COVID-19 Operating Guide

*We are currently operating under Phase III guidance. (updated 2/19/2021)


PHASE III:

Managing Pool Capacity – Reservations:

  • Phase III allows for open swim in the pool while maintaining social distance on deck.  Chairs will be spaced apart to maintain social distancing. 
  • Baby pool will be open at this time for two families.
  • Non-member day guests will not be permitted to use the pool. This is subject to change.    
  • Based upon membership levels, a reservation system may be implemented and will be determined closer to the pool opening to ensure patrons’ safety.   

Entry/Exit Procedures:

  • To reduce the number of people in the bathrooms at any given time, members will enter the pool through the gate next to the snack bar
  • Check-in will be contactless, as members need only provide their name(s) to the lifeguard.
  • Face coverings will be required while entering or exiting the facility and when interacting with staff members (exceptions for young children, etc. in accordance with Commonwealth of Virginia guidance).
  • RFSRC Staff will wear face coverings when interacting with members and in any situation where social distancing is difficult.

Bathrooms:

  • Face coverings are required in the bathroom.
  • Please be considerate of our fellow members and use common sense. If you enter the bathroom and it is clear that you can’t maintain social distancing, please wait outside until one or more people leave.  It is recommended that no more than two families in the restroom at one time.  
  • While showers and changing areas will be available, we strongly encourage you to shower and change at home prior to arriving at the pool.  

Face Coverings:

  • Face coverings will be required while entering or exiting the facility and when interacting with staff members (exceptions for young children, etc. in accordance with Commonwealth of Virginia guidance).
  • Face coverings are required in the bathroom.
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times.
  • Members should also wear a face covering in any situation where social distancing is difficult.
  • Face coverings are not required in the pool.

Social Distancing:

  • As always, the priorities for the RFSRC staff are the safety of our members and maintaining the safety of our facility. Our Managers and Lifeguards will NOT be responsible for enforcing social distancing. We need every member to do their part to follow the guidelines to ensure a safe, fun summer for everyone.
  • Tape or markers to identify appropriate social distance (6-feet) will be positioned on the ground near the check-in desk and lifeguard office.
  • Members are responsible for maintaining social distancing in the pool as well as on the deck.
  • The amount of deck furniture available will be limited. Groupings of chairs will be arranged six feet apart on the deck. Members will be allowed to bring their own chairs if they so choose.

Staff Safety:

  • RFSRC Staff will be provided with masks and gloves.
  • Staff will wear face coverings when interacting with members and in any situation where social distancing is difficult.
  • Lifeguards will use precautions when providing medical aid, avoiding mouth to mouth or mouth to mask resuscitation when possible. Lifeguards will use a bag valve mask or positive pressure ventilator. Universal precautions should include at a minimum, gloves, masks, and eye protection. 
  • Lifeguard stands will be cleaned each time staff members rotate to a new position.
  • Electronic equipment used for member and staff check-in will be cleaned between uses by different staff members.
  • No more than 1 person will be permitted in the lifeguard office at a time.

Safety Signage:

  • To adhere to government guidelines, new signs and notices will be posted throughout the facility to ensure members are informed of safety requirements for using the pool.

Cleaning: 

  • To adhere to government guidelines, we are implementing a strict cleaning regime – additional cost for supplies and PPE
  • High touch surfaces and restrooms will be cleaned between each reserved swim period.
  • Lifeguards will clean the deck using chlorine rinse.  

The following will be closed/unavailable during Phase III operations:

  • Water Basketball
  • Party reservations during open swim time
  • No throwing of water balls/toys with other members of the pool. 

PHASE II:

Managing Pool Capacity:

  • Members will be required to schedule 90 minute blocks of time to use the pool through a new reservation tool that’s been implemented in the membership portal due to capacity restrictions.  There will be 8 swim times and 4 deck-only usage times available per block of time.   
  • To ensure equitable access for all members, members are requested to reserve no more than 3 swim periods per seven-day period. Reservations should not be made more than 7 days in advance. 
  • While the family may all come to the pool, each swim lane or area can have a maximum of 3 people swimming at a time. You may rotate members of your family in the lane as long as only 3 are in the lane at one time. Remaining members may sit on the deck, read a book, and relax in the sun or shade.  
  • Immediately following each swim block, the facility will be cleared so that high contact surfaces and restrooms can be cleaned prior to the next swim period.
  • Same day reservations are permitted if capacity exists.
  • Non-member day guests will not be permitted to use the pool. This is subject to change.
  • Reservation limits will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary based upon membership levels.

