We have spent a long time making sure that we are going to be COVID compliant. We have undertaken necessary courses and worked closely with our partners and insurance company to ensure we give you the safest lessons possible.
We are all keen to return, however we will not do anything that is going to put our swimmers, their families or our staff at risk. As a result of this, we have stuck to the guidance wholeheartedly, albeit at our own financial expense.
The last thing we wanted to do was to raise prices, and we have managed to maintain our ever competitive lesson price, still only charging for term time lessons and still giving you an opportunity to pay in two installments.
Kingfishers have links to the education sector and so our risk assessments are thorough. As an ex primary school teacher, Sophie and her husband (still teaching as a local Assistant Head Teacher) have had the most up to date guidance in terms of cleaning regimes, PPE requirements, lesson planning and bubble distancing as well as how the NHS Test and Trace system can work for us.
We know that we have asked a lot of our parents to support some of their children in the water at this time and we know that other local swim schools are getting in with their children. However this is against the Swim England, Swimming Teachers Association and Department for Education Guidance and so we are not willing to take these risks at this time. Naturally, while learning to swim, children spit the water, blow bubbles and grab hold of teachers. We cannot guarantee that your children won't come into contact with us as teachers and we also need to keep our teaching staff safe. We also don't want your children to feel unsafe as they don't think their teachers can help them. By asking you to support your child, we will guide you so that children get that safe and skilled response as they always have had.
If you are thinking of joining us while social distancing measures are still in place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a full list of the measures that we are putting into practice.