This document has been produced for coastal beach managers and landowners, including councils and private organisations, and reflects the current experience of members of the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF), and other interested parties, who seek to reduce drowning and water-related harm in the UK. In developing this document, we have also sought the views of international colleagues facing similar challenges.
Mitigating the risk of fatal and non-fatal drowning and related water-related injuries.
The challenges and practical considerations of seeking to maintain social distancing
at the beach.
Assisting duty holders with the obligation to update their risk assessments and to consultwith staff on the implications.
Returning to swimming pools
Swim England has published its comprehensive Return to Pools Guidance ahead of the Government easing the current lockdown measures. Five detailed documents have been created and are based on the latest scientific advice and Government guidelines. The guidance includes robust recommendations for operators, casual swimmers, lane swimming, family-fun sessions, club activity, teachers and those attending swimming lessons.
The Swim England Return to Pools Guidance for clubs, community swimming, operators, swimming lessions and pool users and be accessed here.
Each document contain links and advice for returning to pools. They also contain reference to a series of additional resources, images and videos, which you can view and download on the supporting documents page.
Organised events guidance