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Coronavirus Safety Guidelines

Swim England are working closely with the venue operator to ensure the National Winter Championships are planned and delivered in line with the current Government guidelines and robust risk assessments have been developed and agreed.

The safety of all our competitors, spectators, team staff and workforce is paramount and therefore this competition will retain precautions as a duty of care for all involved.

The guidelines that follow are intended to mitigate the transmission risk of Covid-19 and safeguard those attending this year’s championships. Swim England will continue to assess the situation and will provide regular updates on any changes or adaptations to the guidance.

Risk Awareness Declaration

All those attending the event are expected to complete the online COVID-19 and Risk Awareness Declaration Form no more than 7 days prior to arriving on the venue.

IMPORTANT: If you are showing symptoms of the virus or have been in contact with someone displaying symptoms, then you must follow the Government guidance.

If you are planning on attending the National Winter Championships, we strongly advise that the following precautionary measures are followed:

Competitors

  • A lateral flow test within 24 hours of coming to the venue to confirm you are not COVID positive.
  • Upon arrival, please follow the directional and informative signage, including the venue’s NHS Test and Trace procedures where a QR code will be on display for scanning in upon entry into the venue.
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering when not competing and when moving around the venue, especially when in enclosed or congested areas where distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Hand sanitising stations will be available throughout the venue and we kindly ask that you regularly use them.
  • All personal belongings, such as water bottles, training equipment and other items, should be for personal use only, not shared and clearly labelled where possible. Any belongings brought into the venue are the responsibility of the owner. Swim England does not accept responsibility for any items that are lost, damaged or stolen.
  • When arriving for a race, please limit the amount of clothing and personal belongings that you bring down to pool deck.
  • Follow the clear deck procedures and venue flows that are outlined in the Confirmation Pack.
  • We advise all competitors to leave the venue as soon as possible once your events have been completed. This is to reduce the number of people in the pool hall at any one time.

Coaches, Team Managers and Spectators

  • A lateral flow test within 24 hours of coming to the venue to confirm you are not COVID positive.
  • Upon arrival, please follow the directional and informative signage, including the venue’s NHS Test and Trace procedures where a QR code will be on display for scanning in upon entry into the venue.
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering when sat in seats and when moving around the venue, especially when in enclosed or congested areas where distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Hand sanitising stations will be available throughout the venue and we kindly ask that you regularly use them.
  • Please limited the amount of personal belongings brought on venue. Any belongings brought into the venue are the responsibility of the owner. Swim England does not accept responsibility for any items that are lost, damaged or stolen.
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