PureGym weighs Liverpool lockdown lawsuit | Life and style

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The UK’s largest gym chain could take legal action after being ordered to shut down its sites in Liverpool, a decree it says has “no scientific basis” and will destroy businesses.PureGym said it was “extremely disappointed” to be ordered to shut down seven sites on the back of strict new level 3 coronavirus restrictions in the region.

Humphrey Cobbold, CEO of PureGym, urged politicians to reconsider the “backward step that has no scientific basis”. “If they fail to do so… they will actively contribute to the willful destruction of a sector which is an essential service where many operators are already in financial distress,” he said.

Businesses “wouldn’t stand by and watch this destruction happen,” Cobbold said. “We will be looking at all steps that can be taken to support our industry and its members, including using legal processes if that is the right thing to do.”

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