Health and Safety COVID 19 Protocol

In the reopening of the Tenerife Top Training (T3) Sports Center, according to the current regulations for prevention against COVID-19, action protocols and necessary protection measures have been established, based on the recommendations of the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation.

SAFE SPORTS CAMPS

  • We transformed our high-performance centre into a bubble of security
  • Caring about every detail, so you can concentrate on your training:
  • Faithful compliance with the WHO recommendations, local laws and guidelines of our main partners, visiting clubs and federations.
  • We are fully aware of the responsibility for the health of our amateur and professional athletes
  • Thus, a negative COVID19 test is absolutely necessary in order to use the Tenerife Top Training facilities.
  • Safe access with sanitary controls to suppliers and employees.
  • 24/7 medical service: private & public hospitals with ambulances available and international Doctors at the hospitals.
  • Control of all goods and products that arrive at Tenerife Top Training, favouring local and sustainable provenance.

STANDARDS OF HYGIENE

  • Advice from virology experts to adapt our protocols to the new situation
  • Increasing the frequency of disinfection of all spaces (before and multiple times a day) and establishing an always-on cleaning process.
  • Cleaning measures and protocols with certified and sustainable products and natural-based systems ensure maximum efficiency without harming the environment.
  • Most frequent disinfection of common areas.
  • The best cleaning equipment from certified suppliers and the best equipment for employees and customers.
  • Expanding areas with hand sanitiser dispenser.

SMART DISTANCING

  • With almost 80 thousand square meters, the T3 sports centre offers the possibility of enjoying your training in a professional, sporty, outdoor and healthy environment.
  • We improve the use of open and outdoor spaces, including it as a security measure
  • The capacity in all our facilities, both indoors and outdoors, sports activities and leisure activities will be limited.
  • Reservations for sports facilities will be made by phone or email
  • The natural space will continue to be our partner, with outdoor sports such as swimming, football, tennis, paddle, Cross-Training, cycling, mountain bike and running.
  • The number of machines available in the gym will be reduced in order to maintain the established safety distances.
  • Marked circulation to avoid queues.
  • Recommended use of stairs instead of elevators.

For all questions and Covid-19 UPDATES, please contact us!

The team of Tenerife Top Training is waiting for you! 

 

USE OF THE FACILITIES

 

The sports facility’s swimming pools where the training will be carried out and the personnel in charge of them will comply at all times with the health regulations of hygiene free of COVID-19 established by the Ministry of Health, as well as by the Ministry of Health of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.

1.1. HYGIENIC MEASURES FOR ACCESS TO THE FACILITIES AND OTHER DEPENDENCIES.

All the facilities, dependencies, changing rooms and access to the pools will have temporary necessary adaptations so that the security measures are respected, as well as the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To maintain the minimum safety distance in the entrance areas (reception-hall) there will be visible marks on the ground.
Access to the facility will be through the main door called ENTRANCE, different from the area through which the exit will be made, which will be through the door called EXIT. Both entry and exit will be done in an orderly manner and maintain a safe distance of 1.5-2 meters.
There will be information panels where you can consult the particularities of all the spaces, installation schedules,
The information panels will display the pool water parameters at all times, which refer to chlorine, pH and temperature.
Whether you use the changing room (it is better to avoid it as much as possible or if you access the pool directly, you should use an individual bag to introduce your belongings. You should not leave material, clothing, footwear or other belongings directly on the floor. It is advisable to apply the hydro alcoholic gel on the hands before starting the training.
There will be cleaning staff, cleaning and disinfecting all areas constantly.

1.2 SANITARY AND HYGIENIC MEASURES RELATED TO THE TRAINING.

Before starting the activity, it is recommended that each team takes their athletes’ temperature. Any alteration above 37.5 °C sports activity is discouraged. Other symptoms to consider in addition to fever are chills, cough, fatigue, tiredness, digestive discomfort, diarrhoea, shortness of breath, alterations in taste and smell. With fever being the most common symptom, the presentation of the other symptoms separately makes it advisable not to attend training and to inform the coach and medical services for their evaluation.
Each athlete will use their own material, it is forbidden to share it with other athletes. Likewise, if a bottle is used to replace liquids, it must be perfectly personalized and for individual use.
It is not possible to circulate through the facility barefoot, the use of plastic shoes or slippers being mandatory and/or disinfecting them at the end of the day.
It is recommended to access the pool water surface without using the tubular stairs to access the pool, the stairs will be disinfected four times a day.

1.3 RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE USE OF CHANGING / LOCKER ROOMS

Keeping your distance in the locker room is essential
The space being occupied per person will be at least 5 m2 in relation to the surface of the changing room.
After the use of the changing room by one team, it will be cleaned and disinfected before the next team enters the changing room.
The lockers which have been used will be cleaned and disinfected before the following team uses the locker rooms.
The time spent in changing rooms should be reduced as much as possible, and it is recommended to avoid larger groups.
You should not eat inside the locker room
It is recommended not to use the locker room bathrooms but to use the ones outside.
After the use of the changing rooms, they will be closed to proceed with cleaning and disinfection before the next team enters.

