COVID-19 Guidelines

**All Lower Bucks ISR Instructors (Guest + Staff) are fully vaccinated as of May 2021. **

ISR instructors have long been held to stringent pre-defined safety protocols as a condition of our certification. This has made the transition into the current environment a seamless one!


These protocols include a 1:1 ratio, no physical contact between instructor and parent, mandatory 3 towel rule (child is placed or sits on 2 towels on the pool deck to protect from germs), and strict illness guidelines for keeping children home from lessons and enabling their safe return once they are feeling better. 


In the remaining 2021 sessions we will be teaching without PPE per the CDC's guidelines for fully vaccinated adults, but we will happily wear a shield upon request. Some of our facilities will require a mask for parents and children to enter the building, so please refer to any emails sent out prior to your Session start date for those specifics. Below are additional policies and procedures as it relates to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience the implementation of these policies causes your family, but we assure you the changes are in the best interest of safety for all.

★ Please follow current CDC guidelines for vaccinated adults if you are vaccinated, and unvaccinated  if you are not. Please also follow any current CDC guidelines for travel and return after travel. As of April 2021, fully vaccinated adults do not have to quarantine or test upon return if no symptoms are present. For unvaccinated adults, please self-isolate foir 7 days and get a molecular/PCR test between days 3-5 post-return. Self-isolate for 10 days if no test is taken. Your adherence to these guidelines ensures your instructor can keep teaching!

★ If you or anyone in your home has experienced: fever, cough, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days, kindly stay home and alert your instructor right away.

★ If you have been in contact with someone that has/had COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please alert your instructor before coming to your child’s lesson to discuss a new start/resume date.

★ If you must bring sibling(s) they must stay within arm’s reach of you at all times or in a stroller if unable to stay close to you independently.

★ Use provided hand sanitizer at the pool deck for yourself and child(ren) BEFORE placing your child at the hand in/out area, 

★ If the facility your lessons are held in require a mask on the pool deck OR if you choose to wear a mask at lessons, please pull down your mask from a 6ft distance to ask your instructor questions. It's difficult for us to hear you and answer your questions correctly with the ambient noise of the pool area indoors.

★ Please answer the daily BUDS questionnaire fully and completely.

★ Exit the pool area immediately following your child’s lesson for the day. Your instructor will be available for questions later in the day via text or phone.

★ Do not wring out wet swim diapers or clothing on the pool deck

★ No eating or drinking in the pool area