Friday 07 January 2022
Beau Sejour's Swim School will be offering reduced lessons for the first two weeks of term, staggering the term start date for various groups, as it seeks to limit the very large numbers of children from a variety of schools attending lessons at the same time.
This will not only assist in managing and maintaining staff resources to teach, but it should also free up some slots where the pool can be used by other community groups currently unable to use school swimming pools.
By reducing some of the sessions it offers for a short period of time, the Swim School will increase its staffing resilience to continue delivering the sessions still going ahead, as it will have a pool of staff to call on should staff cases rise with the resultant need to find cover for classes.
The decision means that all groups of school-age children learning to swim will have the restart of their lessons delayed, by two weeks initially and subject to further review.
Parents of affected children will be contacted by the Swim School to inform them of the delayed restart of their child's lesson.
The only groups that will be going ahead with their sessions at the start of term (beginning 10th January) will be:
- Adult & Child;
- Adult Group Swimming; and
- Squads (competitive Barracuda swimmers training for competition purposes aged 8+)
In addition to the impact on business continuity/staffing resilience, the reduced schedule will help mitigate the risk of infection and spread during the first two weeks of the new school term by reducing the number of groups of children from different schools mixing.
By proceeding in this way for the next couple of weeks, it is also hoped that there will be some opportunities in the swimming pool for those community groups who have been displaced from education facilities for the time being.
Swimmers whose sessions are continuing are being asked to arrive 'swim ready' to minimise their time in the changing rooms; to LFT prior to attending each session; to not attend if symptomatic; and to not attend sessions if they are in enhanced passive follow up.