Following last week’s lifting of the lockdown in Greater Brisbane, our Rackley Swimming venues are now open as usual. If you missed any lessons, you can book make-up classes through the Parent Portal.
To help keep you and our local communities safe, we ask you to follow all Government directions while at our centres. All visitors — aged 12 years and above — need to wear a mask while inside our venues, and all social distancing rules have been reinstated for the time being. However, masks are not required while swimming.
You can view the full list of restrictions and requirements at qld.gov.au
We will continue to update this page as the situation unfolds.
In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you soon!
BRISBANE LOCKDOWN UPDATE
Following Queensland Health’s advice regarding the 72-hour lockdown in the Greater Brisbane area, our Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and Moreton Bay venues are now closed and all classes have been cancelled.
If the lockdown ends as expected, we will reopen on Tuesday, 6th April and classes will continue at their normal time. Make-up classes are currently paused on the Parent Portal, but you will be able to rearrange cancelled sessions online from Saturday, 3rd April. For our Rackley Swim Teams, coaches will be in touch regarding amended training hours.
During this time, our Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast pools will remain open. However, all visitors will have to wear a mask at all times when indoors unless swimming, and we ask all our families to be mindful, maintain social distancing and stay home if anyone in your household is feeling unwell.
If you or your child has been in the greater Brisbane area since March 20, please follow the guidelines on qld.gov.au — where you can also find the most up-to-date information on the lockdown and restrictions.
In the meantime, stay safe, enjoy the long weekend and we hope to see you again next week!
Covid website update
Hey swim families,
While little’s changed since our last COVID update, we just wanted to remind everyone to keep up the good work, maintain social distancing and stay home if you’re feeling unwell.
And please, don’t take any risks! We offer free make-up lessons on every package. So if in doubt, simply cancel your attendance and rebook a lesson via your online Parent Portal.
Also, while you’re here, make sure to view our conditions of entry below before your next visit. That way, you’ll be fully prepared for a healthy and happy swim session.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
COVID SAFE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
Use hand sanitiser as you enter the Aquatic Precinct.
Practice social distancing and keep 1.5m away from others when on the pool deck.
Limit unnecessary physical contact with others — no handshakes, high-fives, hugs etc.
Bring all your own swimming gear and take it home with you.
Bring and use your own water bottle and don’t share with others (no fountain available).
Don’t spit or cough into the pool water.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20–30 seconds after using the toilet.
Stay at home if you’re unwell with a high temperature, a cough, shortness of breath, chills and or repeated shaking.
You must not have travelled overseas or to a COVID hotspot in the past 14 days.
You haven’t been in close contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or a pending test.
If you get sick, immediately notify a staff member and leave the centre.
Social distancing rules of 1.5m apply on the deck surface surrounding the pools. Individual venues will follow capacity and pool regulations, approved by the QLD Government. For more information on COVID-19 and current restrictions, visit qld.gov.au/health
Swim families please abide by our COVID SAFE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
*** Please note under stage 3 restrictions, our Changing Rooms are now open.
We are excited to have returned back to swimming, seeing our valued customers is amazing! *** Please note, Miami and Helensvale open this weekend.
Swim families please abide by our 14 COVID SAFE
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
YES, We are back from SAT the 13TH of June!
We are super excited to have been given the green light to resume Swim Schools again. Our team has been working hard to make sure we will all return safely back in the pool! So stay tuned, we will be sending you an email regarding return information, protocols and more updates through social media this week.
Each venue will confirm what dates they are opening this week and will be in touch to book you seamlessly back into swimming lessons.
There will be a few changes as we start to stay Covid-19 safe as your wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds. We missed you! See you back in a few days!
For industry approval information, check out the link below.
As we find ourselves closer to re-opening we want to keep you updated on the latest communications that have started to roll out.
QLD has now moved to Stage 2 of the Government Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19, what this means for Swimming pools is that we can operate under compliance of an Approved COVIDsafe Management Plan.
The Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre advocacy group for QLD submitted an industry management plan last Thursday for approval by the Chief Health Officer. We are anticipating the feedback over the next few days. We will continue to keep you all up to date as things progress.
So check in to our social platforms, the tide is turning!
We are cleaning venues and setting up for your return! We are super excited, so stay tuned!
Valued customers, we are working closely with Councils and Government to be able to return safely to swimming, we will continue to update you all as we learn more, we are excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the Tide is Turning!
See you all soon.
Reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in venues
It is impossible to support and nurture young children without touching them or letting them be close to each other. However, organising the environment to limit children playing close to one another and consciously thinking about our behaviour can assist in implementing the social distancing rules.
For children, we have adjusted some class routines, increased the size of class areas, and in some instances lowered the teacher to child ratios. Please see below our current standards for everyone attending venues for swimming lessons.
If children, parents or team members develop flu-like symptoms, please:
All team members and customers attending classes, please:
To prevent the possible spread of the virus, we will:
Swim School will incorporate creative and innovative ways to engage with students while still practising physical distancing and minimising risk. These include:
Use of equipment by children in a swim school setting is unlikely to appreciably increase the risk of exposure to the virus when compared with other activities undertaken. When using equipment, swim schools should consider the following precautions:
How is Rackley Swimming working with our customers?
Dear Rackley Swimming families, again we would like to say thank you, for your continued support of our business; without you - our valued customers - we would not have the business we have had for the past 20 years.
We continue to monitor the Govt updates and are excited by the way that Queensland and Australia are working towards the requirements of social distancing whilst being mindful of the people around them. The updated government advice is monitored frequently and we hope to see further positive news and information that will lead us towards a return in the near future.
Our team is doing well, we are all in regular contact and excited about returning to teaching swimming lessons and seeing you all again soon.
Please stay safe, heed to hygiene and social distancing requirements, and please look after each other.
Reece & Team at Rackley Swimming
Dear Rackley Swimming families, we would like to say thank you, for your continued support of our business; without you - our valued customers - we would not have the business we have had for the past 20 years.
The updated government advice released last night, Sunday 22nd March, regarding the reduction in places of social contact, has led us to make the responsible decision to close our venues, for the safety of our customers and staff. We will be closing our swim schools from 12pm today (23/03/2020) until further notice.
The impact of this is enormous for our team, and we are certainly grateful for their dedication and incredible work ethic, through these challenging and unprecedented times.
There is no need for you to do anything regarding your child’s classes - we will hold your current days, times and teachers for when swim school re-commences. We have ceased any debits and will be in contact with you as soon as we can recommence operations.
We will be keeping you updated regularly and have some great initiatives to help the kids stay busy whilst they are at home; so, keep an eye out for our EDMs and activities. For future updates and information, please visit our website or social media channels.
Please stay safe, heed to hygiene and social distancing requirements, and please look after each other. We look forward to getting back in the pool and teaching swimming again.