Return to Training: Phase 2

For a return to training in April, we shall be applying most of the protocols from last year to begin with.

No spectators (apart from Covid Coordinators) will be allowed, so swimmers must be dropped and collected outside the pool. Please make appropriate collection arrangements. We shall continue to use a non-contact forehead thermometer to test on entry. Parents should wait to ensure their child has passed.

We shall continue not to use the changing rooms so swimmers should arrive already wearing costumes and be prepared to dry off poolside afterwards. Toilets will be available, but their use should be minimized by using the toilet (and showering) before leaving home. These arrangements will be under continuous review.

We shall only be using two lanes, and one central lane rope, at each pool. Poolside locations for each swimmer to undress/dress and leave kit will be pre-allocated. Swimmers will be expected to enter the pool directly from here. At the end of the session swimmers will be released in relays so actual exit times are uncertain. Parents may wish to note Caroline’s mobile number in case of concern: 07796 652448

Swim England recommend the use of hand sanitation on entering and departing from pools. We are uncertain as to how much will be readily available so parents may wish to provide their children with personal sanitisers.

Covid Coordinators have been appointed from the Parent Membership body to supervise sessions on behalf of parent and legal guardians.

Please note that, by sending them to a TASS training session, parents are warranting
that their child is, and has been for the previous week, free of any covid symptoms i.e. a persistent cough, a raised temperature or loss of taste, nor have they knowingly been in contact with anyone displaying such symptoms.

GEM 30.03.21