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Guidance has been developed in co-operation with industry partners, including local authorities, leisure operators, department of education and AfPE.
For many children, particularly those living in more deprived areas, school may be the only opportunity they will have to learn how to swim and be safe in and around the water.
Despite being on the national curriculum, around one in five children leave primary school unable to swim. This figure rises to almost half of children from the least affluent families.
It is therefore incredibly important that children do not miss out on School Swimming and Water Safety lessons as a result of Covid-19.
This document aims to support schools, swim schools and operators with the return of National Curriculum School Swimming and Water Safety and provides guidance on reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission within the swimming pool environment.
Posted on 13th July 2021