Y NSW welcome the three step plan for the gradual lifting of COViD-19 restrictions that Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced late last week.
Whilst we are eager to welcome you back into our facilities, we can confirm that we will not be reopening at this point in time as the stage 1 restrictions are very clear in that they are not extended to indoor facilities such as sporting venues, public lap swimming and recreation facilities such as gyms and health studios. The outdoor pools are also out of season and as they cannot be heated we will not be reopening them for use at this time.
Due to the ongoing restrictions, your membership will remain suspended until further notice.
While the NSW and ACT Governments have begun to relax restrictions in line with step one of the plan, there are a number of factors that will determine when we are able to reopen the Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centres as part of stage 2.
Additional considerations include:
- the commercial viability of running services at a significantly reduced capacity
- our ability to provide fair and equitable access to the services that we are able to
- provide the availability of sufficient quantities of essential supplies such as hand sanitiser
- the time it takes to recommission facilities such as pools following a closure.
We are currently working closely with MidCoast Council to determine the earliest stage that we will be able to open our doors and how we can best deliver programs and services to provide a COViD-19 safe environment.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.
General Manager - Recreation