during these challenging and unprecedented times."

More information is available by clicking here.A spokesman for Leeds City Council said: “We continue to follow national guidance around managing the impact of Coronavirus in Leeds, and will therefore be closing a large number of our buildings and facilities to the public from tomorrow morning (March 18).

“This will include Leeds Town Hall, Carriageworks, Pudsey Civic centre and all our leisure centres as well as our museums and galleries.

“Our teams on site have been working hard and continuing to welcome the public in recent weeks, but the safety and wellbeing of staff and the people of Leeds is always our first priority.

“These closures will remain in place throughout March and April. We will be monitoring developments and following government guidance with regards to when it may then be appropriate and practical for us to reopen our sites.

“In the meantime we will be developing our online content and will engage with people through our social media channels. We would also like to thank all our visitors and staff for their continued support and look forward to welcoming people back in future.”

Council-run markets, libraries and community hubs will currently remain open but group events or activities will not be held in community hubs or libraries until further notice.