Cumberland City Council is responding to new COVID-19 guidance from both Federal and State levels of government, as restrictions continue to ease.
“From today (Monday 15 June), the Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre will reopen the gym as well as the 25 metre and program indoor pools to the public,” said Mayor Steve Christou.
“Council will be looking to recommence Learn to Swim programs from 22 June with a revised lesson plan.
“Recreational lap swimming will operate in hourly time slots with swimmers adhering to 4 square metre physical distancing rules.
“All lane hire bookings will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and where we can facilitate in a safe manner complying within the guidelines of the NSW public health order. Contact tracing measures are also in place at these facilities.
“We appreciate the community’s patience as Council facilities continue to reopen and get back to full strength, operating in a way that is safe for the community.”
Restrictions will also change for Guildford indoor pool to allow recreational swimming in addition to squad training.
Council libraries continue to reopen with a limited capacity. PC use will be restricted to certain numbers and children’s activities remain suspended. Books will undergo a quarantine period when returned.
- Granville, Guildford and Regents Park Libraries open for limited hours from Monday 22 June
- Lidcombe and Greystanes Libraries open for limited hours from Monday 29 June
- From 4 July, Auburn, Wentworthville and Merrylands Libraries will also be open on Saturday (for limited hours).
Community sport competitions can restart from 1 July in line with the latest Public Health Orders.
“Council has been busy preparing our sports ovals for these activities to resume, with the team working with ‘Kermit’, our line marking robot,” said Mayor Christou.
“Cumberland City Council was one of the first councils in NSW to use this kind of technology, which has provided significant savings for sports groups using our fields. We look forward to seeing community sport start to take off from 1 July.”
Council is also preparing to reopen its Community Centres from 1 July in line with the latest Public Health Orders.
For Council information and updates related to COVID-19, visit https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/covid19