INFORMATION ISSUED BY SWIM ENGLAND

Rafal Weclewski

INFORMATION ISSUED BY SWIM ENGLAND, 10.30AM 16TH MARCH 2020

Is it safe to swim?
The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) has consulted with Public Health England who have told PWTAG: "We have checked with our national leads who confirm that coronavirus would be inactivated at the levels of chlorine used in swimming pools". Public Health opinion is that it is generally safe to go swimming at this time. Water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus. PWTAG advise that users of swimming pools should shower before entering the pool, and shower upon leaving the pool, and observe normal good public hygiene practices.

Useful Links Swim England London:  http://www.londonswimming.org/  Swim England Covid-19 Update: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/coronavirus-review/ PWTAG: https://www.pwtag.org/ NHS Coronavirus Advice:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ UK Government Coronavirus Response and Advice:  https://www.gov.uk/government/topicalevents/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response