30 December 2021
2022 Dorset County Championships – Operating Policy
Please find below a message from Di Gibbs (County Secretary) about the current covid restrictions/rules for this event. Please read through the attached and ensure all athletes entering understand what will be required at the meet.
These requirements are based on current government guidelines but may change further before the event. We will advise immediately if this happens.
DORSET COUNTY ASA
2022 County Championships – Operating Policy
The following conditions now apply to the 2022 County Championships regardless of venue and in
accordance with Swim England best practice and the terms of our contracts with leisure providers.
Swimmers to arrive “deck ready” at the venue and to proceed directly to poolside on arrival to
minimise congestion in changing rooms. Swimmers will not be permitted into changing rooms, the
balcony area or on to poolside until 11.15 am on day of competition at Littledown (Dorchester tbc).
- Facemasks are MANDATORY for all ages within the pool hall (swimmers, coaches, team
managers, officials, meet management and host clubs) and are to be worn at all times unless
documentation showing medical exemption has been submitted to the DCASA Competition
Manager before the event (Monday 10 January 2021 latest).
- Swimmers to wear masks AT ALL TIMES regardless of age until in the marshalling area,
racing or in the warm-down pool; mask to be immediately replaced before returning to club
seating area. Coaches/team managers are expected to ensure compliance.
- The competition will be halted temporarily, and permanently if necessary, to ensure
compliance and those refusing to comply will be asked to leave the pool hall. No refund of
entry fees will be made to swimmers refusing to comply.
- All participants MUST arrive with their own facemask.
The pool hall and balcony area to be cleared of all personnel between sessions and swimmers are
expected to use the studio provided by Littledown as a lunch area.
There will be no presentations on the day; trophies/medals will be sent to clubs after the event.
There will be no spectators permitted in the balcony area of the pool hall; access via the changing
rooms for any reason is forbidden. The balcony area will be allocated for club seating.
Dorset County ASA 18 December 2021