York Sports Center closes swimming pool due to understaffing


The swimming pool at a York leisure center is closed this weekend because there are too few staff to operate it.

York Sport Village in Heslington was completely closed yesterday afternoon (Friday) due to the issue.

It’s open today, but the pools are closed all weekend, and today’s swimming lessons have been canceled.

Photography: York Sport on Facebook

In a statement, York Sport said: “Unfortunately, due to a number of staff isolations within our operations team at Sport Village, the pools will be closed this weekend.

“The remaining staff do not allow us to open the pools safely, which has forced us to make the difficult decision to close the pools and cancel swimming lessons.

“The gym, fitness classes, outdoor facilities and ParkRun will remain open as normal this weekend.”

Staff called or emailed people who booked a swim or lesson to let them know about the situation.

As it stands, the pools will reopen normally on Monday.

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