COVID-19 and 2021 - What's The Plan?

Swimming Pools, Public Safety and The Aquanat Approach

2020 has been a tumultuous year for everyone and it is understandable that we are all feeling a little worn out and stressed.

Firstly the team at Aquanat would like to thank our beautiful clients, families and little ones for your patience this year while we closed our doors like so many businesses and held our breaths, hoping for the best.

We are so fortunate to be in beautiful Western Australia. We have fared better than most during this pandemic and were able to open for term four in 2020 to our great relief! We have been touched by the loyalty of our clients and the interest of so many new members of the public, eager to get into the water and learn or heal.

As 2021 begins, we know that the pandemic is not over. We know that businesses and families are still struggling and that public safety is still of importance. As our borders open and life hopefully begins to return to a new normal, we want to assure you that we are being proactive to protect your little ones, your own health, and the health of our community in all ways possible.

Here are the ways Aquanat is working to minimise the risks of COVID-19 in 2021:

1. Keeping Classes Small

At Aquanat we have always had a strong belief in keeping our classes small and intimate as well as limiting the number of sessions or classes being held in the pool simultaneously.

At any given time, there are no more than just 1 or up to 2 classes running side by side in the pool at the same time. Furthermore, the number of students per class range from just 1 to a maximum of 6.

Group of six parents in a circle hold their babies during a swimming lesson as swimming teacher Anat Juran leads the class

This is all the more important during this time to minimise the number of people in our change rooms, swimming pool and at the Rocky Bay facility. While social distancing is not directly possible in the pool as contact is needed between our teachers and students, keeping classes intimate and small helps keep our clients safe.

Read more about our Parent and Baby Swim Classes and Toddler and Kids Swimming Lessons.

2. Communication Is Key

As of the 9th of December, we have implemented the visitor check-in requirement as per the new direction given by the Australian government to monitor all visitors to Aquanat. This means we are well prepared to meet any new requirements asked of us by federal or state regulations.

In the upcoming Term 1 of 2021 we will also have the option for you to check-in by scanning the QR code using your SafeWA app, or if you prefer to write your details down at the door you may do so as well.

Should we discover any exposure has occurred we will act swiftly and notify all those potentially affected.