Updated on Jan 20, 2022

Pedalheads SWIM COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. Our COVID-19 protocols are based on direction from the BC Provincial Health Officer and the latest science as it relates to swimming pool environments. These protocols are subject to change if necessary to meet new health orders or directives.

The latest version of the Provincial Health Order related to the proof of vaccination program now includes swimming pools. (Official copy here ).

Accordingly, and until further notice, Pedalheads will now require proof of vaccination for everyone 12 and older who enters the facility (participants and spectators). Masks are still required in all facilities at all times.

We also ask that parents please continue following our one-parent/caregiver per family unit request for drop-off, pick-up, and our viewing areas.

Individual class groups

In order to protect children and staff, we are utilizing multiple measures to maximize health and safety at camp:

  • Utilizing toys that encourage individual play. Equipment used in the pool that are in contact with chlorinated water do not require disinfection.
  • Signage and communication at pools regarding hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
  • Personal Protective Equipment worn by all staff and instructors to provide protection when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Swimmers will not be required to wear PPE in the water.
  • Masks are mandatory for parents and children 5 years and older inside the facility. The parent participating in the water for Parent-and-tot class do not need to wear a mask in the water.
  • Actual lesson time will be 55 minutes in length to allow for transition time between classes.

Change room access

  • Change rooms and showers are open after class only to allow for a smoother transition. Please arrive dressed and ready to swim. The use of the change areas will be at the families’ discretion as our change rooms are high-contact areas.
  • High contact areas are disinfected every two hours.
  • We highly encourage swimmers to use the wrap-and-go method (change in your vehicle and shower at home). The toilets will remain open throughout the pool session.

Enhanced hand washing protocols & facility cleaning

  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the pool.
  • Instructions for swimmers and staff on how to cover mouth/no touching of face.
  • Proper handwashing will be required after all bathroom use.
  • Regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Health checks for campers & staff

Parent self assessment of child using Pedalheads Swim Covid Health Check:
Please assess your child using the Pedalheads Swim Covid Health Check within 8 hours prior to your child’s swimming lesson.

  1. Does the swimmer have any of the following key symptoms of illness?
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Cough or worsening of chronic cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of sense of smell or taste
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea and vomiting
  2. Has the swimmer returned from travel outside Canada in the last 14 days?
  3. Is the swimmer a confirmed contact of a person confirmed to have COVID-19?

If you answered "YES" to one of the questions included under ‘Key Symptoms of Illness’ (excluding fever), the swimmer should stay home for 24 hours from when the symptoms started. If the symptom improves, the swimmer may return to lessons when they feel well enough. If the symptom persists or worsens, seek a health assessment.

If you answered "YES" to two or more of the questions included under ‘Key Symptoms of Illness’ or the swimmer has a fever, seek a health assessment. A health assessment includes calling a physician or nurse practitioner, or 8-1-1. If a health assessment is required, the student should not return to lessons until COVID-19 has been excluded and symptoms have improved.

If you answered "YES" to questions 2 or 3, use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if the swimmer should seek testing for COVID-19. If a COVID-19 test is not recommended by the health assessment, the student can return to lessons when symptoms improve and they feel well enough but only after 14 days of self isolation.

Promotion of "stay at home" if feeling ill or exhibiting any symptoms.

Drop-off and pick-up procedures

  • Maintain physical distancing wherever possible.
  • For Fitness 2000, entrance will be through the main gym doors, but please line up in the hallway to be checked in. Pick up is on the pool deck.
  • For Jericho Pool, entrance will be through the main doors. Please follow the signage for check-in. Pick up is on the pool deck and please exit through the change rooms.
  • For Richmond, entrance is at the main River Club/Vancouver International Tennis Academy doors. Check in at the Pedalheads front desk located to the left of the lobby. Pick up is on the pool deck
  • For Park Royal, check in at the front desk. Walk through the glass viewing area to access the pool deck for pick up. Please exit through the change rooms.

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