Sweeney’s Swim School is reopening!
It is with great excitement to announce that we can reopen. Lessons will return from
WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2021.
If you were enrolled with us when we last closed (Friday 6th August) we still have you enrolled.
As per the state government mandate, anyone 16 years or older must be fully vaccinated to enter our facility.
This will mean all parents, carers, guardians and staff will need to be fully vaccinated to be admitted entrance.
You will need check in via our QR code and show your vaccination status to a staff member each time you enter. This can be via your services Victoria app, printed copy of certificate or letter of exemption from your Doctor.
Unfortunately, children are not to be unsupervised within our facility so if the parent/carer does not show proof we will not be able allow the child to enter.
We ask that only one parent or guardian per family attend the facility so we can comply with density limits.
We will continue to use our squash court as marshalling area before your lesson.
We ask patrons to limit their changeroom use at this time.
Parents and Carers are required to wear masks in our facility.
Teaching staff are not required to wear a mask while teaching. Parents in our tadpole classes do not need a mask while in the water with their baby.
COVID Safe Plan
Our covid safe plan has been updated to reflected the current government requirements.
If you were enrolled with us when we last closed (Friday 6th August) we still have you enrolled. There is no need to re-enrol.
If you have prepaid lessons from July we will honour them from the time of reopening.
Make up lessons- We will honour any existing make up lessons.
At this stage make up lessons will not be able to be booked more than one day in advance. We ask that you call the centre on the day you wish to do a make up class and we will be able to book you if we have available space.
COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
During Victorian Government Restrictions
Staff & Patron Health If you’re sick, stay at home: Upon entry, signage will ask patrons (and staff) to ensure they do not have any symptoms that may indicate an infection of COVID-19. A checklist includes the following:
- sore throat
- runny nose
- loss of taste or sense of smell
- elevated temperature
- shortness of breath
- unusual fatigue
- unusual muscle aches and pains
Covid Safe Plan- Sweeneys Swim School has completed and will be adhering to their Covid Safe Plan.
Reporting COVID-19 Procedures: If there is a case of COVID-19 reported at our premises we will be following all directives from our state health authority and complying with all cleaning and disinfecting procedures
Hygiene and cleanliness: We have increased our cleaning schedule to include
- Hand sanitizer available upon entry and exit of our facility and on our reception desk
- The pool water is continuously being disinfected by chlorine. The 24-hour filtration system also monitors the chlorination levels. The pool is also manually tested every 3-4 hours in line with the guidelines of safe pool operations.
- We will have increased scheduled cleaning routines. During a class change over period all surfaces including and not limited to toilets, chairs, tables, reception, door handles, swim equipment and bench seats will be wiped with a disinfectant.
- The facility will be completely cleaned each night using a disinfectant
Equipment Safety: Minimal equipment will be used during lessons and all equipment will be sanitized after use.
Tadpole Classes- Parents are encouraged to bring their own bubble float and small bath toy to each lesson.
Lesson Requirements In order to offer lessons at this time there are a number of requirements we must follow.
Managing Social Distance Requirements: Social distancing requirements will be enforced. Signage and markers will be placed in reception areas and spectator seating areas, to guide patrons. Staff will monitor and actively enforce.
Minimized time at the venue: Swimmers and patrons must follow the guideline of ‘get in, swim, get out’, arriving at sessions on time and ready for activities. Bathrooms and change rooms will be available but with a capacity of 8 people in the change rooms at one time.
Prepaid Classes: If customers had any prepaid lessons prior to the COVID shutdown we will be crediting these to classes once we reopen.
Missed Lessons prior to COVID shut down: If enrolled students had any outstanding amounts owing prior to the shutdown for missed lessons we will be charging for these. We will also be offering make up lessons for these due to uncertain nature of the time before we shut down.
Make Up Lessons: Any accumulated make up lessons will be held in credit. Subject to change if any COVID restrictions change. At this stage make up lessons will not be able to be booked more than one day in advance. We ask that you call the centre on the day you wish to do a make up class and we will be able to book you if we have available space.
No Show: Any no shows will be charged for. If students do not show for 2 consecutive weeks, we will attempt to contact you. If we have no response the student will be withdrawn from the class.
All staff have completed the Australian Government Department of Health Infection Control Training- Covid-19 course and qualification.
We will be testing all staff for temperature and fever at the start of each shift. We want to make sure they are as safe and healthy as possible to teach your children.
Staff have also been retrained and are encouraged to teach at an appropriate distance that does not comprise the safety of their students and themselves.