23 July 2020, 19:54
Following an increase in coronavirus cases in Luton, senior leaders and public health figures from the council have met with central government officials and agreed that gyms, pools, and other leisure facilities will not reopen as planned on 25 July.
Other local measures being taken include:
Hazel Simmons, Leader of the Council, said: “Our main priority is to protect Luton and these measures only serve to underline the importance of doing just that. Please pass these important messages on to your family and friends and if you can, stay at home.
“Fighting coronavirus is everyone’s responsibility. Too many families and friends have lost loved ones and we must do everything we can to ensure more lives aren’t wasted unnecessarily. There has been too much heartache in the town for us to risk further anguish, pain and suffering.”
The council continues to urge residents to follow these guidelines:
The effectiveness of these measures will be continuously monitored and further steps may have to be taken if necessary.
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