We’re talking Covid-19, of course, and the huge impact it continues to have on our sport. You can be assured that the League has been very much on the ball in dealing with the situation – as far as is possible while the picture changes almost day by day.
Central to all current discussions is the League’s own Covid Group, headed up by Claire Walmsley, who is one of the clubs’ representatives on the main committee. The Group met again this week for further consideration of possible protocols and actions that might need to be in place – for all players, coaches and officials – should Covid become a problem as the season unfolds.
Inevitably, it’s very much a “what if?” debate. We cannot know the detail of what will happen. But, led by our Covid Group, the intention is that BWPL will be as prepared as it can be. The Group aims to take a fluid approach, relying at every step on advice/guidance from the Government and Swim England and, importantly, ensuring a speedy flow of information to all.
In the meantime, the League is in discussion with all pools regarding their specific protocols. Venues may differ. Again, it’s a matter of being prepared . . .