2. WARM-UP AND / OR LAND TRAINING

An area for warm-up or dry training activities has been defined in the dry land area around the pool.
Each athlete has been assigned 4 m2 of dry surface, respecting a distance of 2 meters between athletes
Two zones A and B have been defined that allow organizing the space for two alternative groups A and B for each training period.
If several groups train successively, it will be organized in such a way that the groups of athletes do not meet.
Physical contact between athletes, as well as between athletes and coaches, should be avoided at all times.
Coaches should avoid gathering athletes in a group to give instructions, as well as avoid sharing material such as timers, folders, markers.

3. WATER / POOL TRAINING

Lanes will be assigned to the athletes in each training period, this guarantees the minimum distance between athletes.
Athletes living together will be able to swim in the same lane.
In the case of sharing lanes, consider the possibility that each athlete starts the session and the training tasks on opposite ends of the pool.
Athletes may only use their own sports equipment.
The material must be disinfected before and after each training session.
To optimize the use and use of space, each training period can have athletes in the water and dry (group A and group B). One training in water and one doing dryland training.
The centre’s monitor will give each athlete – after disinfecting his hands with hydro alcoholic gel – a towel. At the exit gate, there will be a non-manually operated container where the athlete needs to deposit the dirty towels before leaving.

4. GYM TRAINING

The gym is at 50 per cent of its normal capacity, and athletes from different teams should be at a minimum distance of 3 m.
The reorganization of materials and equipment will be carried out by the coach and/or the staff of the facility, and mentioned materials and equipment will be disinfected after their reorganization and use.
Training should be organized so that each athlete uses their own equipment.
There will be hydro alcoholic gel in the room.
After the use, each equipment, all the machines and material used will be cleaned and disinfected.
A bucket has been enabled to deposit used towels with a lid and opening by means of a pedal and a plastic bag.

5. GENERAL MEASURES IN THE CENTER

  • The tasks and work processes will be planned in such a way as to guarantee the safety distance established by the health authorities, which is 1.5 – 2.0 meters. In case of impossibility, alternative measures must be taken to avoid the risk of contagion by contact.
  • Work shifts for workers shall be planned whenever possible so that the same employees are concentrated in the same shift groups.
  • In the case of the presence in the work environment of vulnerable workers and the specific measures for this person must be determined.
  • The centre will have a non-contact thermometer.
  • All workers, before and after registering their work hours, must wash their hands with hydro alcoholic gel which will be found next to the registration apparatus, in
    addition, the person in charge of the cleaning will disinfect the apparatus at least 6 times a day.
  • All workers will have access to handwashing with soap and water and if this is not possible, there will be a disinfectant solution at all work points.
  • All workers will be provided with the appropriate PPE prior to risk assessment. In the event that any service is outsourced, the hotel must ensure that the staff has the necessary PPE.
  • There will be rules of use and shifts established for the spaces where the work is carried out, and use of shared spaces maintaining the safety distance as for example, dining rooms, entrances, changing rooms, …
  • In all activities, the interpersonal safety distance must be respected. For this reason and if necessary, the corresponding capacity control must be carried out.
  • Workers will be trained on these protocols and on the correct use and maintenance of masks, gloves and, in general, the PPE they use.

Relevant Information

Who can visit the Canary Islands?

You can visit the Canary Islands provided you travel from the European Union, from a country in the Schengen area or from a third country with which Spain has reciprocal agreements regarding the acceptance of travellers. These are Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

When planning your return, we always recommend that you check the requirements and recommendations of your country of origin.

Special procedures before travelling to Tenerife

Everyone who comes on holiday or training camps to the Canary Islands must go through a health inspection. This inspection varies depending on your exact circumstances.

If you travel to the Canary Islands from outside Spain and stay in touristic accommodation:

  • Travel Health Form (48 hours)
    You must complete the entire form from the website www.spth.gob.es or the app Spain Travel Health SpTH, and from 48 HOURS before the flight, you can send the form to the Health Authorities. Once sent, you will receive an email with a QR Code that will allow you to access the destination airport. You must have it printed or on your mobile phone.
  • COVID-19 Test (72 hours)
    Test to diagnose active COVID-19 infection, with a negative result carried out within 72 HOURS prior to arrival. This must be submitted when you check into your chosen tourist accommodation. There is no requirement for children under 6 years to present a negative diagnostic test. The test must be approved by the healthcare authorities of your own country or of the European Union.

 

If you are spending your holiday in the Canary Islands in the near future, you will find all the necessary information in your language here!

 

A health check at the airport includes a visual inspection to rule out symptoms and a temperature check (fever is defined as a body temperature of  37,5ºC or higher).

What measures will I find at the airport and/or onboard the aircraft?

All international passengers receive a health check at Canary Islands’ airports. This check may involve having your temperature taken, a document check and a visual examination of the passenger’s health.

Remember that you must wear a mask and comply with all the safety measures imposed by the airline and the airport authorities while you are at the airport and throughout the flight.

Whenever possible, we recommend that you check-in online to avoid unnecessary formalities at the airport. Remember that many airlines do not allow cabin bags other than a bag for personal use that fits underneath your seat.

In any case, it is extremely important you check your operator or airline’s conditions before travelling to the Canary Islands.