The following will be closed/unavailable during Phase II operations:

  • Snack Bar
  • Grills
  • Water Basketball
  • Private Parties
  • Baby Pool
  • Diving boards (depending on staffing)

PHASE I:

  • Pool likely will not be open in Phase I to conserve costs.


ALL PHASES:

We appreciate your support of the Ravensworth Pool.  Due to the fluid situation of COVID-19 and the uncertainties of membership levels,  policies may change during the season to accommodate budget concerns and covid regulations.  We will work towards another successful season.  However, all memberships once committed are non-refundable.

General Policies:

  • Health screening form is required BEFORE you go to the pool each time.
  • Non-member guests will not be permitted to use the pool. This is subject to change.    
  • Chairs will be provided.  However, members are expected to clean their own chairs before usage.  Members are allowed to bring their own chair if they prefer.  
  • Weather Policy:  Unfortunately, the Pool still does not have the capability to control the weather and we must still close for safety reasons in the event of thunderstorms, lightning, or major storms.  If you believe that your pool time may be impacted, you are free to adjust your reservation for another open time if available.  Please check our pool’s website for the latest up to date information on pool status:  www.ravensworthfarmpool.com   Many times we will also post to Facebook Page, but the best source of information will always be the Website!   

Entry/Exit Procedures:

  • To reduce the number of people in the bathrooms at any given time, members will enter the pool through the gate next to the snack bar
  • Check-in will be contactless, as members need only provide their name(s) to the lifeguard.
  • Face coverings will be required while entering or exiting the facility and when interacting with staff members (exceptions for young children, etc. in accordance with Commonwealth of Virginia guidance).
  • RFSRC Staff will wear face coverings at all times  (except when lifeguarding or on break).

Bathrooms:

  • Face coverings are required in the bathroom.
  • Showers and changing areas will be available, however, we encourage you to shower and change at home prior to arriving at the pool instead of showering or changing in the changing room, which could lead to an unintentional gathering of people.
  • Please be considerate of our fellow members and use common sense; if you enter the bathroom and it is clear you can’t maintain social distancing, please wait outside until one or more people leave.  It is recommended that no more than 2 families enter the bathroom at one time.

Face Coverings:

  • Face coverings will be required while entering or exiting the facility and when interacting with staff members (exceptions for young children, etc. in accordance with Commonwealth of Virginia guidance).
  • Face coverings are required in the bathroom.
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times (except when lifeguarding or on break).
  • Members should also wear a face covering in any situation where social distancing is difficult.
  • Face coverings are not required in the pool.

Social Distancing:

  • As always, the priorities for the RFSRC staff are the safety of our members and maintaining the safety of our facility. Our Managers and Lifeguards will NOT be responsible for enforcing social distancing. We need every member to do their part to follow the guidelines to ensure a safe, fun summer for everyone.
  • Tape or markers to identify appropriate social distance (6-feet) will be positioned on the ground near the check-in desk and lifeguard office.
  • Members are responsible for maintaining social distancing in the pool as well as on the deck.
  • The amount of deck furniture available will be limited. Groupings of chairs will be arranged six feet apart on the deck. Members will be allowed to bring their own chairs if they so choose.

Staff Safety:

  • RFSRC Staff will be provided with masks and gloves.
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times (except when lifeguarding or on break)
  • Lifeguards will use precautions when providing medical aid, avoiding mouth to mouth or mouth to mask resuscitation. Lifeguards will use a bag valve mask or positive pressure ventilator. Universal precautions should include at a minimum, gloves, masks, and eye protection. 
  • Lifeguard stands will be cleaned each time staff members rotate to a new position.
  • Electronic equipment used for member and staff check-in will be cleaned between uses by different staff members.
  • No more than 1 person will be permitted in the lifeguard office at a time.

Safety Signage:

  • To adhere to government guidelines, new signs and notices will be posted throughout the facility to ensure members are informed of safety requirements for using the pool.

Cleaning: 

  • To adhere to government guidelines, we are implementing a strict cleaning regime
  • Immediately following each swim block in Phase II, the facility will be cleared so that high contact surfaces and restrooms can be cleaned prior to the next swim period.
  • High touch surfaces and restrooms will be cleaned between each reserved swim period.
  • Lifeguards will clean the deck using chlorine rinse.