July 9 2020

Leopold Swim School COVID-19 Plan

Updated Thursday 9th July 2020

Aim: To ensure all patrons are kept safe we will be following ‘Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations: Managing the risk of COVID-19 in Aquatic Facilities.’

What we will do to keep you COVID safe?

To keep you safe we will be implementing the following measures to address social distancing laws:

  • SWIM n’ GO – We encourage participants to have their equipment on (bathers, cap & goggles) before entering centre.
  • All swim school participants – 1 guardian/ patron to attend per swimmer
  • Additional siblings, friends and family are not to attend the centre.
  • Encourage all patrons to maintain a 1.5m distance between other patrons and staff.
  • Safety screens have been installed to protect patrons and staff.
  • Designated entry and exit points into swim hall to support one way traffic.
  • Equipment will not be shared. It will be disinfected and rotated every half hour.
  • 10 minute break period between each lesson time.
  • Participants will manage their own hygiene (e.g. wiping their own nose).
  • Changeroom facilities are open with restrictions. 6 person limit per changeroom.  We encourage all patrons to SWIM n’ GO and not use showers.
  • All participants must bring a hoodie towel, jacket, dressing gown, slippers or thongs that can be put on quickly to wear home over their bathers.
  • Hand sanitizer station will be available at entry, toilets and pool halls for maintaining good hygiene.
  • Swimmers must bring in minimal belongings and monitor the placement of personal items and their vicinity to others.
  • The centre will continue to be regularly cleaned twice daily. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned numerous times daily.  This includes EFTPOS equipment, handrails, tables, chairs, counter tops, door handles and fridges.

 

What you need to do to be COVID safe?

Any swimmer or patron that has travelled overseas must self-isolate for 14 days and not attend swimming.

Any swimmer or patron that had been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate for 14 days and not attend swimming.

Any swimmer or patron with symptoms or signs of COVID-19 must NOT visit our swim centre until full recovery has taken place.

If you are displaying any of the following common COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the centre.

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

The centre must be notified if you test positive of COVID-19 so we can respond quickly.  We need to notify the health authorities for directives.

 

To be COVID-19 safe we ask you to perform the following:

  • SWIM n’ GO – participants to have their equipment on (bathers, cap & goggles) before entering centre.
  • All swim school participants – 1 guardian/ patron per swimmer.
  • Additional siblings, friends and family are not to attend the centre.
  • Maintain a 1.5m distance between other patrons and staff.
  • Greet reception staff at safety screens.
  • Adhere to correct entry and exit points into swim halls.
  • Manage your own hygiene (e.g. swimmers wiping their own nose).
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Changeroom facilities are open, but we encourage all swimmers to SWIM n’ GO.
  • Bring a hoodie towel, jacket, dressing gown, slippers or thongs that can be put on quickly to wear home over their bathers.
  • Hand sanitizer station will be available at entry, toilets and pool halls for maintaining good hygiene.
  • Bring in minimal belongings and monitor the placement of your personal items and their vicinity to others.
  • Download the COVID Safe App prior to attending centre.

 

 

Lisa Gilmour