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Is it okay to travel to a private swimming pool?

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FairlowWonder Sat 09-May-20 21:50:05

20 mins away, would stay there longer than travel time to exercise. It’s a private pool with nobody else there. Feels odd as I’m just used to walking and cycling in the lockdown! Is this okay?

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NuffSaidSam Sat 09-May-20 21:53:18

Technically no, because it's non-essential travel isn't it?

It's not essential to go swimming (unless you have a medical complaint that means it is?)

Is actually likely to cause a problem for anyone? Probably not.

Has anyone else used the pool though? Even if they're not there at the time presumably someone else is also swimming in it or will after you've used it?

okaycokay Sat 09-May-20 21:54:44

No. You can't travel to it

dementedpixie Sat 09-May-20 21:55:50

No I dont think it's ok

Hugglespuffed Sat 09-May-20 21:56:19

Could you cycle there instead?

Mustbetimeforachange Sat 09-May-20 21:57:14

Why not? It's exercise

ChipotleBlessing Sat 09-May-20 21:58:23

I thought all swimming pools were supposed to be closed? I don’t think this is strictly within the rules, but stuff is about to change so who knows?

dementedpixie Sat 09-May-20 21:58:26

Are you really going for exercise or just to fanny about in the pool?

clareykb Sat 09-May-20 21:58:27

I mean you could drive to go for a walk technically that is within the rules so don't know why swimming would be different?

Aridane Sat 09-May-20 21:59:34

This is very mysterious - a private deserted swimming pool!

3GIANTSTRAWBERRIES Sat 09-May-20 22:00:09

You're allowed to drive a short distance to exercise so yes, go for it.

Nochangeplease Sat 09-May-20 22:00:45

Of course you can

Zebrasinpyjamas Sat 09-May-20 22:01:25

I'd say yes it's allowed as you can travel for exercise .

Trews2019 Sat 09-May-20 22:01:29

If you can drive to do outdoor exercise (a short distance where the time spent exercising is much longer than the drive), why not to swim?

BrokenBrit Sat 09-May-20 22:01:40

Do you own it? Just wondering if it has been kept maintained and if anyone else has been accessing it?

Bluntness100 Sat 09-May-20 22:02:28

Yes, police quidance says This is fine

Millicent10 Sat 09-May-20 22:02:49

I assume a private pool would be at a residential property. Is it currently unoccupied?

ZombieFan Sat 09-May-20 22:03:35

The virus is transmitted in water droplets. I would thing an indoor swimming pool, changing rooms etc is the perfect place to spread the virus. You might be the only person in the pool at the time but I bet you wont be the only person using the facility.

So its not ok.

Timefor45 Sat 09-May-20 22:06:30

Why are you asking on here? Whose permission are you seeking?
Go swimming. You’re very, very lucky to have use of that.
Please ‘fanny about in the pool’ on behalf of us who would do anything to have access to a pool right now.

Mustbetimeforachange Sat 09-May-20 22:08:10

Please , please just fanny around at the pool, OP. How irresponsible to have a bit of fun.
Chlorine kills the virus stone dead.

CoronaLonaSad Sat 09-May-20 22:12:10

Oh gosh, what I wouldn't do for access to a pool for DS currently missing his swim club like crazy. sad

CoronaLonaSad Sat 09-May-20 22:13:18

How did u find this private pool? Any tips?

LilacTree1 Sat 09-May-20 22:13:30

You’re allowed to drive for exercise so why not?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 09-May-20 22:14:47

Yes of course you can.

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Sat 09-May-20 22:18:11

Christ, go & enjoy it
I have stuck to the letter of the guidelines/law but I would get straight in my car & take my fish like children to a pool if I could - as soon as we’re allowed to go a bit further we’re going to swim in the river.

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