The Government has now confirmed to Sport England that organised sports and activities which have initiated return to play protocols will be allowed to continue as before. Swim England has published detailed guidance for the safe use of swimming pools, which has been used by facilities across the country.
Swim England CEO Jane Nickerson said, “This is excellent news. We expected this would be the case when the announcement was made by the Prime Minister but wanted to confirm before updating our affiliated clubs, members, coaches, teachers and swim schools. Club activity and swimming lessons will be able to continue as previously as they are taking place in Covid-secure environments, but they must continue to adhere to our Returning to the Pool guidance. All other pool activity operating within the Swim England guidelines can also continue but people should not travel to pools socially in groups of more than six. We’d also encourage everyone to follow the latest advice from the Government and wear face coverings where necessary and ensure you maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene at all times”.