Swimmers flock to UK outdoor pools

From Monday, up to six people, or two households, in England can meet outside whilst outdoor sporting facilities such as swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts can be used with social contact limits in place.

Swimmers at an open-air pool in southeast London told Reuters they were extremely happy to once again be able to do something they love.

Johnson announced a third national lockdown in England on January 4, but has said he plans to proceed with a “cautious and irreversible” route out of restrictions, underpinned by a quick rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.