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Trifarm reopens on 23rd August

Good Morning All

We have the results back from our water tests and we are all clear to reopen. No swimming would require algae levels of 100,000, a warning level is 20000, we got a level of 800 at the edge where the algae was collecting, and 200 in the swim lane. So all very low and safe

To give people some time to book on we will reopen from Sunday at 8:30, To book your swims go to the booking link;

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19593253

As of next week our weekday evening sessions will start at 5pm and roll through to dusk. You can swim as long as you want, and turn up at anytime but please keep an eye on the sunset time as we will red flag the lake around 15 mins before that so the lake is clear before we lose the light.

NEWSFLASH TRIFARM TEMPORARILY CLOSED – ALGAL BLOOM

Hello all

As is often the case at this time of year when the water is at its warmest and a significant amount of rain falls on the surrounding post-harvest fields, today has seen a bloom of blue green algae emerge on our lake.

We will arrange for a water quality test to take place this week to assess the level of the algae and whether we can allow swimming on the swim course. Until we have those results we need to close the lake as a precaution. Sometimes these blooms are stubborn, sometimes they dissipate quickly.

The risk of blue green algae is one of the reasons we had been careful to only have two weeks open at a time to reduce the number of appointments impacted by any temporary closure. We have taken all remaining sessions down so no-one wastes money booking sessions until we know we can reopen safely.

If you had a booking over the next two weeks you should have had an email or text from us earlier this afternoon.

We should have further news at the end of the week.

Access to Trifarm is open w/c 10th August

Trifarm is open w/c 10/8: Road Closures will not affect access from Hammonds Lane Direction.
 
All we have had a few questions about the road closure signs. We have already spoken with the highways team doing the works. The area being worked on is up the hill towards Boreham, the road closure will block access to Trifarm from that direction only. You will be able to access Trifarm from Hammonds Lane direction. They expect the works to be done in a day, probably before 3:30 on the Monday so we are unlikely to be affected at all. The 5 day signs are in case they find anything unexpected once they start.
 
So for week commencing 10/8 just access Trifarm from Jn 18 of A12, the A12/A414 jn, and from the roundabout come up Hammonds Lane, over the humpback bridge and you’ll be at our gate.

NEWSFLASH – TRIFARM CLOSED ON SUNDAY 28TH JUNE

All,we have just been told by Essex Police that there has been a fatal road accident on Church Road this evening. The road including our entrance has been cordoned off, and i have been informed there is no prospect of that reopening before midday tomorrow at the earliest.

As such we have to cancel the four sessions we have scheduled for tomorrow. We believe we have texted and emailed all booked swimmers.

For those that do travel and have a wasted journey please accept our apologies for the exceptional circumstances.

We expect to be open as normal on Monday

Book your sessions here!

We are now open, and very popular!

Please book here;

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19593253

Booking is OPEN!!!!!

Here we go
Booking is live. If you have a 10 swim pass then at payment click on Redeem Coupon and use code “SWIMPASS”
First induction session is Monday 25th at 1pm
 
https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19593253

Trifarm Restricted Capacity Reopening May 24th

Before you book your swim make sure you have read this.

PEOPLE WHO CAN SWIM AT TRIFARM DURING CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

EXPERIENCED OPEN WATER SWIMMERS WHO ARE NEW TO TRIFARM, OR EXISTING TRIFARM SWIMMERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR GREEN HAT MUST BOOK ONTO A SCHEDULED INDUCTION SESSION AND EARN A GREEN HAT BEFORE BOOKING ONTO A GENERAL SWIM SESSION. THE GREEN HAT IS THE KEY!

FOR THE GENERAL SWIM SESSIONS

  • ONLY SWIMMERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED WITH US
  • AND HAVE A TRIFARM GREEN HAT WITH THEM ON ARRIVAL
  • AND ARE NOT SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
  • AND HAVE BOOKED AND PREPAID FOR A SLOT ONLINE

 

ARRIVAL

  • ARRIVE AT THE GATE IN THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF YOUR TIMED SLOT, NOT BEFORE
  • CHECK IN WITH STAFF MEMBER, SHOW HAT, WETSUIT AND HAVE TEMPERATURE TAKEN
  • PROCEED TO PARKING AREA AND PARK AS USUAL
  • CHANGE AT THE BOOT OF YOUR CAR TO MAINTAIN 2M SOCIAL DISTANCE
  • PROCEED TO FLAG WITH SHOES, TOWEL AND CAR KEYS, NOTHING ELSE

 

AT THE FLAG

  • WAIT IN A MARKED BAY TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
  • PLACE YOUR ITEMS IN THE BAY
  • LISTEN TO THE BRIEFING
  • WALK TOWARDS THE LIFEGUARD WHEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO
  • REMOVE YOUR NUMBERED WRISTBAND FROM THE BOWL
  • ACCLIMATISE MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE FROM OTHER SWIMMERS
  • SWIM AND SIGHT REGULARLY AVOIDING OTHER SWIMMERS
  • EXIT THE WATER WHEN YOU SEE THE RED FLAG AT THE END OF YOUR LAP

 

AFTER YOUR SWIM

  • PLACE YOUR BAND IN THE BOWL INDICATED
  • COLLECT YOUR BELONGINGS AND GO TO THE BOOT OF YOUR CAR
  • CHANGE AT THE BOOT OF YOUR CAR
  • EXIT THE SITE WITHOUT DELAY
  • LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT SWIM

Covid 19 update – 30 April

Like us, you are all keen to get back in the lake asap. Whilst the current lockdown restrictions remain we feel it would be wrong to cause people to travel unnecessarily to Trifarm.

We are working on a socially distanced operations plan so that we are ready to go as soon as restrictions are relaxed. We will update further once the conclusions from the May 7th review have been announced.

If you had booked a space on the Introduction to Triathlon course, the Swim Runs in May or June, or the first Trifarm Double Header race then please get in touch and we will arrange a refund of your entry fee.

Keep Safe
Bill, Ruth, and the Trifarm team

Trifarm -Covid 19 Position

Whilst the current lockdown restrictions remain in place Trifarm will remain closed.

We are very keep to open up and get you all back in the water. We will do this as soon as we can, even if this means some restrictions and changes to how we operate to enforce social distancing.

It is still to early to talk about any prospective opening date. We will be shortly be contacting those of you who have booked into our Swim Runs, Introduction to Triathlon sessions, or our first Trifarm Double Header Race to sort refunds.

Deferred Opening

Well here is a non-stunning announcement. Trifarm will not be opening on April 18th. We like to be optimistic so lets assume that the current three week lockdown was enough to see restrictions lifted, it would mean that the 18th/19th would be the first available date for staff training which had been scheduled for April 4th/5th.

We are very keen to open, but will only open when we feel that it is responsible to do so.

So all you Trifarmers keep well and we will update you as soon as we can.

Ruth & Bill