Swim England reveals ‘new normal’ as Returning to the Pool guidance published
Swim England Returning to the Pool guidance document can be downloaded HERE
Swimming pool users will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ to ensure the safety of everyone visiting and working at facilities, according to guidance published by Swim England.
The recognised national governing body has issued its Returning to the Pool advice ahead of the Government giving the green light for a return to the water.
Included in the document are robust recommendations for casual swimmers, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity, teachers and those attending swimming lessons.
Jane Nickerson, Swim England Chief Executive, thanked everyone who had contributed to the in-depth guidance.
She said: “We have all been missing the water during the Covid-19 enforced closure of swimming pools.
“Swim England is therefore delighted to be able to produce this guidance to help ensure the safe return to the water once swimming pools are allowed to open again.
“Our first priority remains the safety of everyone involved in our sports, be they participants, leisure centre staff, coaches or volunteers.
“When pools reopen, it will not be a case of ‘business as usual’ and we know that things will have to be different.
“However, if we are to play our part in protecting the NHS from another wave of Covid-19 admissions, it is important we follow the latest guidance and adjust to the new ‘normal’.