COVID-19 Safety

COVID Safety at the MS Swimathon 

MS Queensland is working with all relevant authorities to ensure we deliver the safest events possible for everyone involved.

As the MS Swimathons are all classified as Category Three events by the Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events, published by the Queensland Government, the MS Swimathons will complete and adhere to the COVID Safe Event Checklist.

Further to this the MS Swimathons will work with each venue to ensure the events are adhering to their individual COVID Safe Plans.

We have also introduced a range of COVID Safe measures for event day that include:

  • Participants must check in to each venue on arrival for the day
  • Introduced hand sanitising stations at various locations around the venue
  • Working with the venue to ensure all high touch point areas are cleaned frequently
  • Allocating specific ends of the pool for each team to facilitate physical distancing
  • Providing air pumps for teams to utilise to blow up any inflatables being used throughout the day

How can I help keep the event COVID Safe? 

In order for us to help keep the event COVID Safe, we will need the help of all participants as much as possible.

Below is a list of ways that you can help us to ensure that the event remains COVID Safe:

Stay home…

…if you are feeling unwell, or if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever, loss of smell and/or taste, diarrhoea, vomiting or nausea

…if you or any member of your household is currently being tested for COVID-19 and is yet to receive results

…if you or any member of your household has been in contact with a person isolated by a medical practitioner or who has a confirmed case of COVID-1 in the 14 days before the event

...if you or any of your household have returned from a Queensland Health declared COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days

  • Ensure that you are following all relevant Government and health authority regulations around self-isolation if you have travelled in the lead up to the event.
  • Follow physical distancing requirements of 1.5m for the duration of the event
  • Bring your own personal hand sanitiser or use the hand sanitiser on site frequently
  • Follow the directions of MS Queensland staff and volunteers
  • Check into the site on arrival using the QR Code provided on signs throughout the venue
  • Download the COVID Safe App to your mobile phone prior to attending the event


Thank you for your support for ensuring you and your fellow participants are kept as safe as possible at the MS Swimathon events.