COVID Information

 

COVID-Secure Rules and Procedures Sep 2021 changes in bold

We are looking forward to welcoming all the swimmers back to their lessons.

To operate a COVID-secure environment we ask everyone to please follow the following Rules and Procedures which may change with Government guidelines:

General

  • Swimmers must not attend lessons if they, or any members of their household, are showing any COVID symptoms
  • If a swimmer becomes ill during a lesson they will be quarantined. Parent/guardian will be contacted and expected to take child home immediately
  • Swimmers are to be accompanied by one parent/guardian only
  • Non swimming siblings must not attend
  • The main door will be set to “open mode” when possible
  • For everyone’s safety we would appreciate if parents/guardians who enter the building wear a face mask/covering
  • All high touch surfaces will be cleaned regularly
  • All swimmers must shower prior to entering pool
  • A COVID -Officer will be in attendance to accompany swimmers, assist Instructors, clean touch areas and monitor activity
  • There will be no catch-up lessons available
  • Medication ie inhalers, EpiPen, must be named and handed to COVID-Officer
  • If you have any special needs or requirements, please speak to the COVID-Officer

 

Course Booking and Payment

  • On booking you must confirm your contact details for Track & Trace and provide the mobile phone number of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying each swimmer
  • Please ensure prompt payment before course start date to secure place as spaces are limited
  • New course dates and a payment reminder will be communicated one week in advance
  • All payments must be made by Bank Transfer to the following Account:
    • Account Name: Locks Heath Swim School
    • Account Number: 81516191
    • Sort Code: 40-21-03
    • Reference: “child’s name”

 

 

Arriving at the Pool – “Pool Ready”

  • On the school site swimmers and parents/guardians must walk directly to and from the pool observing Social Distancing whilst keeping to the marked path
  • Swimmers and parent/guardian must enter the main door in single file
  • Swimmers must arrive “pool ready” with their swimsuit/hat/goggles on, wearing clothing/shoes that are quick to remove (suggest a Onesie and sliders or similar)
  • Everyone who enters the pool building must use the hand sanitiser
  • Swimmer/s and parent/guardian may enter the foyer no earlier than 5 minutes prior to lesson start time to help child undress, then take the swimmers clothing/towel and wait outside or return to car
  • Parent/guardian is to don armbands if required
  • The COVID-Officer will meet the swimmers in the foyer five minutes before the lesson begins

 

Poolside Entry

  • The COVID-Officer will accompany the swimmers through the showers and to their allocated lesson position observing the one-way system

Lessons

  • Instructors will explain and encourage swimmers to Socially Distance
  • Every swimmer will have an allocated resting position which will be clearly marked on the wall
  • Class sizes will be limited
  • Shallow end and deep end lessons will have staggered start and finish times

 

Equipment

  • Equipment will be used once then quarantined or cleaned
  • Goggles will not be available to borrow

 

 

 

 

Poolside Exit – “Dry and Go”

  • The COVID-Officer will accompany the swimmers to foyer after the lesson observing the one-way system
  • Parents/guardians must be outside main door before the end of the lesson.
  •  Parents/guardians are encouraged to enter foyer to assist with drying and popping clothes over swimsuit – Dry and Go
  • Changing rooms will be available for changing after lesson only – please limit time spent in the changing room
  • No clothing/belongings are to be left in the changing rooms as regular cleaning will take place
  • Everyone to exit the building in single file asap

 

Staff

  • All staff will have undergone training to understand the new Rules and Procedures and comprehensive Risk Assessment based on advice from Swim England
  • Instructors in the water will wear visors
  • Instructors may jump in and out of the pool depending on the activity and swimmer’s ability
  • Instructors will not manually help the swimmers as much as they did prior to lockdown.  Lessons and teaching techniques will be adapted

Toilets

  • Swimmers must use the toilet before leaving home. There will be a toilet available, but use is to be kept to a minimum
  • Anyone using the toilet must wash their hands thoroughly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-Secure Rules and Procedures – Summary               Full list available on LHSS Facebook Group and locksheathswimschool.co.uk

 

  • Swimmers must not attend lessons if they, or any members of their household, are showing any COVID symptoms

 

  • Swimmers are to be accompanied by one parent/guardian only

 

  • Parents/guardians who enter the building must wear a face mask/covering

 

  • Everyone who enters the pool building must use the hand sanitiser

 

  • Swimmers must arrive “Pool Ready” with their swimsuit/hat/goggles on, wearing clothing/shoes that are quick to remove (suggest a Onesie and sliders or similar)

 

  • Parents/guardians must be outside main door before the end of the lesson.

 

  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to “Dry and Go” their swimmer and leave the building as quickly as possible. The changing rooms will be open for use after lessons only if required.

 

 

Locks Heath

Swim School

 

Locks Heath Junior School

Warsash Road

Locks Heath

SO31 9NZ

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