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To take my daughter swimming

213 replies

AvocadoYUK · 18/03/2020 09:45

Hello I was just wondering if I AIBU to take my daughter swimming.
Obviously lots of things are being cancelled and closed but it says Coronavirus has been proven not to to survive in chlorinated water and she has been going on about swimming for days (shes a toddler). We would only go into the small kid pool and when I rang up the swimming centre apparently there's barely anyone there
Thoughts?? Xxxxxx

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BrexpatInSwitzerland · 18/03/2020 11:45

Please don't!

There are people losing their jobs and all their income, people losing loved ones, families separated from each other and a million individual human tragedies happening all at once.

The stricter people stick to the rules the better our chances of this all being over again soon-ish!

Please don't be selfish! It's not about what seems reasonable to people individually. The benchmark is "if everyone followed my lead would it cause harm?"


Spied · 18/03/2020 11:45

Damp, sweaty changing rooms which obviously will not be cleaned after every use, door handles,open to all thanks.


TabbyMumz · 18/03/2020 11:48

And it's also the bit for people who have symptoms. This is why people are confused. At the moment we are not on lockdown. They have advised people to not go to social gatherings pubs clubs etc. Not for people to not visit you in the home.


PurpleDaisies · 18/03/2020 11:49

Did you watch the clip I linked to? Are the bbc wrong?

This advice is for EVERYBODY.


rwalker · 18/03/2020 11:55

Ours is open hand gels when you go in very quiet gym sanitiser everywhere and blue role. Your made to clean everything before you use it and after.


TabbyMumz · 18/03/2020 11:55

Purple daisies.. no I'm not. The stricter social distancing is for people in the special categories list and for people with symptoms. It talks about avoiding gatherings for most people. That means numbers of people that you would expect to see in a pub or club. The not going to peoples houses is for people in the category list, with or without symptoms.


willdoitinaminute · 18/03/2020 11:56

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PurpleDaisies · 18/03/2020 11:58

This is why we will end up on lockdown.


serialtester · 18/03/2020 12:04

@notlong20 - you were bloody told on Monday for fucks sake


cannotchange · 18/03/2020 12:05

I'm actually really angry with my DS swimming club about this.

They have not cancelled and it is mandatory for parents to stay during the session. The pool we use has a really small area for parents to use and we sit and stand all squished together !!!!

I have pulled my daughter out and made this point to them, but they haven't cancelled the club


KMoKMo · 18/03/2020 12:05


I give up. You can’t argue with stupid.


PlugholePencil · 18/03/2020 12:07

@PurpleDaisies you are correct.
People like @TabbyMumz are EXACTLY the reason we will end up in a lockdown situation.
Stupid is as stupid does.


OlaEliza · 18/03/2020 12:09

Why are people being horrible? The OP is asking if it is safe or not, not saying she plans to go even if it isn't safe.

Think of the staff. Stop going so they will shut ffs, swimming and gym are not essential activities. There are plenty of exercises that can be done at home.


serialtester · 18/03/2020 12:09

The past few days have made me despair. Are people really this bloody thick?


TabbyMumz · 18/03/2020 12:10

"This is why we will end up on lockdown."
Nope. Lockdown is part of the plan, when it needs to be. If they werent happy with people still going to work, or school, or shopping, they would have stopped it. They are currently happy with the requests they have made. So they are currently happy with people going out. Nowhere has it said you cant go to someone else's home unless they are in the special categories list, and they have said that is for next week.


PurpleDaisies · 18/03/2020 12:13

On the news just now tabby.

To take my daughter swimming

OlaEliza · 18/03/2020 12:17

The whole of China has been on lockdown for 8 weeks.
Pretty much the whole of Europe is on, or is going into, lockdown.
The UK has been told to avoid going out.

Op: can I go swimming?



KMoKMo · 18/03/2020 12:18


Lockdown is part of the plan because there are too many idiots who won’t follow advice. The government know this so they will have to force them. Don’t be an idiot.


Inthepurplerain · 18/03/2020 12:20

Coronavirus has been proven to not survive in chlorinated water? Right? And so what?

You’ll have your head breathing above the water won’t you? Unless you’re secretly a fish?
People can still sneeze and cough and the virus enter your nasal passage this way.


tashakg89 · 18/03/2020 12:20

All the leisure centres are shut where I am for two months.


BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 18/03/2020 12:20

At the moment my child is in a classroom with 30 kids.

Tonight she will be in a pool with 8 kids.

She isn't any more at risk in the pool. In fact, fewer contacts, further apart.


Inthepurplerain · 18/03/2020 12:21

I feel the same @serialtester

Coronaviruses can’t survive in chlorinated water- quick everyone let’s go swimming!



serialtester · 18/03/2020 12:27




rayoflightboy · 18/03/2020 12:29

.. no I'm not. The stricter social distancing is for people in the special categories list and for people with symptoms.

No it means everybodyincluding you @TabbyMumz

Just because you are not displaying symptoms doesnt mean you are not a carrier.Why is that hard to understand.


Remmy123 · 18/03/2020 12:31

Yes take her swimming no need to stop exercise.. it will be dead anyway!!

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