Do not attend our locations if you, your baby or another carer displays flu, COVID symptoms OR if generally unwell for that matter.
Comply with the Duck and Dive rules:-
1 parent / 1 baby / 1 spectator allowed. Max group size of 3
Masks should be worn if in doubt, especially by spectators
Swim / Change in designated areas / Go home
Change rooms are designed to be socially distanced for those that wish to have their own space
Observe cough etiquette / use hand sanitizer
Measures taken around the facilities:
Personal set of pre-sterilised toys per client every lesson
Modified lessons plans to allow for social distancing between clients and teachers
Hand sanitizer is available on entry/exit
Socially distanced change areas
Change table sanitizers available in all change rooms
Why our (super warm) pools are safer than most:
In addition to chlorine, our pools are treated with UV which kills all known pathogens 100% including those nasties like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. UV, whilst harmful if applied to exposed skin, is extremely safe as the water passes through a UV chamber in the plant room that destroys viral particles.
UV means we use less chlorine which reduces skin irritation, particularly for conditions like eczema.
We test our pools every 3 hours for the correct chemical balance. Unlike residential pools, commercial pools are required by NSW law to be regularly tested and be rigorously compliant.
Chlorine is proven to de-activate viruses (source CDC)
Viruses do not transmit through water so swimming is the safest activity you can partake in. Your risk, as anywhere else in your life, is with not social distancing and surface contact and we have those measures covered as stated above.
Heating pools to a comfortable 33 degrees ensures your baby (and you) have a very comfortable swim and can enjoy lessons year round.
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald 14/2/2024
Cryptosporidiosis is commonly caught when swimming in water infected with the Cryptosporidium parasite.
Health Protection NSW head Dr Jeremy ...
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