According to the World Health Organization, Europe has now become the center of the pandemic. The risk of the coronavirus spreading in Sweden is considered as very high. People have become more worried and we receive a lot of questions.
In the current situation, we keep swimming. City pools and private pools remain open. In fact, pools are now a safer place than, for example, shops, the metro, and other public places. Pool areas are always properly ventilated. Water and the chlorine within swimming pools kill the virus. According to The Pool Water Treatment and Advisory Group (PWTAG), it is generally safe to go swimming at the moment.
However, it is important to take preventive measures. Here are our advices to our students:
- Do not attend lessons if you have any symptoms of a cold.
- Take a shower before using the pool and on leaving the pool.
- Wear slipper in the pool area.
- Avoid touching your face or eyes.
- Follow the necessary hygiene precautions when visiting public places.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
We would like to let all our students know that their safety is our priority. Coaches and administration of Stockholm International Swimming Club are doing their best to protect the students, keep our lessons safe and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden. We follow the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency and we are ready to act if necessary.