Health and Safety Update 13/05/2020
Re-Opening Planning Underway
In light of the recent publication by Government on a Roadmap for reopening society and business we are currently working closely with governing bodies and safety experts to develop a strategy to re-open our facilities. The safety of our staff and customers remains our number one priority.
Our teams are working hard to ensure that Aura Leisure Centres will have evidence-based and industry-leading safety procedures in place once our pools, gyms and fitness facilities re-open including social distancing measures, hand sanitising stations, rigorous cleaning regimes and comprehensive training for all staff. Once we have finalised our re-opening plan we will issue an update to our members in relation to our health and safety guidelines and operating procedures for our gyms and swimming pools.
Aura Swim Academy
All swim lessons at Aura Leisure centres remain suspended and the current swimming term lessons will be resumed as soon as it is safe to do so. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools or water play areas. Furthermore, the HSE advise that current recommended disinfection practice is sufficient to inactivate COVID-19 virus in chlorinated drinking water and swimming pools [https://www.hpsc.ie]. Aura swimming pools operate at levels above this recommended practice meaning our chlorinated water is safe.
We are currently examining options to develop measures that will provide social distancing and the safe resumption of swimming lessons as soon as is practicably possible and in line with advice from Government. We will be in touch once the restart date for Swim Academy has been confirmed. In the meantime, do checkout our Aura Swim Academy At Home Activity Packs which have been designed to help keep your children healthy and happy at this time while also providing some great Swim tips which can be practiced on dry-land! (https://www.auraleisure.ie/swim-academy-at-home/)
Health and Safety has always been our top priority for our customers and now more than ever as we work to ensure we re-open with the highest standards in the industry. This commitment to safety has been recognised by the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) as a Consistent High Achiever in the Sport & Leisure Industry and Aura Leisure was recently announced as a National Finalist in ‘The Health and Safety Excellence Awards’ of Ireland.