Monday 16 March | All classes suspended until further notice
Thanks to the amazing Water Babies family for all the support since our COVID-19 announcement on Friday. In our communications, we shared with you our promise that we’ll always put the safety and well being of your child above anything else.
In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening stating ‘everyone’ should now avoid social contact with others and stop non-essential travel to help fight coronavirus, we are following Government guidelines as we said we would, and suspending all of our lessons with immediate effect.
We'll update you with more information in line with governmental advice.
Water Babies is a network of small family owned businesses, which together, with you our swimmers makes up our wonderful Water Babies family. We’re going to do everything we practically can to support our little swimmers, carers, teachers and staff and we have every confidence that by helping one another we will see this through together. Stay safe.
Friday 13 March | Lessons still running
At Water Babies, one of our promises to you is that we’ll always put the safety and well being of your child above anything else.
We also share a similar promise with all of our staff – ‘We’ll care for you like family. We’re in this together.’ Safety is our highest priority and something we relentlessly strive for, no matter what.
With this in mind, we are closely following government guidelines and recommendations around the COVID-19 virus and what that means for your swimming lessons with us.
Currently, where pools remain open, lessons will still be going ahead as normal. According to the latest advice from national Governing bodies for swimming, who have in turn taken the advice from a range of UK Government bodies, there is a unified view that it remains safe to go swimming. This message has been reaffirmed by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) who has said the following:
“PWTAG has consulted with relevant authorities “we have checked with our national leads who confirm that Coronavirus would be inactivated at the levels of chlorine used in swimming pools.”
Given the consistency of advice from all the appropriate agencies and Government bodies, we at Water Babies are satisfied that it is safe to continue swimming.
For more information, see our FAQs below: