Covid secure Swimming at NSB

covid secure swimming in Northampton at NSB

NSB Spring/Summer Pool Procedures

The welfare and safety of everyone remains our highest priority. To adapt to the new normal, we have introduced the following measures which we ask all Parents/Guardians to read and adopt prior to starting. We appreciate your patience, cooperation and understanding.

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS guidance can be found here. The Government Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread guidance can be found here.

It was all amazingly well organised and safe, well done to you all for doing such a great job.

Alex, Northampton

Preparing for your Wizards swimming lessons

Please do not attend lessons if you or your swimmer has a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Covid-19 is spread through close contact with people who have the virus. People with the virus can spread it even if they do not have symptoms. The risk of catching Covid-19 is highest indoors and in crowded places which is why the school continue to limit the number of adults able to enter the pool facility to one adult per swimmer into the pool facility with a maximum total of two adults if you have 2 or more swimmers attending lessons.

Please consider that the spectator area is extremely limited, and seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. We do not allow standing or overcrowding of the spectator area for fire safety reasons.

Covid rates remain high so a face covering over the nose and mouth is strongly recommended for all adults (unless medically exempt) and should be used in confined spaces (changing rooms, corridors, poolside etc) so please remember to bring one.

For Stages 3-10 to reduce time spent in the changing rooms, swimmers will need to arrive “beach ready” with swimwear under easy to remove clothing on poolside. A kit bag with their towel, swimming hat etc should be provided and will accompany your swimmer onto poolside.

We can only admit one adult per swimmer into the pool facility with a maximum total of two adults if you have 2 or more swimmers attending lessons.

Arriving at the pool

  • Please be considerate to all uses of the pool facility and reduce close contact to an absolute minimum. Remember to use hand sanitiser during your visit.
  • Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before the start of your swimmer’s lesson as entry to the facility is not possible until your swimmers allocated time.
  • For yellow hats and above (Stages 3-10) the changing rooms will continue to be exit only (used only after swimming) so swimmers will be directed onto poolside where they can change and place all belongings into their kit bag. We can admit one adult per swimmer into the pool facility (with a maximum total of two adults if you have 2 or more swimmers) to spectate if required. If you are dropping off a swimmer (and not spectating) please remain in your car or leave the school site until 5 minutes before the end of your swimmer’s lesson ready to meet them at the pool entrance.
  • Red hat swimmers (Stages 1-2) will require a Parent/Guardian to enter the changing rooms to supervise and help their swimmer get changed and then spectate in the normal way.

To minimise time spent in the changing rooms

  • Stages 3-10 (Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Black/Silver Hat) swimmers will still need to arrive “beach ready” with swimwear under easy to remove clothing on poolside. Changing rooms will remain exit only (used only after swimming) for these Stages.
  • A kit bag with their towel, swimming hat etc should be provided and will accompany your swimmer onto poolside.
  • For Stage 1-2 (Red Hat) swimmers the changing rooms will be available to change before their lesson.

After your Wizards swimming lesson

  • All swimmers will be given a 10-minute changing window after lessons 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.
  • Only adults with Red hat swimmers / a swimmer under the age of 8 / swimmers who may need assistance changing / or we have agreed with you should enter the changing rooms after lessons. 5 minutes before their lesson finishes, please leave the spectator area and enter the changing rooms via the corridor changing room doors.
  • If you are just spectating a swimmer, please leave the spectator area via the corridor after their lesson has finished and wait for them outside or in the swimming pool foyer.

Leaving the facility

  • Swimmers will not be permitted to leave until a member of our team can verify your identity. If not spectating please be ready to collect promptly 5 minutes before the end of your swimmer’s lesson using the signposted area.
  • We ask that everyone leaves the facility promptly without chatting or congregating.

We appreciate your patience, understanding and willingness to support us through this difficult time and remember, we do this for our Wizards!

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