Swimming pool users will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ to ensure the safety of everyone visiting and working at facilities, according to guidance published by Swim England.
The recognised national governing body has issued its Returning to the Pool advice ahead of the Government giving the green light for a return to the water.
Included in the five detailed documents are robust recommendations for operators, casual swimmers, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity, teachers and those attending swimming lessons.
The guidance is based on the latest scientific advice and Government guidelines and will be updated to reflect any changes announced in the future.
It has been developed following lengthy consultation with Public Health England, Sport England, leisure operators, home country partners and a panel of representatives from clubs, swim schools, volunteers and other key stakeholders across the country, including medical professionals.