The impact of COVID-19 has already seen emergency services additionally stretched; with beach lifeguard, patrols restrained; water safety skills and a common sense approach to being around water, have never been more necessary.
Drowning still remains an issue across the UK and Ireland: it can happen to anyone of any age, with around 700 people sadly losing their life in avoidable drowning incidents, each year. RLSS UK, the Charity who aims to help everybody enjoy the water, safely, fears that a mix of the warm weather, coupled with more people travelling and the reduced supervision around water, could lead to summer tragedies.
Please take the time to look at the resources available from the Royal Lifesaving Society and if, your son/daughter is near water, that they follow the guidelines to help stay safe.
To access RLSS UK’s resources and start enjoying your water safety journey, visit the RLSS UK’s website https://www.rlss.org.uk/