COVID Information

09/10/20 - small update re armbands (in bold)

 

COVID-Secure Rules and Procedures

 

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
  • Parents/guardians who enter the building must 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
  • Swimmers will not be allowed to share toys/equipment but may be given their own individual toy/equipment to play with/use
  • 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 will be able to enter foyer to assist with drying and popping clothes over swimsuit – Dry and Go
  • Swimmers must only use the changing room if there is a special need
  • 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

 

  • 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 will be able to enter foyer to assist with drying and popping clothes over swimsuit – “Dry and Go” and leave the building as quickly as possible

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locks Heath

Swim School

 

Locks Heath Junior School

Warsash Road

Locks Heath

SO31 9NZ

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