Facilities re-open for those who’ve been vaccinated

Kincumber Library was one of the first to reopen

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Central Coast Council is reopening its facilities and venues, but only to doubly vaccinated adults and children under 16 accompanied by a doubly vaccinated adult.

Leisure centres, gyms and waste management facilities opened their doors on October 11, followed on October 18 by Edogawa Commemorative Gardens, pools and some libraries.

Facilities now open to the public are: leisure centres, gyms, outdoor pools (squad swimming); waste management facilities at Buttonderry and Woy Woy; Central Coast Animal Care Facility and Society of Companion Animal Rescue (for impounded animals only – rehoming by appointment); holiday parks (to guests from Greater Sydney); Patonga Camping Ground (to guests from Greater Sydney); and libraries at Kincumber, Toukley, Tuggerah and Woy Woy.

Other libraries will follow in coming weeks.

From Monday, October 25, sports programs will resume at leisure centres, as will learn to swim classes at pools.

Niagara Park Stadium will also reopen on October 25, with Gosford Regional Gallery to follow on November 1, along with Central Coast Stadium.

The Bookmobile service will resume on November 1.

All Council facilities and venues have thorough COVID-19 Safety Plans which will be updated to reflect any changes to the Public Health Orders that apply.

All visitors over the age of 16 are required to show their vaccination certificate, sign-in using the QR code and wear a correctly fitted mask.

Children under the age of 16 are not required to show a vaccination certificate but must be accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult from the same household.

“To say that we are thrilled to reopen is an understatement – it is exciting to see activity return to venues and small businesses across the Coast as we get back to a freer way of living,” Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said.

“We’ve already reopened a number of our facilities in line with Public Health Orders and a host are scheduled to open their doors very soon.

“This is a particularly important time to support local businesses and provide a much-needed boost to the Central Coast economy, but it is also vital that we are careful when we are out and about and ensure we carefully follow all safety requirements.”

Media release, Oct 15
Central Coast Council