COVID-19 Information & Expectations

Due to the very challenging and uncertain times that we are all facing during the Coronavirus Pandemic, many questions are being raised by members of a ‘What if…..’ nature and understandably so.

We would like to reassure you that we do have procedures in place and protocols for swimmers at each of our facilities and our aim is to provide you with as much information as possible in these ever changing times.

As and when new guidance is issued from our NHS, Government or Governing Body, we will look to responsibly follow these guidelines.

We will work closely with NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) and will follow all the advice and guidance provided to us in the event of a swimmer testing Positive to Covid-19.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you, your swimmer or anyone you live with, begins to display the following symptoms you must all stay at home and follow advice from Public Health Wales:

• A new continuous cough and/or

• A high temperature of 37.5 or above

• A loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell.

Swansea Aquatics wishes to make you aware that while you are not obliged to inform the club that your swimmer has or is taking a Covid-19 test, we respectfully ask that you consider informing us, enabling us to prepare for any contact we may need to have with other swimmers or the NHS Wales Track, Trace and Protect Service.

If the club is contacted by this service the Lead Covid-19 Officer will forward swimmer details to them at their request.

Can we respectfully ask that you only send your swimmer to our training sessions if they are well. We appreciate that the Winter months are upon us and minor illnesses will occur, ie the common cold etc.

Please keep your swimmers at home if they are unwell as you normally would.

If you or your swimmer feel unwell and you need medical advice, please phone NHS 111 or visit their website 111.wales.nhs.uk, or call your local GP.

It is important that we all remain vigilant, maintain social distancing of 2m and wear face coverings at all times in and around all of our facilities to prevent the spread of the virus as much as we can.

We hope that the information we’ve provided is reassuring and helpful during what we appreciate can be an anxious time for many.

Should you need to contact the Lead Covid-19 Officer in the instance that your swimmer has tested positive to the Covid-19 virus, or you would like to inform us that your swimmer is in the testing process, please email sa.healthrep@gmail.com.

Stay Vigilant, Stay Safe and Stay Well

Emma Wilkins

Lead Covid-19 Officer

Swansea Aquatics


As a Club wide policy we require ALL Swimmers , regardless of age – to wear a face covering when entering a training facility , entering poolside, leaving poolside and leaving the facility.


Swimmer Expectations:
2. Swimmer Protocol

What to do if you have COVID-19 related symptoms or are told to self isolate :
What to do – Symptoms and Testing

Government Guidelines for Self-isolation:

https://gov.wales/self-isolation

Government Guidance on ‘Close Contact’ explained :

What is Contact PDF


LEAD COVID-19 OFFICER CONTACT

For enquiries or further information & support please contact :

Emma Wilkins – Lead Covid-19 Officer – Swansea Aquatics

Email: sa.healthrep@gmail.com

Mobile : 07817110712


COVID-19 – Swimmer & Facility Protocols and Return to Training Declaration

Swimmer Protocol – All Swimmers must read prior to attending their first training session:

2. Swimmer Protocol UPDATED 30.12.21


Facility Protocol – All Swimmers must read prior to attending their first training session:

PENLAN : Penlan

MORRISTON : Morriston

PENYRHEOL : Penyrheol

WALES NATIONAL POOL : Wales National Pool


Return to Training – Swimmer Declaration – All Swimmers to complete and Return prior to attending their first training session:

Return to Training Risk Awareness Declaration


PENLAN VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZW7QGfEoA8&t=5s&app=desktop

PENYRHEOL VIDEO :  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=364472997889350&extid=q71XyFhkljzo2jTb

MORRISTON VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLJ57grRSlM


Example Form : Covid Questions asked on arrival to training – Template


 

Covid reps – We need your help!

All squads need to complete Health Checks at the start of each session.

The club is reliant on the good will of our members and families coming forward to help.

We ask that parents commit to a minimum of 1 session per week (it’s ok if you can’t make a session – we will ask for someone to cover)

The Covid Rep arrives 15 minutes ahead of the session in order to give time to gather the files etc.

They collect the Covid File from each facility operator and ask the Coach and all swimmers the necessary Health Check questions. Once the swimmer has completed the checks they can be moved through to the changing / poolside area.

Following the checks taking place – the session rep moves through to the spectator area and monitors the session to ensure that social distancing is being adhered to and that the sessions are running as safely as possible.

The file is then collected by the next sessions rep or returned to the facility staff if no further sessions are due to commence.

There is a Lead Covid Officer assigned who will be able to answer any queries that you may have.

Emma Wilkins is the Lead Covid-19 Officer and can be contacted at sa.healthrep@gmail.com

Covid-19 Officer Role Description