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Coronavirus: can you swim safely in private pools?

2020-05-24T14:27:10.175Z

If water does not seem to be a place conducive to the survival of viruses like SARS-CoV-2, respecting distances remains the key to safe swimming.



The beautiful days are back, and with them the first swimming. And the appetite for lengths and well-being at home has apparently been increased tenfold by the episode of confinement: in recent weeks, the number of visitors to swimming pool sales sites has tripled compared to last year, notes Gilles Mouchiroud, president of the Federation of swimming pool professionals. But while the collective pools are still closed because of the Covid-19 epidemic, will it be safe to dive into family pools this summer? And not to worry as soon as a bather drinks the cup?

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In a notice issued last March, the French Society of Hospital Hygiene (SF2H) recalls that "no study concerning the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in swimming pool water is currently available" . However, she noted that water "does not seem to be a suitable place for the survival of viruses" with an envelope, like influenza viruses or coronaviruses, " too fragile": "They cannot

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