Coronavirus: Lap swimmers can use ActiveSG pools from 9am to noon on weekdays from June 16, Sport Ne

SINGAPORE - Although ActiveSG swimming complexes reopened on June 19 as part of phase 2 of Singapore's post-circuit breaker measures, Joycelyn Ho rarely returned to Jurong East swimming complex because of rules that allowed the general public access to lap pools only from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

The 20-year-old Republic Polytechnicstudent found it "inconvenient" to visit the pool then because she would usually be rushing through assignments in the evening.

But on Wednesday (July 15), ActiveSG informed its members that lap swimmers would be able to visit its swimming complexes on weekdays from 9am to noon from Thursday, as part of its revised swimming pool slots "to better meet the needs of (the ) community".

Ho welcomed the news, saying: "It's great that we are allowed to use the pool in the day now. Previously, when we were allowed to enter the pool only in the evening, it was really inconvenient for me.

"With the day slots, it gives me an opportunity to get a quick swim in before the day starts."

Another pool user Tey Shou Hern, who goes to Serangoon swimming complex once or twice a week, felt that having more time slots available to the public would help to reduce the number of people present at any given time.

The 22-year-old said: "It could also help to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 even further. Bookings for the different time slots would not always reach maximum capacity and people that would want to swim last minute could also get a chance to use the pool."

The revised hours apply....

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