Our response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Article Updated: 05-November-2020 @13:55

The pool and club premises are closed from 5th Novembers until 2nd December. This is the second time this year we have to shut in compliance with the government guidance.

Members undertaking maintenance duties for the club (cleaning and chemical rotas) are required to continue as this maintenance is still required especially at this time of year.

We trust members will understand the necessity to take this action. The committee will be closely monitoring the situation going forward and will follow Government advice on when activities can be resumed.

Should you have any concerns or questions regarding our response to COVID-19 please contact committee@sasac.co.uk

Article Updated: 18 July-2020 @16:55

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create a safe environment since the premises and pool were closed in March due to the Government’s restrictions. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding our response to COVID-19 please contact committee@sasac.co.uk

FAQ

When will the club open again now the lockdown is being relaxed

[updated 05-nov-2020]

On 20th July 2020 the club opened with restrictions to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19 but had to close again between 5th November and 2nd December for the 2nd national lockdown.

Are the club premises open for any activities or events?

[updated 05-nov-2020]

All activities involving the premises were suspended 21st March except for essential maintenance and housekeeping. In July it opened with restriction to allow the use of the pool and air fills, but had to close again between 5th November and 2nd December for the 2nd national lockdown

Are the Westminster Lodge sessions for snorkelling, octopush and swimming continuing?

[updated 05-Nov-2020]

Wednesday Westminster Lodge sessions that were previously resumed are suspended during 2nd lockdown period.

Thursday Westminster Lodge sessions remained suspended until further notice.

Is the AGM going ahead on 13th May?

[updated 02-Nov-2020]

The AGM occurred on the 20-Jun-2020 as a video conference and was immediately adjourned. No other matters were discussed. It is rescheduled on 27-November using webcast technology.

Are SASAC continuing to run diver training and diving trips ?

[updated 05-Nov-2020]

No club organised training is taking place until further notice and divers are able to organise trips after 2nd December subject to the CV-19 restrictions and BSAC Guidelines

The following does not apply during periods of government lockdown

Before arriving at the club everyone must have read and agreed to follow the new COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Procedures and the updated Pool Safety Operating Procedures

You are no longer able to simply turn up to swim as we are using an on-line booking system to control the number of people on the premises and in the pool to ensure social distancing. Click here for more details.

We have filmed some short video guides showing how to use the club with our new procedures in place.

short video guides