Play spaces, outdoor fitness equipment and skate parks have reopened

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The Central Coast’s play spaces, outdoor fitness equipment and skate parks have reopened as of May 15, in line with the most recent State Government announcement easing restrictions in the face of COVID-19.

Gosford Olympic Pool has also reopened for lap swimming with restrictions in place, including requirements to pre-book, time-limited sessions and a one-person lane limit.

Other pools, including the Grant McBride Baths, which are undergoing maintenance, remain closed.

Central Coast Council said it welcomes the easing of restrictions and was committed to its responsibility to ensure that any facilities that might open for public access now or in the future can be staffed in accordance with the regulations, while ensuring that public safety can be maintained through adequate social distancing and thorough cleaning practices.

The Council awaits further announcements from the Government about the timing of any further easing of restrictions.

Council is urging residents to continue to practise physical distancing, which includes maintaining a distance of 1.5metres from others at all times and continue to practise good hygiene, including washing hands before and after using any equipment.

You will only be able to book one session in the pool advance within the current week.

As far as recreational swimming goes, only one swimmer will be allowed per lane, with no spectators to be admitted.

Session times will start on the hour with a 45-minute swimming time and no group bookings are permitted.

Casual usage rates will apply and memberships will not be reactivated at this time.

Heightened cleaning will be in place.

Source:
Media release, May 14
Central Coast Council

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