Return to Land Training Briefing


Due to COVID-19 we have had to make changes to our Land Sessions in order to comply with Government Guidelines. 

If these guidelines and requirements are not followed swimmers will be unable to take part.

Following guidance from Scottish Swimming and The Scottish Government there are several protocols that we must implement, these are:

  • Before being allowed to return to Land Training ALL members, parents / guardians of members under 18, must have read and understand the Inverclyde ASC Return to Land Training Briefing (this document),
  • The Covid-19 Return to Training Health Screen Survey and the Inverclyde ASC return to Land Training self-declaration v1 MUST be completed, these are available on the website under the COVID-19 resources tab. Each member must have submitted the forms before being eligible to return to training.




Before the session

  • By attending you are agreeing that you are fit and well and showing no signs of Covid-19.
  • Swimmers should not be attending any session if at all unwell
  • Toilet facilities are not guaranteed, make sure you have been to the toilet before the session
  • Be prepared. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring you own hand sanitiser, a towel or mat for the ground and a water bottle.
  • Know where your designated reporting point/area is for the venue. This will be confirmed by Email / Team Unify / Facebook, or by a video ‘walk through’ of the procedure.



On Arrival

  • An arrival time window will be allocated for the session. This time should be adhered to as far as practicable to minimise cross over with other groups or users, which might otherwise overload the capacity limitations of the facility.
  • Make your way to the reporting point where there will be a COVID-19 Liaison officer, who will:
    • Confirm the details you have provided and check there has been no change since completing the forms
    • Register your attendance at the session 
    • confirm that you understand the updated guidance including hand sanitising before entering the facility.
  • Social distancing must be followed.  As guidelines are constantly changing the current guidelines can be found on the Scottish Government website

As tempting as it may be, please refrain from greeting your friends in close proximity. (e.g. No hugs, high fives etc.)


What if I am late?

  • For practical reasons we request you arrive to the session at the stated time
  • After this time, the Covid-19 Liaison officer is likely to have moved to monitor social distancing within the session.
  • Arrivals outside of the allocated times should report to the ‘Late Registration Area’ TBC, and not proceed any further until they have been registered as above.


During the Session

  • Remember to have fun!


After the session

  • Swimmers should use hand sanitiser before leaving.
  • At the end of the training session swimmers should leave the area as soon as possible in the direction instructed by the covid liaison officer
  • Social distancing for participants must be followed as soon as the session has ended
  • Departure needs to be prompt with minimal time taken to minimise cross over with other groups or users which might otherwise result in clustering or reduced social distancing.
  • Parents / guardians must arrive to collect their swimmer before allotted session finish time to limit time exiting facility at the end of session. Parents / guardians should always be no more than 10 minutes from facility.
  • Swimmers whose parents are not in the Car Park at pick-up time should go back to the designated waiting area. (TBC)
  • Parents must ensure prompt collection. Late collection of a swimmer could result in the swimmer being prevented from attending the next available session.


What if someone becomes unwell during the session?

  • If a person becomes unwell during a session, they must alert the Coach/Covid officer immediately. The individual will be isolated in a predesignated area.  The parent / guardian will be contacted to collect them immediately.
  • The swimmer will be required to return home to self-isolate and follow current NHS guidance which includes taking a Covid-19 test.  If the test is negative the swimmer will be able to return to training.  If the swimmer does not take a test they will be required to self-isolate for the full duration as advised by NHS guidelines. 
  • Other swimmers, parents / guardians in the group will be advised of possible contact with someone with Covid-19 symptoms. At time of writing NHS advice from link above states ‘They do not need to self-isolate unless they are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. But they should take extra care to follow social distancing advice, including washing their hands often.’  If they get any coronavirus symptoms, they must self-isolate and get a coronavirus test as soon as possible.


Important points

  • The Covid-19 Lead and/or the Covid-19 Liaison has the right to refuse entry to training to any member they believe may have symptoms of Covid-19 or is returning to training too early after having Covid-19.  There is no right to appeal these decisions. (Remember they are volunteers!)
  • Parents / guardians should always be no more than 10 minutes from the training facility and must be accessible by mobile.
  • Parents/Guardians must provide an up to date mobile number and be able to collect their swimmer at short notice in the event that they become unwell.
  • No spectators are allowed and we appreciate your understanding with this.
  • During drop off and pick up parents/ Guardians must observe social distancing
  • Swimmers should have their own equipment and only bring what is required for that session. All items to be clearly named. Details of required items will be confirmed with session information.
  • Swimmers should have their own water bottles, clearly named and identifiable, filled enough to last the duration of the session.
  • Sharing of equipment is not be permitted. “If you don’t have it you train without it”
  • Individuals should avoid handling other people’s kit and take their own kit home to clean.

If any swimmer or anyone in their household has shown any signs of COVID-19  they MUST NOT attend any session until they have had medical clearance.  Again these symptoms and guidelines can be found on the Scottish Government website.