COVID Safety

Safety, Policies, and Procedures

Updated 4/21/22

COVID Safety

  • Our COVID Safety Protocols are subject to change as we monitor the decisions of the County and Health Departments.
  • People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should not visit the pool. 
  • People may choose to mask at any time. 
  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Members voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Reservations

  • Reservations for lap lanes during open swim and early bird lap lanes can be made in our Member Portal.

Check-In and Check-Out

  • Only Pool members who are listed in the Member Portal will be permitted to use the pool.
  • Members will be required to check-in at the Front Desk/Lifeguard station when entering with the names of each member entering.
  • Members will also be required to check-out at the Front Desk/Lifeguard station by alerting staff with the number of people leaving the facility.

Pool Access by Kids Age 12+

  • We are pleased to announce that kids who are at least 12 years old may access the pool without being accompanied by a designated responsible individual.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a designated responsible individual who is at least 16 years of age. Upon entry to the pool, an individual that is responsible for any kid under 12 years of age must inform the lifeguards that they are serving as a designated responsible individual.  This returns us to our pre-Covid rules.
    Ages 12 and older –> May enter without a designated responsible individual.
    Ages 11 and under –> Must be accompanied by a designated responsible individual at least 16 years of age and must alert the lifeguards when they check-in.

Guests

  • For members who have already joined the 2022 season and for those who join by May 22, 2022, four (4) FREE guest passes will be automatically loaded into your account, viewable in the Member PortalAfterwards, the fee for each pre-purchased guest pass will be $8.00 per guest per visit.
  • Guest passes must be pre-purchased from our shop and will automatically be added to your account. They will be deducted when you check-in your guest. Guest passes do not expire. 
  • Before bringing guests, members are encouraged to pre-register their guests through the member portal.  This will generate a list of registered guests for the lifeguards that will facilitate fast entry to the pool.  If you do not pre-register a guest, you will be required to do so upon entering the pool.
  • No cash payments will be accepted.

Community Areas and Furniture

  • Furniture, chairs, tables will be positioned around the pool deck for members’ convenience.
  • Members may bring their own food and drink (no glass items).
  • Members are required to pack any trash, leaving the facility free of litter.
  • Grills will be available for use on a first come first served basis. Propane is provided at no cost to members.
  • Outside food delivery is permitted. Members must meet the delivery outside the main entrance.
  • The Basketball Court, Swings, Playground Equipment will be open for members’ enjoyment.
  • The Clubhouse, and Water Fountains will be closed until further notice.
  •  The Baby Pool. A water diaper and plastic diaper cover is required for non-potty trained children and must be provided by the member. This will be strictly enforced for general health and safety reasons. 

Toys and Floatation Devices

  • Flotation Devices: Only Coast Guard- approved life vests and water wings are allowed. Children wearing said items must be supervised by an individual, 16 or over, in the pool, within arm’s reach. (See the note below regarding prohibited non US Coast Guard approved flotation.)
  • Other Flotations Including Rafts, Rings and Noodles: Rafts, inflatable rings and pool flotation devices, including noodles, are permitted in the pool at this time.  (See the note above regarding IRC use of US Coast Guard approved life vests.)
  • Toys: Only small toys designed for use in the water may be taken into the pool. Generally speaking, this includes small toys which are designed to be used in or on the water, like diving rings and diving tubes. No hard plastic items are permitted.
  • Small Balls. Small soft balls will be permitted for use in the pool. As a reminder, any balls, toys or other items left behind after a swim session will be immediately discarded, as we are not permitted to maintain a lost and found.
  • Squirt Guns and Plastic Water Toys: Squirt guns or squirt toys, tennis balls, anything that is used to skip across the water, and/or hard plastic items (except for diving tubes and rings noted above) and similar items are prohibited in the pool.  This includes Water Bomb Splash Balls, Water Bomb Soaker Balls, Original Splash Bombs, and similarly marketed pool balls used for throwing, skipping across the pool surface.
  • Sports Balls: Basketballs, Tennis balls, Soccer and Footballs are prohibited in the pool.
  • Kickboards: Kickboards may be used for swimming and floating only. Use of kickboards for any other purpose, including hitting, splashing, or throwing is strictly prohibited. Pool management may confiscate any kickboard that is being used improperly.
  • Lifeguard Enforcement: The pool lifeguard staff may, at their discretion, exclude any toy item from the pool, even the approved items above, if they determine that use of the toy presents an unsafe situation.   Decisions made by the lifeguard staff are to be respected.  Challenges to decisions made may be grounds for dismissal.

Sanitation

  • Restrooms, showers and changing rooms will be open and will be cleaned and sanitized according to county and health department guidelines.
  • Soap, water and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Lost and Found

  • As all items will be discarded at the end of each day, please keep your valuables at home and take your possessions with you as you leave the facility.

Private Pool Rental

  • Limited Capacity Private Pool Rentals is available after the pool closes. For more information please contact info@invernessrecreationclub.org.

Updates

  • IRC will continue to provide updates to membership as best as possible, so please subscribe to our newsletter here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @invernessrec or check our Twitter feed on this website.


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