The Professional Association of Self Caterers (PASC) has released guidelines for the use and management of swimming pools. They are necessary but mercifully, brief so we are reprinting them here below, but if you want to find out more about the PSC and what they do, here’s the link: www.pascuk.co.uk

For pools where the swim session will be pre-booked for the use of a single household or bubble holidaying together, providing they do not use any changing rooms or shared toilets (i.e. change and shower in their accommodation), then this is permittable with additional cleaning of high touchpoints such as access doors/keypads and is identified in a COVID19 risk assessment.

Special attention must be made to maintaining the correct PH and Chlorine levels and keeping a record of this.

Photo: The outdoor pool at Gitcombe House Retreat near Totnes in South Devon. https://bit.ly/2VJdS5p