It might seem counterintuitive, as the resigned GEIEG president Francesc Cayuela said yesterday, but now that the club has everything ready to go back to 100%, he is forced to close again. The storm of Sant Ponç flood caused by the storm has passed Glory by the end of January, the Group had been reopening in recent weeks to resume service to members. The last step was to take place next Monday, with the commissioning of the 50-meter pool. The coronavirus, however, will prevent it because from today the group facilities (Sant Ponç, Sant Narcís and Palau) will be closed until further notice, at least for the next fifteen days. Cayuela called for “patience” with partners and said he hoped the closure would be “shortened as soon as possible”, always as instructed by health and government authorities, within plans to stop the coronavirus expansion.
“Following the guidelines and health protocols set by the authorities and ensuring the safety of our partners, we will close the facilities until the situation is normalized”, explained the head of GEiEG, just now that the entity had achieved the bad moment of the storm Glory, which left two million euros worth of damage in Sant Ponç. “It’s true that this may seem like a counterintuitive thing because now that we had gotten rid of the floods and had to put the 50 pool into service on Monday, we would have been back to 100%, but we had to close again.” adds Cayuela, who believes that “we must be courageous, have serenity and trust the authorities.”
The GEiEG wanted to be “cautious” and guarantee “the security” of its users. On Thursday they had already decided to postpone training for all sports sections, and last morning, in contact with the institutions, they decided to close the equipment completely. “It is a moment that we will overcome,” the leader insisted.
The GEiEG, which celebrated its centenary last year, is now being affected in a global way, by the effects of coronavirus, just as it seemed that the effects of the storm could be turned away. Glory. Last Tuesday the entity had also announced the deferral of the traditional Ascent to the Angels, which had about 150 members, to prevent the spread of the virus.