There have been some
queries regarding the travel/attendance from different Coronavirus
Tier areas for training.
The short answer is
swimmers maytravel to or train in an area that has a different
COVID tier to their own, unless they come from or the training is
in a tier 3 area.
Swim England website FAQ's can be found here: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/coronavirus-faqs-answered/
and specific travel advice can be found
This depends on the area's
coronavirus alert level.
People may travel into any
tier area if it is necessary to enable disability sport, sport for
educational purposes, or supervised sport and physical activity for
under-18s to take place. This would cover club sessions (for under
18s) and learn to swim sessions (for under 18s).
People in tier 1 and 2
should not travel into very high (tier 3) areas “to take part
in physical activity”, e.g for a casual swim, unless it is
necessary to enable individual exercise or to exercise for people
from the same household or support bubble.
Similarly, people living in
tier 3 areas should not travel into tier 1 or 2 areas for a casual
swim unless it is necessary to enable individual exercise or to
exercise for people from the same household or support
A reminder about the
WSSC COVID rules:
The role of the COVID
liaison is to ensure WSSC training is compliant with risk
assessment & Swim England guidance.
It is in the interest
of everyone to follow the guidance set out if we are to keep
Wearing masks before
entering the Centres (ACL Bury/Haverhill and Culford), around
poolside when possible and after training - when queuing
to leave the pool.
Hand sanitizing at the
entrance and before leaving the pool area.
Temperature checks must
be carried out on all swimmers and COVID Liaison officers. If a
temperature reads LO or HI, then repeat temperature check after 2
minutes. A temperature reading must beobtained before poolside entry. Swimmers may only
train if a satisfactory temperature check has been
distancing at all times.
sessions; the names of everyone poolside, including the
COVID Liaison officer(s), must be recorded on the attendance
sheets, for track and trace purposes, and a satisfactory
temperature reading must be obtained before entry to
Masks must be worn by
all helpers/time keepers on poolside. All other COVID rules also
It is imperative that
we abide by these rules to ensure the safety of our
swimmers/coaches/helpers, and to be able to continue