13 July 2020


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have come to the decision that we will not be reopening Ullerbank Pool for hire until Spring next year at the earliest.

For some time we have been torn between the wish to reopen to salvage something of the summer, particularly for local children and families, and the knowledge that, although lockdown has eased, nothing about COVID-19 has changed, and we still understand too little about the virus to be certain of anything.

We reached our decision after reading the various operating guidance (following the Government announcement that pools could reopen from 25 July) and considering health issues within our family “bubble”, and being mindful of the fact that COVID-19 infection rates in the Carlisle area rose again last week. 

We will review the situation again next Spring, but as things stand opening the pool for private hire whilst the pandemic is ongoing is not a practical option for us. We can’t do it viably here in a way we are comfortable with. Having worked so hard to renovate the pool and bring it back to life, this has been a very hard decision, but it is the right one for our particular circumstances.

Thank you for your support and interest in our pool. We hope that next year we will be able to welcome swimmers back here again.

Best wishes

Sheila & Simon

PS: here are links to some other pools in the area who we believe are planning to reopen:

Carrock View Pool
Hayton Pool

Dalston Leisure Pool

Original closure letter here

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