Given the ever-changing landscape across the world as a result of COVID-19, we have put together information to assist you during this time. The well-being and support of AUSTSWIM Teachers, candidates and swim centres is at the forefront of our mind.

The Story so Far

  • From 12:00am on 26 March 2020, the Federal Department of Health extended trading restrictions to include the closure of all swimming pools.

  • As a result of pool closures, swimming and water safety lessons and programs ceased operating

  • Financial penalties (for both individuals and organisations) apply for breaking these laws. 

  • We understand that not all swim centres are equipped with the support or have access to expert advice to deal with the issues around human resources and other business-related activity affected by COVID-19.

We understand that not all swim centres are equipped with the support or have access to expert advice to deal with the issues around human resources and other business-related activity affected by COVID-19.

As part of our support program, we launched several initiatives, funded exclusively by AUSTSWIM, to support AUSTSWIM Teachers, Candidates and Swim Centres. Read more about these below.

 

COVID-19 Support Initiatives

  • Exclusive HR Assistance for AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centres

  • All Things Pool Maintenance

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher and Candidate Support

The Road to Recovery

As cases of COVID-19 continue to fall across Australia, the Federal Government recently announced the three-step framework under which restrictions will be relaxed.

The government has given guidance on a number of components and phases in relation to the new normal. Ultimately, the specific detail of this in terms of content and timeline will come from the individual state/territory governments.

AUSTSWIM has maintained a position that businesses will be held to account by state/territory government departments for the way in which they conduct delivery of their services in the COVID-19 era. AUSTSWIM recommends that where organisations are interpreting information that they are comfortable with their decisions should they need to defend their position at a later time. AUSTSWIM maintains its position that only government announcements should be treated as a "point of truth".  

For all the latest and up to date government advice visit https://www.health.gov.au/ (check out all the specific state and territory advice below)

Learn about the grants or online events delivered by your state or territory here 

3 STEP FRAMEWORK FOR COVIDSAFE AUSTRALIA

The Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia

This is a time for the industry to come together and support each other. Now more than ever we need each other to get through this incredibly challenging time.

Stay safe in, on and around water.

State and Territory Government Specific Information

  • ACT

  • New South Wales

  • Northern Territory

  • Queensland

  • South Australia

  • Tasmania

  • Victoria

  • Western Australia

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