Coronavirus: Mid and East Antrim leisure centres must close – Friary

The Seven Towers leisure centre in Ballymena. Picture: Google Maps

BANNSIDE Sinn Féin councillor Ian Friary has said that Mid & East Antrim Boroughy Council must close leisure centres to help contain COVID-19.

Cllr Friary said on Wednesday afternoon: “At this point the majority of councils have closed leisure centres and some have moved to close community centres.

“There is a special meeting of Mid and East Antrim Council tonight I will be proposing that we close leisure centres.

“I expect council to be able to carry out all essential services throughout this very worrying time but we must also take measures to protect our community from the spread of this virus.

“The World Health Organisation have stated time and again the social distancing is vital to stop the spread of the virus and Council needs to take action.

“We also need to reassure our citizens and businesses that as a council we will do all in our power to work in their interests.”

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