Harry Wright International COVID-19 FAQs - Harry Wright International
 

COVID-19 FAQs

Please note that all government social distancing and health and safety measures are in effect at all times at all our venues. We ask that everyone be diligent and follow all stated rules, both government and club specific at all times.

During this time due to government restrictions a temporary training schedule is in effect so that we can adhere to the relevant social distancing rules that are currently in force.

We have also requested all of our coaches to take a COVID-19 test before returning to the pool.

Is it safe to swim at this time?

It is currently acknowledged to be safe to swim in properly maintained chlorinated pool water at this time, chlorinated water has been shown to inactivate the COVID-19 virus. The chlorine levels are monitored both automatically and manually at all times to ensure that the adequate levels are maintained.



Please see a below list of all of the relevant rules for swimmers and spectators to follow:

Infant Aquatic and Learn To Swim
  • Must wear masks in the club at ALL times including lobby and any public areas of the club.
  • Temperature check at SCAA lobby.
  • Temperature check to enter pool deck.
  • All swimmers must either shower in the changing rooms before coming on pool deck, pass under overhead changing rooms showers, or use the on deck fresh water showers before entering the swimming pool.
  • Spectator stands are closed until further notice.
  • We ask that all swimmers and parents spend the minimum amount of time within the pool areas as possible - arriving no longer than 5-10 minutes before the lesson starts and leaving within the same amount of time after lessons have finished.
  • Hand sanitisers available in the lobby and in the spectator stands.
  • Coaches will wear face masks and/or face shields at all times when teaching and on pool deck.
  • No shoes on pool deck, this includes slippers.
  • Swimmers are exempt from wearing face masks when swimming, having a shower, walking between changing rooms and between pools, and when doing warm-up exercises with a minimum of 1.5m apart.
  • We ask that all swimmers and parents spend the minimum amount of time within the pool areas as possible - arriving no longer than 5-10 minutes before the lesson starts and leaving within the same amount of time after lessons have finished.
  • We advise that swimmers arrive in their swimming costumes and shower at home to minimise time spent in the changing and public areas of the club.
  • Changing rooms are open with shower facilities available.

Swim Team
  • Must wear masks in the club at ALL times including lobby, spectators stands, and any public areas of the club.
  • Temperature check at SCAA lobby.
  • Temperature check to enter pool deck.
  • All swimmers must either shower in the changing rooms before coming on pool deck, pass under overhead changing rooms showers, or use the on deck fresh water showers before entering the swimming pool.
  • Hand sanitisers available in the lobby and in the spectator stands.
  • Coaches will wear face masks and/or face shields at all times when teaching and on pool deck.
  • No shoes on pool deck, this includes slippers.
  • Swimmers are exempt from wearing face masks when swimming, having a shower, walking between changing rooms and between pools, and when doing warm-up exercises with a minimum of 1.5m apart.
  • We ask that all swimmers and parents spend the minimum amount of time within the pool areas as possible - arriving no longer than 5-10 minutes before the lesson starts and leaving within the same amount of time after lessons have finished.
  • We advise that swimmers arrive in their swimming costumes and shower at home to minimise time spent in the changing and public areas of the club.
  • Water bottles must NOT be shared and need to be clearly marked with names.
  • Equipment bags must be fully submerged into chlorinated water before session begins.
  • All equipment must be put back into your equipment bag immediately after usage.
  • Changing rooms are open with shower facilities available.
  • Spectator stands are closed until further notice.

Extra health and safety precautions at SCAA:
  • Increased cleaning of all surfaces in all public areas.
  • Increased cleaning of all surfaces in changing rooms.
  • Increased cleaning of the pool deck.
  • Chlorine based spray into all pool drains every four hours.
  • Continuous monitoring of pool water chlorine levels.
  • Temperature checks at club lobby and pool deck entrance.
  • Alcohol based hand sanitiser available throughout the club.
  • All teachers and coaches will wear a face mask and/or a face shield at all time whilst teaching.

COVID related - FAQs

Is it safe to swim at this time?

It is currently acknowledged to be safe to swim in properly maintained chlorinated pool water at this time, chlorinated water has been shown to inactivate the COVID-19 virus.

The chlorine levels are monitored both automatically and manually at all times to ensure that the adequate levels are maintained.

Are the spectator stands open at this time?

Currently the spectator stands are open, and have floor markings to indicate social distancing practices currently in operation at the club. Masks must be worn at all times in the spectator stands.

Do I need to come early to lessons?

We encourage all swimmers and parents to arrive only within 10 minutes of their lesson start time, only stay to watch if necessary, and leave the pool area within 10 minutes of their lesson finishing.

Are the changing rooms open at this time?

The changing rooms are open. We encourage swimmers and parents to spend as little time in the changing rooms as possible.

Should I arrive with my swimsuit already on?

Yes! This is a very good idea, as you can go straight to your lessons from arrival! We also encourage you to shower at home as well.

Can I wear shoes on the pool deck?

No, at this time we do not allow ANY footwear on pool deck - this includes slippers.

You may see teachers and coaches wearing them, that is because those shoes have never been outside.

Do I need to wear a mask whilst swimming?

You do not need to wear a mask whilst in the water. We highly advise keeping your mask on at all times when out of the water. You can bring a waterproof container to store your mask in whilst you are in the water.

Do the teachers and coaches wear masks whilst teaching?

Whilst teaching in the water all our teachers will wear a face shield.

Whilst teaching out of the water our teachers and coaches will wear either a face mask, face shield, or both.

If I or someone in my household has travelled outside of Hong Kong in the last 14 days can I come to swimming?

No, you need to observe a 14 day quarantine period. If no COVID-19 symptoms are displayed you may then return to swimming.

If I have tested positive for Covid-19?

Do not attend any lessons and contact a Dr immediately. Please also contact your teacher or coach and inform them.

If I have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 can I come swimming?

No, you must self isolate yourself for 14 days and monitor if you show any symptoms.

If I have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and have attended swimming after I have found out what should I do?

Please contact your teacher or coach ASAP and do not attend any further sessions.

If you cannot find what you’re looking for or have any further questions please contact us:
swimming@harrywright.com.hk
+852 2575 6279