23 March 2020
|23 March 2020|
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|18 March 2020|
Dear members, parents and carers,
In the interest of our staff, members and volunteers and based on the latest advice issued by Swim England yesterday evening, it is with deep regret that we have decided to suspend all club activities with immediate effect.
You will find the latest update from Swim England HERE
All club activities are hereby suspended from 12 noon today, 18th March 2020 until 30th May. This includes all taught and coached sessions, face-to-face meetings, events (including social), training camps and training groups.
We will continue to monitor
the situation very closely and follow government and Swim England
advice and provide any updates by email and on our website.
As stated in our update yesterday, all future direct debit payments will be suspended until activities return to normal.
Whilst we work through the administration involved in this decision, we would ask that you refrain from cancelling your direct debits as this will increase our current workload. This may also delay the process of reactivating your membership once the epidemic has passed and we are able to restart our activities again.
We do ask for your patience and understanding in the coming days and weeks as we navigate this unprecedented situation and that you recognise that our staff are doing their very best to support you and the club.
|17 March 2020|
Dear parents, carers and members,
I am writing to you with an update on the Covid-19 situation and how it affects club sessions and you as members. The health and well-being of our members and staff is of the greatest importance to us and we are monitoring the situation very carefully.
I would like to confirm that the club will continue to operate whilst the pools remain open or until we are advised by the government or Swim England to the contrary.
The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) advice is that the virus is inactivated by the chlorine levels in swimming pools. Swim England have advised today that clubs can continue with their own training programmes (in consultation with their pool operators).
However, there are some measures that we can take to reduce the risk of infection to our members and staff and we ask that you help us by following these guidelines.
- Please do not bring your child to the pool if either you or your child is unwell
- Avoid bringing additional family members or friends to spectate.
- Please bring your child to the pool, changed and ready to swim to facilitate fast movement through the changing facilities where we have children changing in a confined space.
- All swimmers should shower before entering the pool and move onto poolside as soon as possible.
- After your class, swimmers should shower and change quickly and avoid lingering in the changing rooms.
- We have looked at the facilities available and requested additional changing rooms to be made available where possible. This is not possible in all centres, but Gurnell have confirmed the group changing rooms will be made available with immediate effect and other centres may be able to do the same.
Naturally, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will communicate any updates as and when necessary. Should the club be forced to cease our activities, we would suspend all direct debit payments until the situation is resolved.
|11 March 2020|
In light of the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Ealing Swimming Club continues to monitor the Coronavirus situation and will be following Government and Swim England advice carefully and issues the following statement to share information to ensure all possible precautions are taken:
All of our current events are still going ahead as planned, and the welfare of anyone attending Ealing SC sessions and events is of paramount importance. At this stage we have no plans for major changes to our offering. Our own meet in July will remain as scheduled, as do our planned attendances at other meets. However, it is likely that we will see some form of disruption over the coming months. These months include both regional and national level target competitions.
Training will, as much as possible, continue as normal but we will be following Government guidance and assessing risk as appropriate. There are currently no planned changes at any of the Ealing SC locations. We may see some disruption and additional measures related to our use of schools and public pools. Please look out for information, which will be sent on where relevant. It is important that we comply with all requests. The venues we attend will also have information posted, please check there as well.
We would like to remind all members:
Please follow the latest Government advice relating to the spread of Covid-19 at all times - you can read it here
Read and follow the hygiene precautions from NHS.UK to help reduce the spread of infection here.
If self-isolation applies to you or your family then do NOT attend training.
Please note that leisure centres have been closed for extended periods for deep cleaning after someone who was later diagnosed as infected, collected a family member from the facility. We do not want that to happen here if possible.
The measures below are about the spread of infection, you can spread infection without being ill. This advice includes Swimmers, Volunteers, Coaches and Parents.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get to training and when you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
- wherever possible please shower BEFORE going poolside to swim, this keeps the outside out of the pool
- touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- attend training if you are unwell, have a fever and/or cough
- spray pool water from your mouth
- attend training or if you are in self-isolation
- Share water bottles
Chronic Conditions / Asthma
Athletes are reminded that optimal control of chronic medical conditions such as asthma are paramount to prevent secondary complications of Coronavirus infection (or any viral illness). Please speak to your doctor if you feel that your long-term condition is not under control and ensure you always have a good supply of medications.
Please continue to monitor ESC Twitter Feed, social media and the website regularly for updates to training and further information. Before departing for training please check on the website to ensure that the training session is taking place. Last minute changes to programme are possible.