You have travelled to Wuhan City or the Hubei province or Mainland China/Hong Kong since December until now
You have knowingly been in contact with people diagnosed with the virus
You are experiencing fever or respiratory signs and symptoms
for a period of 14 days from either the time you left the areas or came into contact with the person.
Golden Rules for ALL attending Duck and Dive lessons:
observe cough/sneeze etiquette (cough into your elbow/educate your spectators)
take used tissues/coffee cups/drink containers home with you along with your nappies
use hand sanitiser as required (available at all pools)
do not attend lessons if you have any flu like symptoms
be respectful of your fellow swimmers and remember someone may have a cough which is not the coronavirus
We can all be extra vigilant about our personal hygiene at lessons and at home, frequently washing hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, especially after direct contact with other people or public environments.
At this stage, the Australian government is not recommending face masks for the general population, only for those who have symptoms and may be infected with the virus.
For further information, please refer to the advice and recommendations from the following websites:
We will monitor the advice from health authorities and will share any further information or updates as appropriate to our status as a small swim school mindful that we are not a pre-school, day care, or kindergarten.
A closing thought……“Please don’t think that if you read someone’s tweet and it has been retweeted a lot, it’s an accurate source of information. It is not. Look for reputable organisations to get your information from”……Professor Christopher Whitty CB FRCP FFPH FMedSci, British physician and epidemiologist, Chief Medical Officer for England, Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health and Social Care and head of the National Institute for Health Research.
There are many swim lesson providers for babies and toddlers all over the city, offering different programs. Many other programs are based on water familiarity and building confidence through song and rhyme. At the Duck and Dive baby swim school we go beyond these basic stages, as we recognise the importance of survival skills and aim to nurture a lifelong love of the water…