Coronavirus Update – SwimWay Swimming School

SwimWay has been contacted by clients looking for a Coronavirus update and what measures have been put in place. We are currently sending weekly email updates with advice from the government website. We are checking this daily to confirm this advice. Additional updates will be provided as and when necessary.

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Signage has also been provided at each of our sites, taking care that it does not contain information that will become out of date. Regular full cleaning and disinfection will continue and soap is, of course, available for use. These are just a few of the measures we are taking.

We will continue to follow procedures as advised by the government and health services.  We take our responsibilities very seriously during this time.  Like the majority of schools and public services, we continue to operate whilst maintaining high vigilance.  We are keeping in communications with similar services and schools in the areas we operate.

As per the current government directives at the time of writing: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England. Should this change, we will act as directed.

Further Information

For more information, please visit this page here. It covers current government guidelines for educational settings.  Listed are a number of extremely helpful points. These points answer many questions we have received over the last few weeks.


coronavirus hygiene advice

Don’t forget the importance of personal hygiene!  There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often – with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
    • before leaving home
    • on arrival at school
    • after using the toilet
    • after breaks and sporting activities
    • before food preparation
    • prior to eating any food, including snacks
    • before leaving school
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
  • see further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries or concerns.

Blog published 12/03/20 at 10:59am