Covid - 19 Update

Dated 11th July.

Dear Parents/Guardians

 

As you may be aware, the Government has allowed swimming pools to reopen from 25th July 2020 and as such KLS are pleased to announce our plan to commence lessons again. However, because of timescales and Covid-19 training that we need to pass on to our teachers, we have decided that September will be the most appropriate time to begin. This means there will be no Summer Intensive Course as we had hoped for.

 

It is our intention to write to you individually with more information on how the Covid-19 regime will work at the pool. Invoices will be individually tailored to reflect credits/payments so that we have some continuity from where we left off in March! We intend to send invoices out at the beginning of August with a strict payment deadline as spaces will be limited. Classes will be a maximum of 4 due social distancing and pool bathing load restrictions.


Unfortunately, for safety reasons and the fact that teachers will not be allowed in the water, we are unable to run Duckling and Puffin classes until at least the New Year. All credits/payments will be honoured when these classes are able to resume.

Some of the new regime details will include a strict one way system inside the Community Centre/pool area, parents will not be allowed on poolside, swimmers must come swim ready, no changing rooms to be used (except toilets) and we will have to have a phone number for contact tracing. These are all Government/Swim England national guidelines which all swim schools need to follow.

 

These measures will hold place for the forseeable future but hopefully are a temporary way of life. 

 

KLS hope that everyone has stayed safe over the past months and we are excited to get going again in September and understand that in these times of uncertainty not all of you will be wanting your child/ren to swim right away. Let us reassure you that all staff at the pool will be maintaining Covid-19 safety measures and regular cleaning of equipment and heavily used areas is planned.

 

As always, any questions, please contact us.  

 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in September!
 
Kind regards
 
Kerrie and Gavin Lacey

Dated 23rd June.

Due to Boris Johnson’s latest announcement on June 23rd, we still remain closed until the next review.

Dated 15th June.
Dear Parents/Guardians

We hope you and your families are all well?

We thought we would give you an updated idea of where we are with the swim school at the moment.  All of us, teachers included, cannot wait to get back to swimming, as I’m sure most of you wish to get back to some normality soon too.

As you may or may not know the planned return date for our industry is July 4th at the earliest.  We have not heard anything more from the Government as yet.  We are still waiting for our main governing body (Swim England) to publish their guidelines.  We have had some guidelines from our other governing bodies (STA and RLSS) but we need to get the information from Swim England as we are affiliated to them. Hopefully, we should get them later today!

Like you, we really want to return as soon as safely possible but I am not sure if  we will be able to return to the swim school before the end of July. We are keeping everything crossed that we may be able to hold the summer holiday course in August (10-14). 
 
It is probable that all swimming pools will need time to make the essential tests/checks and heat the water before allowing their use which is why as the 4th July approaches, it would seem less likely they will be ready until August.
 
Until there is a clear indication of lockdown easing in the leisure industry, quite simply, we cannot be more specific.

We will keep you informed as soon as we hear any information.

Stay well and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
 
Kerrie and Gavin Lacey

Kerrie Lacey Swimming Ltd (KLS)

Dated 16th May.
Dear Parents/Guardians
 
We hope you and your families are all well?
 
We thought we would give you an updated idea of where we are with the swim school at the moment.  Our teachers and us cannot wait to get back, as I’m sure most of you wish to get back to some normality soon too.
 
We saw the Prime Minister’s phased return to normality at the beginning of the week, as I’m sure most of you did, and it looks like they are proposing we may be able to consider returning (in our industry) after the beginning of July at the earliest. 
 
Obviously, we are completely reliant on the school and the leisure centres returning before we can go back. 
 
We are also waiting to get guidance from our Governing bodies (RLSS, STA & Swim England) as to how we can open safely for the children, you and our lovely staff.  Apparently they are advising the Government and will be sending out advice for all swim schools and pool providers.  We are affiliated with Swim England as a school and I am a member of the STA and RLSS too.  So we should be getting information from all of those sources.
 
Like you, we really want to return as soon as safely possible but I am not sure if we will be able to return to the swim school this side of the Summer holidays, but we are keeping everything crossed that we can be up and running as soon as possible.
The reasons we are still unsure of when we will be open is that we are, as mentioned earlier, completely reliant on other areas (school/leisure centres) returning to business, that there is no second spike in the virus and guidance from the Government and our governing bodies being fully available and installed. 
 
We will keep you informed as soon as we hear any information.
 
Stay well and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
Kind regards
Kerrie & Gavin