News and Announcements

Dear Orion Members,

Sadly, the Committee have decided that the club must pause all activity until the current coronavirus situation means it is safe and advisable for swimming to start again. This takes effect immediately.

The latest guidance Swim England, which they published yesterday after considering the latest announcements from Government, is that they are “strongly advising clubs to consider cancelling or postponing activity – including events – until the end of May” . The Committee feel it is sensible and prudent to follow this advice in order to best protect our swimmers, coaches and the wider community. The already announced closures of the University, Bluecoat and King Edward’s pools mean that, in any event, we cannot provide sufficient pool time to run a sensible timetable.

We will be posting links to landwork, self care videos etc so we will aim to be back stonger and ready for the next challenge

Thank you for your understanding and keep well

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KE closure

Posted by Loz Miller at Mar 17, 2020 10:21AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

All sessions at KE canceled until further notice

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Posted by Loz Miller at Mar 17, 2020 5:27AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

WWL Rd 2; Junior League Rd 1 + all Open meets until the end of April are cancelled.

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Corona virus advice

Posted by Loz Miller at Mar 16, 2020 10:22AM PDT

Slightly conflicting advice with some clear policies see last sentences
from Swim England

"“The guidance we have received is that water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus. It’s important, however, to ensure that everyone visiting pools follows the latest hygiene advice to help reduce the risk of infection.

“Competitors should shower before and after entering the water, while spectators and volunteers should regularly wash their hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or a sanitiser gel.

“Most importantly, if you feel unwell, please do not attend events or training and seek appropriate medical advice.”

from PM-
Anyone who lives with someone who has a cough or a temperature should stay at home for 14 days
People should start working from home where they possibly can
Avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues
Only use the NHS when we really need to
From tomorrow government will no longer be “supporting” mass gatherings using emergency workers

My understanding is training can carry on for now- subject to strict showering/washing /self care guidelines. no one will admitted to a training session without a prior shower and also if they have any infection

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Monday changes

Posted by Loz Miller at Mar 16, 2020 7:11AM PDT

No J2 session. BCS remains closed to outside hirers for the foreseeable future.