Community led Bramley Baths has today confirmed it will close its doors for the second time this year due to lockdown.
The independent leisure facility, led by the community since becoming independent from Leeds City Council in 2013, will temporarily close its doors following the new guidelines and closing all leisure centres from Thursday 5 November. The lockdown is expected to last until at least 2 December.
The Baths, which dates back to 1904, wrote on its Facebook page:
“We’ve survived two world wars, the threat of closure in 2010 and the first lockdown, but we’re still here as a hub at the centre of our community. Many thanks for your ongoing support.”
Council-run Leisure Centres in Kirkstall and Pudsey will also close. A statement on the centres’ Facebook pages said:
“We are just as disappointed as you are with this decision, as we see leisure centres having a key role to play during the pandemic in supporting both mental and physical wellbeing.
“We have all loved having you back in our facilities and in our programmes and we will miss your smiling faces once again.
“During the period of lockdown we will work closely with Government and Governing Bodies to ensure that we reopen in a safe and well-coordinated fashion. We have already done the hard work so we hope to open everything as soon as we are allowed too.”