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In his briefing today, Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that all swimming pools will be allowed to reopen starting 1 July.
This includes all public pools, hotel pools, condominium pools, pools in gated communities, and private pools.
All regular SOPs must be observed, such as temperature checks and the registration of name and number. However, all pools will also require additional SOPs.
Pools will be required to have a lifeguard or supervisor stationed by the pool management to control the crowd and number of people at the pool.
This supervisor must ensure that swimmers do not crowd the pool and must maintain a 3 meter distance between each swimmer. Naturally, the number of people allowed in the pool at the same time is subject to the size of the pool.
Additionally, chlorine levels in the pools must be regularly monitored, swimmers must bathe before and after swimming, and leave immediately after swimming. As for children, parents and pool management will have the final say on whether or not they are allowed for the time being.
Swimming pool management must register with MITI at notification.miti.gov.my, with local authorities, and for supervision by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Additionally, all swimming activities at bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, rivers, and seaside are now allowed as well, but water theme parks are still not allowed.
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