This information was issued at 3.00pm on 19 March 2020.
The Australian Prime Minister announced yesterday (18 March)
that non-essential gatherings of greater than 100 people at indoor venues will
no longer be permitted in a bid to halt the further spread of Covid-19
(Coronavirus). An indoor venue is defined as a gathering within a single
enclosed area such as an area, room or premises that are substantially enclosed
by a roof and walls.
The PM also advised that facilities such as gyms, indoor
fitness centres and swimming pools are not required to close at this time
provided the requirements of social distancing and hand hygiene are met.
Based on this latest advice will need to temporarily
suspend our swim school activities, effective from 20 March 2020 until further
After much consideration we cannot accommodate appropriate
social distancing measures in the delivery of our swim school program. This is
largely due to the proximity of students to each other and our teachers while
participating in lessons.
As a current swim school member, your lesson payments have
been automatically placed on hold, with your child’s place held to support an
easy transition back into their regular schedule. Any money paid against your
account for suspended lessons will remain in credit and applied once classes
resume. You do not need to contact us to arrange this.
We will be continuing to review our operations in line with
government advice in a bid to resume our swim school program at the earliest
available opportunity, however it is unclear at this stage when that may be,
with any decision to be based on advice from the Australian Government.
As the current measures will impact a number of our teaching
staff, we are working to support them as best we can and hope to be in a
position for them to return to normal work schedules as soon as possible.
While there are no known visits by a Covid-19 carrier to
this facility, this precautionary action has been taken in line with the
Government’s recommendations in an effort to protect the health and safety of
our country, and to minimise the impact on our health care system in the wake
of this crisis.
“Public health and safety
continues to be our number one priority, and while there may be some
inconvenience to our valued swim school students and their families as a result
of these changes, we hope that this precautionary action will work as a
positive step towards slowing the spread of the virus.” Said Cardinia
Leisure Manager, Paige Kristalyn.
As the situation continues to unfold, we will be providing you with direct updates. Please also follow the information available via our social media pages and website. We are currently receiving a high volume of calls and therefore encourage you to submit a web enquiry should you wish to get in contact with our team by clicking here.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to
welcoming your family back at the first available opportunity.
If you have any concerns for the
health of you or others, please contact your local medical professional.
You can find more information on the
of Health website or by calling the Coronavirus Health Information Line on
1800 020 080.
You can also read the full Government