Swimming rules for the return

Sport pool, top view with blue ripped water, ceramics floor and lanes or paths for dip. Empty reserv

Sport pool, top view with blue ripped water, ceramics floor and lanes or paths for dip. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Local swimming clubs and pools can finally look forward to a return after the recent Government roadmap was released but there is still a further wait for over-18s. 
Outdoor swimming pools and lidos plus open water venues will be allowed to open from March 19 in the first wave of easing lockdown restrictions after schools resume on March 8. 
Five weeks later, from April 12, indoor pools can reopen for individual use or within household groups. 
Indoor children’s activities – including club sessions for all under 18s in all aquatic sports and learn to swim lessons – are also allowed to resume from this date. 
Organised indoor adult sport, including club activities and group water-based activities for over 18s, such as health and wellbeing classes, will be allowed five weeks after step two – no earlier than May 17. 


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