Gyms, restaurants, pubs and cafes are ordered to close tonight.
The One Leisure group has issued a statement in response to the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening (Friday) to close pubs, restaurants, cafes, gyms and spas.
The Government hopes the measure will halt the spread of the Coronavirus.
One Leisure facilities have closed all their centres with immediate effect, these centres include Huntingdon, Ramsey, St Ives, St Neots, St Ives Outdoor centre and the Training Shed, in St Ives.
In a statement, One Leisure, said: “All one leisure memberships and lessons will be frozen with immediate effect.
“Customers do not need to do anything, this will happen automatically.
“Following the government’s latest recommendations about social distancing in an effort to slow down the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), One Leisure, operated by Huntingdonshire District Council, has regrettably had to take the decision to close the following centres with immediate effect on March 20, until further notice.”
Restaurants have already closed such as the Old Bridge in Huntingdon and many others will now follow suit. Many are, however, making plans to serve take-away food as the closure plan is does not effect take-aways.
1Life Leisure Centres Now Closed Until Further Notice
One Life at Wyboston, near St Neots, issued this statement following the Prime Minister’s advice on Friday.
“As you may already have heard the Government has requested that all gyms and leisure centres close from tonight (20/03/2020) to help combat the spread of Covid-19. 1Life shall be complying with this request and will re-open when it is safe to do so.
“All current memberships and swim school payments will be suspended from April 1st payment until your centre re-opens. You do not to do anything as we will action this for you.
“Should you have any further questions please submit your query online here or email:email@example.com
“During this difficult time it is more important than ever to maintain mental and physical health, so as valued members we will be providing some great exercise content you can complete at home in the days ahead.
“Please keep checking your emails, our Facebook pages and our website at 1Life.co.uk to keep up to date with latest news regarding our reopening dates and further remote health and activity support that we can provide you.
“We would like to thank you for your understanding and patience over this difficult period and will be in contact at the earliest opportunity with any updates.”