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    We live in an interesting age. No-one could have foreseen the disruption caused  worldwide by the Covid-19 virus. As is only to be expected, it has hit long planned events. I learnt today (Thursday) that Bramley Baths in Leeds has closed temporarily.

    "The health and wellbeing of all our customers is our absolute priority for everyone at Bramley Baths. Following the latest update regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our building from 9pm Wednesday, 18 March."
    This impacts on the Leeds Naturist Group who normally hold weekly swims here on a Saturday evening.
    For more information use the websites:
    for Bramley Baths and for the Leeds group.

    Unfortunately the flagship event of the region Nudestock has been cancelled for this year. This is another casualty of the Virus. Although it was scheduled for May, all BN events for that month have been either postponed or cancelled. As this is a fast changing time, there are daily updates to be found on the BN website . One knock on effect of this is the need to find a new date and venue for the region's AGM when new officers will be elected

    The Sheffield Swim is also affected. The pool will now be closing early on a Sunday and our session is postponed for the near future. More updates on the pool will be on the pool's website. If I'm being optimistic, the earliest resumption we're looking at is the May swim, but I don't know yet what the situation will be then.

    The Ryedale Swim is cancelled until further notice according to their website https://www.ryedalenaturistclub.co.uk/

    The ironic thing is that swimming pools are among the safest places to be as the chlorine in the water kills the virus. The danger lies in travel to the venues and as the kesp website puts it "Of concern, though, is the interaction that pool users have with each other beyond the swimming activity. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving and characteristics of the virus are still being determined."

    At the time of writing Sleaford was still taking place but now that leisure centres are closed this too has fallen victim.
     
    We're entering a period of uncertainty. Stay safe everyone. We may be walking through a long tunnel, but at some point we'll be coming out.
     
    EDIT: Friday March 20th 17-10
    Leisure Centres closing nationwide.
     



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