In the gym with a veil, in the swimming pool without drinking water: Violation of regulations can be severely fined

Customers do not have to have a veil in the necessary time only for actions that do not allow it.

In the operations of human body care facilities as well as wellness facilities and fitness centers, the obligation still applies to employees who must have the upper airways covered in a suitable way, for example with a veil, scarf or shawl. This is reminded by the Public Health Office (ÚVZ) SR.

With a veil on his face

However, hygienists have explained that the respiratory protection of customers does not have to be used in the necessary time for operations that do not allow it, ie for facial treatment, cutting or washing hair.

There must be space between the individual customers for cleaning and disinfecting the workplace. This must be done after each customer with a disinfectant with a virucidal effect. The sanitary facilities of the establishment must be equipped with liquid soap and paper towels.

In fitness centers, it is necessary to increase the frequency of cleaning, cleaning and disinfection of contact surfaces, such as handles, handles, grips, faucets, cabinets, used sports equipment and aids.

Disinfection of swimming pools

Before resuming the operation of an artificial swimming pool, the pools must be drained without recirculation, mechanically cleaned, disinfected with virucidal agents and filled with new water. For recirculated pools, the entire volume of water on the recirculation device must be purified. Swimming pool technical equipment, including wiring and recirculation equipment, must be cleaned and disinfected with virulents. Disinfection must include adequate procedures to eliminate microbiological contamination.

The operation of the pool can be resumed only on the basis of a satisfactory result of the analysis of the quality of bathing water, at the entrance to the swimming pool, hand disinfection is applied to customers. Best practices must be used when treating pool water. “The content of free chlorine and other by-products of disinfection shall be kept within the upper limit of the permitted limit values ​​according to the applicable legislation for artificial swimming pools,” warn hygienists.

Drinking fountains

Sufficient ventilation, preferably natural, must be provided on artificial baths. In open areas, it is recommended to keep a distance of at least two meters between individuals or members of groups or households.

At swimming pools, it is necessary to ensure the dysfunction of drinking fountains and increase the frequency of cleaning, cleaning and disinfection of areas, spaces, sports equipment and swimming pool equipment. It is necessary to intensify the cleaning of frequent contact surfaces such as toilets, doors, tables, seats, backrests, railings.

When operating the infant and toddler pool, a sufficient time interval must be provided for the disinfection of the premises used, which will be carried out with products with viruidal effects after each group of bathers, the sanitary facilities of the establishment must be equipped with liquid soap and paper towels.

Theaters and cinemas

Operations of theatrical, musical, cinematographic and other artistic performances are at the same time obliged to prevent performers and performers in the recording of an audiovisual work or the production of a program from entering the place of artistic activity if their body temperature exceeds 37.2 degrees Celsius.

It is recommended to limit ticket sales so that one seat remains unoccupied between the seats, with the sequence of seats alternating in the ranks. The sanitary facilities of the establishment must be equipped with liquid soap and paper towels. Disinfection of hygienic equipment must be carried out every hour. At the same time, before each performance, it is necessary to disinfect the contact surfaces, ie handles, handles, counters.

The relevant regional public health authority may impose a fine of up to EUR 20,000 for non-compliance with the measure.

Source: TASR