How will the pool reservation system work?
The pool reservation system went live for the first time, last night at 6:00 p.m. While the weekend slots filled quickly, we did not run into too many kinks with our online software. We did, however, receive quite a few questions regarding when residents will be able to reserve for the following week, so we wanted to let you know what our plans are moving forward.
First, please let us point out the obvious. The current situation that is affecting our country, county, community and the entire world, is not ideal, to say the least. The dangers of the global COVID-19 pandemic present us with challenges to operating the District amenities in a way that respects the recommendations presented by the CDC and government officials. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot operate these amenities under normal conditions while providing an environment that promotes the safety and wellness of our residents.
This is temporary.
Like you, we want to see our amenities back to normal operations as soon as possible. We want every family in Shearwater to have the opportunity to re-connect with their friends, sit out and relax by the pool, get their workout in the Fitness Lodge, and get back to our normal lives. With future developments announced by the CDC and the State of Florida's Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Recovery, we can hopefully resume normalcy soon. Every week, new developments from these authorities are announced, and we will do our part to continue evolving our processes to accommodate our residents while respecting the new guidelines imposed on the state. From here on out, plan for an update from us every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. In these updates, we will announce any potential changes that may affect our residents and we will publish the pool reservation calendar for the week.
Pool Reservation Calendar
Every Monday at 7:00 p.m., we will post the new pool reservation calendar for that week only. You can wait for the link in your email inbox or you can have the calendar pulled up and ready to go in advance. Simply select the day of the week you intend to reserve space at the pool, and the available slots for that week will appear. Please remember that these slots will remain locked until Monday night at 7:00 p.m. To better familiarize yourself with the software, click the button below to view our Community Calendar.
Important notes about using Shearwater amenities:
- Persons in high-risk groups are encouraged to take the necessary precautions prior to entering the pool areas, including consulting their physician prior to using any District amenities.
- All residents using amenities are required to abide by social distancing requirements and are strongly encouraged to bring sanitizer and other personal protective equipment as necessary.
- Residents using amenities should familiarize themselves with CDC Recommendations for protecting themselves and others.
All of the plans discussed above are subject to restrictions from the Florida Department of Health, St Johns County, and other governmental authorities. We further recognize that changes in the number of local cases of the coronavirus level may result in changes to this plan without notice.
To stay up to date with information, follow the Shearwater Stream on Facebook, or visit our website at myshearwater.com/covid19. Regular updates will also be communicated right here in our weekly eNewsletter.