We are excited to welcome you back in September!
We are happy that restrictions are finally lifted but are mindful of the fact that the pandemic is not over. To keep everyone safe, we will continue to take a cautious and measured approach while considering the Government, Swim England, STA, and our pool operator’s Covid-19 safety guidance in September. Whilst things may not be the same as before, if we all work together to follow the new safety guidelines and stay at home if unwell your Wizards can enjoy all the fun and health benefits of swimming again. Be assured our lessons will continue to be fun, progressive, and most importantly as safe as possible!
Super impressed today! You have all worked really hard… it was organised, safe and well thought out! Well done Zoe…you and your team did yourselves proud!E, Northampton
Some of the steps we are taking
We offer twice weekly Covid testing to our Teachers/Helpers.
Enhanced cleaning with a focus on frequently touched surfaces, changing rooms and pool equipment.
Thorough hand hygiene with sanitiser stations at the entrance, exit and on poolside.
Some of the steps pool operators are taking
NSB and NSG have introduced their own Covid-19 rules and procedures that we must all follow in order to use the pool facilities during the current pandemic. Your cooperation is required and very much appreciated.
From entry to exit your Wizard will notice one-way systems and clear signage to remind everyone to keep apart.
Chlorine levels in the pools have been adjusted. The available evidence shows that the physical effect of the pool water and an appropriate relationship between free chlorine and pH value should inactivate the virus within 15-30 seconds.PWTAG Technical Note 46
Pool ventilation systems will be providing 100% fresh air to the pool hall along with doors/windows being open where safe to do so.
- To reduce time spent in the changing rooms, Stage 3-10 swimmers will be asked to arrive “beach ready” with swimwear under easy to remove clothing on poolside.
- Changing rooms will be exit only (used only after swimming) for these Stages.
- Swimmers exiting lessons will be given a 10-minute window to briefly dry, dress and leave the facility.
- Lots of our swimmers already choose to bring a onesie, dry robe, or poncho towel to go home in after a brief towel dry in the changing rooms. We ask that all swimmers adopt this where possible to minimise time spent in the changing rooms.
Some steps we are asking you to take
To keep everyone safe your visit to NSG & NSB will be different from before. Please be assured these changes have been made with the aim of giving your Wizards the best possible safe experience with the minimum disruption.
Please do not attend lessons if you or a member of your household is showing ANY symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) has knowingly been in contact with someone displaying symptoms or have a confirmed case of Covid-19. Remain at home and take a test.
To reduce time spent in the changing rooms, swimmers will need to arrive “beach ready” (Stages 3-10) with swimwear underneath clothing.
To maintain social distancing and to comply with pool operators’ procedures only ONE Parent/Guardian per swimming family is permitted to enter the site if required.
Face coverings are mandatory for all adults (unless medically exempt) in the changing rooms/corridors and must always be worn. Face coverings in all other areas are optional but highly recommended.