Public health guidelines and protocols will be in place, including:
- Masking is a requirement throughout the hospital (in pool changerooms and on deck)
- Physical distancing on the pool deck and in the water
- Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures
Holland Bloorview is moving to a passive screening for all pool participants:
If you are experiencing any symptoms, have have had an exposure to COVID or are pending a COVID swab please do not come to the pool.
- Do you feel sick or have any of these symptoms?
- Dry Cough
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease in sense of smell or taste
- Any other respiratory symptoms (e.g. runny noses)
- Join aches
- Are you or someone in your household currently waiting for results of testing for COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 without wearing the appropriate PPE or have you tested positive for COVID-19, all within the last 10 days?
- Follow all safety and directional signage
- Following the program, equipment will be sanitized and high-tough surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected
- In the event a water rescue or first aid is required to be performed by a lifeguard, personal protective equipment and specialized devices will be used at the first available opportunity.
- In some instances, a close contact rescue will be required and lifeguards will use their best judgment to perform the rescue and maintain physical distancing
Important information for swimmers
- Holland Bloorview is moving to a passive screening for all pool participants.
- Please identify yourself as pool users when you enter the building.
- Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of the swim
- Whenever possible, please arrive with your bathing suit under your clothes to help restrict the number of people needing to use the change rooms.
- Change room use is limited to a maximum of 15 minutes after your program.
- Limited equipment will be available for each participants' personal use during the program; however, swimmers are encouraged to bring their own
- During swimming lessons, a parent or caregiver is required to accompany their child in the water if the swimmer is in a Swim Kids 3 level or lower (including all preschool levels) in order to provide support for the learner.