Parent Code of Practice for Swimming Lessons

In order to keep everyone safe during their visit to the centre we have put together a new Code of Practice for our swimming lessons which must be followed at all times:

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR ABERTILLERY & EBBW VALE SPORTS CENTRES

Before Coming to the Facilities

  • Do not come to the facility if you or your child have shown signs or symptoms of COVID in the past 7 days, please see symptoms below: –
    1. Persistent cough
    2. High temperature
    3. New loss of taste or smell
    4. Shortness of breath
  • Health screening form to be completed prior to first lesson back.
  • Please make sure you have booked your child’s space within the swimming lesson program.
  • If you could please arrive 5 minutes before your child’s lesson (your child should be pool ready with swimming costumes under their clothes, so less time spent in the changing rooms).
  • During this period swimming lessons will consist of wave only classes, limited to 8 per class whilst observing social distancing (please refer to appendix 1 and facility that you will be using).
  • Please observe social distancing guidance whilst visiting the facilities.
  • Please use the sanitizer stations provided.
  • Toilets will be open but limited numbers; all cubicles will be accessible but sinks and urinals may be blocked off to observe social distancing measures.
  • Behaviour deemed inappropriate may result in the customer being asked to leave and jeopardise your future usage of the facility.
  • Please be patient with the staff and other users during this period.

 

Swimming Lesson Procedure

  • Please shower at home where you can to limit time spent in the changing village.
  • Please arrive at the centre with your child’s swimming kit under their clothes.
  • All facility users over 11 must wear a mask in the changing rooms and communal areas.
  • Some lockers will be available, but we ask for you to hold on to your children’s clothes and bags to limit touch points in the changing areas.
  • There will be zones marked out to observe social distancing in the changing rooms (cubicles and floor markings).
  • Please observe the distancing markers on the floor to wait for the teacher to call your child to their pool area.
  • There will be no more than 8 people children per lesson during this period.
  • Swimming directions will be issued by the teachers.
  • There is a new structure during this period, so teachers and areas your child participates maybe different.
  • Children will be staggered on both sides of the pool to observe social distancing.
  • Once the session is complete parents should arrive on time to collect their child via the distancing markers.
  • We advise that children shower at home following the lesson.
  • Change in your zone and spend as little time as possible in this area.
  • Exit the facility via the main entrance (follow one-way system).

 

Spectating

  • There will be no spectating in Tredegar due to limited space and restriction on numbers.
  • Abertillery and Ebbw Vale will use the 1st floor seating area that will have seating available for one parent/guardian. There will be one-way systems in place and social distancing measure on the seats.
  • Face masks must be worn whilst spectating.
  • There will be a one-way system from the changing area to the first-floor seating, please follow the arrows in the centre.
  • There will be 1 parent allowed to spectate per child.

 

Appendix 1

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR TREDEGAR SPORTS CENTRE

Before Coming to the Facilities

  • Do not come to the facility if you or your child have shown signs or symptoms of COVID in the past 7 days, please see symptoms below: –
    1. Persistent cough
    2. High temperature
    3. New loss of taste or smell
    4. Shortness of breath
  • Health screening form to be completed prior to first lesson back.
  • Please make sure you have booked your child’s space within the swimming lesson program.
  • If you could please arrive 5 minutes before your child’s lesson (your child should be pool ready with swimming costumes under their clothes, so less time spent in the changing rooms).
  • During this period swimming lessons will consist of wave only classes, limited to 8 per class whilst observing social distancing (please refer to appendix 1 and facility that you will be using).
  • Please observe social distancing guidance whilst visiting the facilities.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer stations provided.
  • Toilets will be open but limited numbers; all cubicles will be accessible but sinks and urinals may be blocked off to observe social distancing measures.
  • Behaviour deemed inappropriate may result in the customer being asked to leave and jeopardise your future usage of the facility.
  • Please be patient with the staff and other users during this period.

 

Swimming Lesson Procedure

  • Please shower at home where you can to limit time spent in the changing areas.
  • Please arrive at the centre with your child’s swimming kit under their clothes.
  • All facility users over 11 must wear a mask in the changing rooms and communal areas.
  • We ask for you to hold on to your children’s clothes and bags to limit touch points in the changing areas.
  • There will be zones marked out to observe social distancing in the changing rooms (cubicles and floor markings).
  • Please observe the distancing markers on the floor to wait for the teacher to call your child to their pool area.
  • There will be no more than 8 people children per lesson during this period.
  • Swimming directions will be issued by the teachers.
  • There is a new structure during this period, so teachers and areas your child participates maybe have changed.
  • Children will be staggered on both sides of the pool to observe social distancing.
  • Once the session is complete parents should arrive on time to collect their child via the distancing markers.
  • Showers will not be available during this time to limit time spent in the changing rooms.
  • Change in your zone and spend as little time as possible in this area.
  • Exit the facility via the main entrance (follow one-way system).
  • There will be no spectating during this time at Tredegar Sports Centres.

 

Appendix 1