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INACTIVATION OF SARS-CoV-2 IN CHLORINATED SWIMMING POOL WATER

01 Feb 2022
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SARS-CoV-2 transmission remains a global problem which exerts a significant direct cost to public health. Additionally, other aspects of physical and mental health can be affected by limited access to social and exercise venues as a result of lockdowns in the community or personal reluctance due to safety concerns. Swimming pools reopened in the UK on April 12th 2021, but the effect of swimming pool water on inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 has not yet been directly demonstrated. Here we demonstrate that chlorinated water which adheres to UK swimming pool guidelines is sufficient to reduce SARS-CoV-2 infectious titre by at least 3 orders of magnitude.

An overview of the results and how the research was carried out in collaboration with Water Babies, SPATEX Foundation, Swim England and the RLSS UK

Speakers
Alex Blackwell - Water Babies