Information on COVID-19
Notice to all customers regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).
12 March 2020
The health and wellbeing of anyone who takes part in any aquatic activity at the Flamingo Pool is of paramount importance.
The Flamingo Pool is currently following the latest guidance from the Government and Public Health England and is advising its customers and employees to do the same.
Swim England (The National Governing Body for Swimming in the UK) has taken advice from The Pool Water Treatment and Advisory Group (PWTAG) who have been in contact with Public Health England regarding Coronavirus.
A spokesperson for PWTAG said: “Public health opinion is that it is generally safe to go swimming at this time.
“Water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus.”
“However, visitors to swimming pools are reminded to shower before using the pool, to shower on leaving the pool and to follow the necessary hygiene precautions when visiting public places to help reduce the risk of infection.”
These include washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze and do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Further to this all door handles and panels will be spray and wiped down every hour for the foreseeable future.
We are asking that if you have been to any of the affected countries have been in contact with anyone who has been to one of these countries or feel unwell yourself to please avoid using the Flamingo Pool and its facilities and gain advice from NHS 111.
The Flamingo Pool Team