During the ongoing pandemic, we’ve taken a whole setting approach and have introduced some guidelines to help to keep everyone safe, and to help us to stay open.

Please be aware that these Covid-19 measures run in conjunction with our usual terms and conditions. Please check for any changes when you make your booking. 

Please review the information below then contact us if you wish to make a booking.

We draw particular attention to the Waverley School Guidance Video at the end of this section. 

For anyone who is an attendee you will need to fill out our TTP Booking Confirmation & Covid-19 Declaration Form before you arrive.

*For clarity: an attendee is anyone visiting any of our swimming facilities. This includes the swimmer, parent, carer, spectator or anyone who visits the facility.


Arrive Swim Ready - Be Prompt

Swimmers to arrive in their swimwear and get changed on poolside as there will be no access to the changing rooms before lessons.
Please arrive 5 -10 minutes before the lesson starts. Entry door will close approximately 5 minutes before the start of each session. Leave the premises 5-10 minutes after your lesson has ended.

Limited Occupancy with Staggered Lesson Times

Strictly only one adult per child, no additional spectators.
15-minute staggered start times to reduce congestion in changing area.

Compulsory Face Covering

Spectating adults MUST wear face coverings at all time when in the building (including pool hall & changing rooms).

Hand Sanitizer

All visitors (adults and children) to hand sanitize before entering the pool area & before entering the changing rooms.

Viewing Arrangements

Seated viewing on poolside in dedicated areas.
LIMITED OCCUPANCY: Strictly only one adult per child, no additional spectators.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS: Belongings of the swimmer (including footwear) to be kept with the spectator then taken to the changing rooms at the end of the session.

One Way System

Parents move around pool in a one -way system

REDUCED CLASS SIZES: Maximum 4 pupils per class.

TRACK & TRACE: Members will need to consent/volunteer to details being shared in support of NHS Test and Trace service

LESSON DELIVERY: Teachers will adopt a creative approach to promote social distancing between teacher/pupil & pupil/pupil during lessons.

FACE SHIELDS: Teachers will wear face shields in addition to adhering to social distancing rules where possible.

TEACHING METHODS:  Teachers are advised to teach from the poolside where possible, however, please be aware that in the lower end classes, teachers may enter the water to assist swimmers or to encourage social distancing between pupils. Teachers will wear a visor type face covering as well as adhering to social distancing measures where  possible.

NO SPARE EQUIPMENT: Spare goggles have been removed so please come equipped with your own if required.  Swimming hats are compulsory at Waverley Pool so please ensure you bring your own.  You may purchase a hat upon arrival (subject to availability).

EQUIPMENT: Equipment will be cleaned between lessons and sanitised at the end of the entire session.

POOL CHLORINE LEVELS:: Available evidence indicates the well maintained swimming pool water inactivates the virus within seconds (15-30)

ALTERNATIVE LESSONS: Unfortunately, we are no longer able to be flexible should you miss your lesson (due to late arrival) or are unable to attend your allocated time.

COVID-19 AWARE: Teachers & support staff  Covid-19 trained & aware 

Support staff to wear face guards/shields/coverings in addition to adhering to social distancing measures where possible.

Rapid flow covid-19 testing offered to staff members on a regular basis.


Be Patient

Like everyone else, we are living in extraordinary times and working under exceptional circumstances. With this in mind, we ask you to: -
• Be patient, things will take a little longer than usual
• Be kind to others and yourselves
• Be respectful to others and yourself
• Be safe for others and yourself
We have implemented changes to safeguard the wellbeing of our swimmers, families, and our staff as much as we are able to. If you become unwell, suspect you may have contracted COVID 19 or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19, please do not come to the pool for the safety of other parents, swimmers and teachers. If you have any ideas or suggestions to improve our service to you, positive and constructive feedback is always welcome.

Covid-19 FAQs

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