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Effect of covid-19 on leisure services

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1514: tabled on 22 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by the impact of Covid-19 on leisure services; believes a thriving leisure industry is critical to improving the physical and economic health of communities in the Covid-19 recovery effort; notes that leisure services relieve pressure on the NHS and social care systems; commends the Government for providing an estimated £116 million of support through the National Leisure Recovery Fund; notes, however, that District Council leisure centres lost £411 million of their average annual income in 2020; urges a further financial rescue package to ensure leisure centres survive well beyond the Covid-19 crisis; and asks that District Councils are represented on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport’s recreation and leisure Covid-19 roadmap taskforce.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.