Aquatics and Commercial

Advice on requirements for re-opening public pools

July 1, 2020

Public swimming pools are starting to open back up again. However, different states have varying requirements for the pools to be able to welcome swimmers, and even these requirements are changing rapidly – this is particularly the case in Victoria, as it struggles through a resurgence in infections.

There is much more information on the opening up of public pools in the upcoming Edition 130 of SPLASH! Subscribe here to get your free digital version of the magazine when it publishes.

The Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (ASCTA) has put together some infographics and links to help public pool operators and swim schools navigate the changes. People who have questions about the requirements in different states, or want to get copies of the infographics for their state, contact ASCTA executive officer Gary Toner on gary@ascta.com.

National information

Covid-19 infection control online training is available for health care workers in all settings. It covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for Covid-19.
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training

National – Road map
https://www.pm.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/covid-safe-australia-roadmap.pdf

NSW information

NSW – Safety Plan for Swimming Pools
https://www.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-06/covid-19-safety-plan-swimming-pools_1.pdf

NSW – Current restrictions
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules

NSW Infographic

Queensland information

Queensland – Road Map and Current Restrictions
https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions

Queensland – Safety Plan
https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/130005/Swimming-Pool-and-Aquatic-Centre-Industry-COVID-Safe-Plan.pdf

Victorian information

Victoria – Current Restrictions
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sport-and-exercise-restrictions-covid-19

Directions from Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease) in accordance with emergency powers arising from declared state of emergency – Restricted Activity Directions (No 10)
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/202006/Restricted%20Activity%20Directions%20No%2010%20signed.pdf

Victorian Infographic

Tasmanian information

Tasmania – Covid Safety Plan
https://www.business.tas.gov.au/coronavirus_information/covid-19_safety_plans?SQ_VARIATION_244155=0

Tasmania – Current Restrictions/Road Map
https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/roadmap-to-recovery

South Australian information
South Australia – Road Map and Restrictions
https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery

South Australia – Safety Plan
https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/create-a-covid-safe-plan

Tasmanian Infographic

Western Australian information

Western Australia – Road map
https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-wa-roadmap

Western Australia – Safety Plan
https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-business-and-industry-advice#covid-safety-plans

NT information

Northern Territory – Road Map
https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/roadmap-new-normal

Northern Territory – Covid Check list
https://forms.nt.gov.au/Produce/wizard/0b08e5a0-0fa4-4ed8-8978-8f77e288fe85/?ChecklistType=general&prepared=true&logGuid=cedd1ac8-c4fe-4e44-831a-02a400523221

ACT information

ACT – Road Map
https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/community/canberra-recovery

ACT – Restrictions
https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/what-you-can-do/faqs-changes-to-restrictions/sport-recreation-pools

New Zealand

Latest New Zealand updates
www.covid19.govt.nz/latest-updates

Meanwhile, SPASA Australia has also published some information to help through this process, and Royal Life Saving has put out information on Covid-safe CPR.

 



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