Turtle Tots Salisbury District Blandford & West Hants - Our Pools
Salisbury Hospital Hydrotherapy pool
Warm hydrotherapy pool situated in the Spinal Unit, Salisbury District Hospital.
The venue is a lovely very warm hydrotherapy pool situated inside the spinal unit of Salisbury hospital. The pool is perfect for newborn or very young babies. We have sole use of the pool. During the current pandemic, a new system is in place which will be explained to you by a member of the Turtle Tots team during the first few weeks of term. You will also be sent a copy of our COVID-19 guidelines upon sign up. Please wear a face covering inside the pool building and use hand sanitiser on arrival.
Address:Salisbury Hospital Hydrotherapy pool, Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, SP2 8BJ
Please supervise your children at all times and do not allow them to climb the pool surrounds. Please do not enter the pool unless instructed to by the teacher. Please do watch out for specialist equipment such as the spinal bed as this equipment does jut out. Take care when walking round the pool which can become slippery when wet. Please ensure you have a shower before you enter the pool which helps to keep the water good quality.
Photography is permitted during the last week of term and consent for photography is a question on sign up.
Any swimwear you've ordered will be waiting for you on poolside at the entrance to the changing area. On your first day, it is useful if you can turn up at least 15 minutes in advance of your class, for the briefing on the covid regulations and it is a good time for us to check visually nappy fittings or change sizes as required or to buy other bits and pieces like wetsuits.
We ask that you don’t eat in the changing rooms or use talcum powder. Please exit as quickly as possible. Please take disposable nappies home with you - thank you!
Parking: When you arrive please enter the hospital via entrance B and follow the signs to the spinal unit. There is a pay and display car park directly opposite the spinal unit (P8). Once parked, during covid times, please head to the back of the spinal unit and NOT through the hospital. Please see the map enclosed with the info leaflet which will help you to find the fire exit.
When you arrive, the fire exit door will be shut and these will be opened by the lifeguard just a few minutes before the session starts.
Changing rooms: The changing rooms are to either side of the pool reception area once inside the pool building and behind curtains. Whilst it says male/female changing rooms, it doesn't matter which side you use. The changing rooms are only used after your swim due to COVID-19. Before your lesson, you will put your things in a designated area on the poolside.
Please ensure you supervise your children at all times, we would recommend you change your children on changing mats on the floor rather than on the beds in case they fall off. Pushchairs/carseats must be left outside at own risk, please bring minimal belongings as there is not much space on the poolside for these. Shoes must be taken off on entrance and kept in your area.
All children need a disposable under nappy and a neoprene over nappy until they have been potty trained for at least one year. You will need to bring with you a under nappy ( either disposable like huggies which you can buy in the supermarket) or reusable such as the ones we sell) and an over neoprene nappy. You do not need a swimming costume or a wetsuit at the hydro pool as it is a really warm pool.
Depending on your little ones age, you will need as a minimum a changing mat and then for older babies/toddlers a toy, woggle and sinker due to the restrictions around sharing kit at this time.
We sell: neoprene nappies, reusable under nappies, wetsuits, warmsuits and changing mats. Please do contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to order any essential kit!
Health and Safety: Please see our Covid-19 guidelines ( separate document, available on request and when booked)
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