Can you go open-water swimming in England?

Here is the statement, which includes a link to their in-depth guidance document for swimmers, from Swim England, BTF and the Royal Life Saving Society UK:

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The aim is to help prevent swimmers from getting into difficulties in open water – especially as the majority of locations will not have lifeguards – and putting extra pressure on already stretched emergency services.

The COVID-19 Guidance to Open Water Swimmers is being hosted on the SH2OUT website and includes: