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Pool Aerobics & COVID-19

Updated: Jan 7, 2022

What we need to know, the magic of chlorine, the beauty of the great outdoors and how we enjoy Pool Aerobics safely during a pandemic.

"Is Pool Aerobics safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic?"

I have added this to my list of FAQs (frequently asked questions) since Jamaica confirmed its first COVID-19 case on March 10, 2020. The answer is YES! Now let's get into why it's safe and how we can continue to enjoy Pool Aerobics safely.

What we need to know

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is mainly transmitted from person to person via respiratory droplets released from the mouth or nose. The infection spreads when a person with the virus coughs, sneezes, or exhales, and someone else breathes in these droplets.

High-contact surfaces such as door handles and handrails may also be a potential source of transmission for COVID-19.

Water cannot transmit COVID-19. That is, you cannot get COVID-19 through water. However, it is very important to maintain physical distancing in the pool, on the pool deck and in the changing rooms.