PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
Carlile Swimming mandates staff vaccination
Carlile Swimming has introduced a mandatory vaccination policy for all teaching and customer facing staff, becoming the first learn to swim provider in Australia to do so.
Carlile has more than 450 staff across nine pools, normally providing more than 20,000 swimming lessons a week.
Carlile Swimming General Manager, Jon Harker advises “we’ve done it because it’s the right thing to do. It’s what our families would expect from us. We have a duty of care to everyone who comes into our swim centres. Vaccines reduce the impact of the virus and its rate of transmission.
“We work in an industry where children, who right now can’t be vaccinated, need to be held and supported to be safe in the water. Close contact can’t be avoided and being vaccinated just makes sense.
“We’ve been encouraging staff to be vaccinated for some time and it was heartening to see, even before we announced the mandatory policy, that more than 90% of our staff were either vaccinated or planning to be vaccinated.”
The move comes at a time when a recent poll of swimming school operators by Royal Life Saving found the majority believe governments, not businesses, should mandate vaccination for staff.
Harker adds “we expect that when we reopen there will naturally be strict COVID-19 protocols that need to be followed. We are examining every option to ensure our pools are as safe as they can be.”
Carlile Swimming uses best practice technology to ensure air and water quality, has strict hygiene protocols in place and to date there are no known cases of COVID-19 being transferred in properly treated water. The virus itself can’t survive in chlorine.
Image courtesy Carlile Swimming
8th September 2021 - Lockdowns contribute to rise in Australian drowning deaths during past year
8th September 2021 - Two Melbourne golf courses introduce vaccination policy
7th September 2021 - Resort owner Dr Jerry Schwartz mandates hotel staff vaccination
6th September 2021 - Tasmania’s MONA mandates staff vaccinations, reveals expansion plans
29th August 2021 - What employers need to consider about vaccinations for staff and consumers
12th March 2021 - Vaccinations will determine ‘return to normal’ after COVID
16th February 2021 - SwimDesk expands software functionality for swim schools
24th September 2020 - Learn2Swim Week sees swim schools offer free lessons for children under five
13th September 2020 - Royal Life Saving survey suggests that swim school enrolments fell by 30% in August
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry.read more
revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
With industry leading solutions in design and durability you can improve your facilities with our access control operations, payment systems and flexible personal locker storage solutions. Your…read more
Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!