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While the gym isn’t opening up the Club-V and Club-V Max facilities just yet, it has opened up the swimming pools for kids under 14-years-old…

“The pools will be open for swim squads, lap training, learn to swim and leisure swimming,” said a statement from the company. This will require parents to unfreeze their kids’ memberships.

While the pools are reopening, there are still a few rules and regulations to take note of:

1.      Active supervision is required throughout their visit:

This means that you, or a caregiver designated by you, needs to accompany a child under the age of 14. You won’t be able to drop them off for their swim and go and train as you need to be with them at all times. Your child is a member by virtue of your membership and remains your responsibility at all times. Click here to find out more about active supervision.

2.     Lane limits:

There will be a 2-person per lane limit for individual training and a 5 person per lane limit for squad training (as long as all members of the squad stick to the 1.5m social distancing protocol).

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3.      Pool safety:

Our pool systems are designed for high volume usage and ensure a healthy environment for members. All pools are disinfected using automated dosing systems and are tested by our staff at least 3 times a day.

There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs or water playgrounds. Additionally, proper operation of these aquatic venues and disinfection of the water (with chlorine or bromine) should inactivate the virus.

4.      Changerooms:

The changerooms and, in clubs where they are available, family changerooms, will be open for the swimmers, but please take care to adhere to all safety protocols and social distancing recommendations in place.

5.      Other areas:

Under 14s will not be allowed to dwell in other common areas (like internet stations, Kauai seating areas etc.) for the time being.

6.      Masks and screening:

Your children will follow the same protocols as all other members. Screening will need to be verified by the guardian and kids will need to wear masks throughout the club (except while they are in the water). Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are encouraged to wear cloth masks and children older than 5 will be required to wear them, as stipulated by the South African Department of Social Development.

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