Last night the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown, which means that we will once again be pausing all of our lessons and photoshoots from 5 January 2021. Whilst it’s not the start we’d hoped for, we’d like to thank you for your unconditional and continued support throughout 2020.
We’ll pause our activity just as we did before, during the March and November lockdowns and pick up when we get the green light to reopen.
Just like we did last year, we'll be here for you every step of the way, to ensure your little one continues to build their water confidence at home. We'll be creating more Live content across our social platforms, sharing water skills you can do at home, and our Water Babies Learn series is already on our YouTube channel, which you can view now and start practising.
We’d like to say a huge thank you for your continued loyalty and support, stay safe and well.
Water Babies. 💙🧡
We’re thrilled to announce that following the most recent Government announcements in England, we will be able to start swimming again from the 2nd of December 2020.
We are currently working with your local venues and governing bodies to re-open our pools as soon as we can following this date. In addition to this, we have confirmed that our classes in England will be able to continue in Tier 3 areas going forward.
Please be aware that pools that we swam in before the lock down may still be in the process of becoming operational again. Rest assured, we’re currently working with our pool operators and local authorities to get everyone’s pools running Water Babies classes again. As soon as we have an update for you, your local office will be in contact. If you were previously booked on to a photoshoot during lock down, your local office will be in touch to re-schedule.
Once again, we’d like to say a huge thank you for your continued loyalty and support. This news will create lots of questions coming into our small teams, so we apologise if we’re a little slower at responding during this time, but we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
We hope you stay safe and well during this time, and we can’t wait to see you back in the pool soon!
Like us, I’m sure you’ve been watching the news that has unfolded today in England with anticipation, wondering what does this mean for us? It’s looking like our venues will close from Wednesday evening (4th November) and we’ll stop swimming (in the places that we have been able to restart). We’ll pause our activity just as we did before, during the March lockdown and pick up when we get the green light to reopen, which the Government announcement has suggested will be 2 December 2020.
Equally for those booked onto your photoshoot, we will seek to re-arrange another suitable time for as soon as we are able.
We’ll continue to work with National Governing bodies and our pools to understand all the finer details and as soon as we have any information, we’ll come back to you.
We’d like to say a huge thank you for your continued loyalty and support. This news will create lots of questions coming in to our small team, so we apologise if we’re a little slower at responding during this time. We have of course learnt the information at the same time as yourselves and are working through everything as quickly as we can.
We hope you stay safe and well.
Thanks to the amazing Water Babies family for all the support since our COVID-19 announcement on Friday. In our communications, we shared with you our promise that we’ll always put the safety and well being of your child above anything else.
In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening stating ‘everyone’ should now avoid social contact with others and stop non-essential travel to help fight coronavirus, we are following Government guidelines as we said we would, and suspending all of our lessons with immediate effect.
We'll update you with more information in line with governmental advice.
Water Babies is a network of small family owned businesses, which together, with you our swimmers makes up our wonderful Water Babies family. We’re going to do everything we practically can to support our little swimmers, carers, teachers and staff and we have every confidence that by helping one another we will see this through together. Stay safe.
At Water Babies, one of our promises to you is that we’ll always put the safety and well being of your child above anything else.
We also share a similar promise with all of our staff – ‘We’ll care for you like family. We’re in this together.’ Safety is our highest priority and something we relentlessly strive for, no matter what.
With this in mind, we are closely following government guidelines and recommendations around the COVID-19 virus and what that means for your swimming lessons with us.
Currently, where pools remain open, lessons will still be going ahead as normal. According to the latest advice from national Governing bodies for swimming, who have in turn taken the advice from a range of UK Government bodies, there is a unified view that it remains safe to go swimming. This message has been reaffirmed by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) who has said the following:
“PWTAG has consulted with relevant authorities “we have checked with our national leads who confirm that Coronavirus would be inactivated at the levels of chlorine used in swimming pools.”
Given the consistency of advice from all the appropriate agencies and Government bodies, we at Water Babies are satisfied that it is safe to continue swimming.
For more information, see our FAQs below:
For more detailed information for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, please see the official statements below.
For your continued safety outside of the pool, please make sure you are also following official advice on prevention best-practice. Thoroughly washing and sanitising your hands, coughing and sneezing into disposable tissues or sleeves and not touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands aren’t clean.
We will continue to review everything as the situation progresses so please keep an eye on this page or contact your local office for updates.
We are all one big Water Babies family. We’re here to help and support all of our members stay safe and healthy throughout this time.
All the best,
The Water Babies Team