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Safe to Swim?

17 March 2020

As Coronavirus leads the news headlines and many of our conversations, most of us are thinking about the impact on our daily routines.  Most companies are considering the best way of protecting their workforce whilst keeping their business operational.  Here at Devin, we recognise that some of our team and / or their loved ones fall in the higher risk category and we have put plans in place for home working.  The technology is there to allow us to do that so it makes sense for us all to stay safe.

With regards to swimming pools, PWTAG has consulted with Public Health England and they confirm that “Coronavirus would be inactivated at the levels of chlorine used in swimming pools.”  Public Health opinion is that it is generally safe to go swimming at this time as water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus.  Of course, consideration needs to be given to the interaction that pool users may have with each other beyond the pool.  PWTAG have issued some helpful guidance here.