Shoalhaven City Council staff are excitedly preparing to reopen outdoor pools with the most recent announcement from the NSW State Government this week.
Nowra Aquatic Park and Ulladulla outdoor pool are planning to re-open and return to their normal opening hours in time for the long weekend. This will allow residents to take advantage of the easing of restrictions and warmer weather. In addition, Bomaderry outdoor pool, which is currently undergoing some maintenance, will be opened shortly after.
All sea pools remain open; however, all indoor pools and gyms remain closed until further notice in accordance with the Public Health Order.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said that the Council’s decision to reopen outdoor pools in time for the long weekend allowed staff time to prepare.
“Public Health Orders in relation to COVID-safe plans in our facilities and restrictions on public gatherings remain. Staff are busy cleaning, training, and ensuring that our outdoor pools will be a safe place for outdoor exercise and recreation. We ask residents visiting Council’s pools to please comply with both written and verbal instructions. With the Public Health Order changing often, it can be confusing, and we are urging everyone to do the right thing” Clr Findley said.
“Operating our pools in accordance with NSW Health guidelines requires additional safety measures at each facility. This increased demand has meant the reopening of all our outdoor pools must be done carefully and in a staged process.
Council’s Swim Sport and Fitness staff are focused on reopening as soon as possible and I thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this challenging time”, Clr Findley said.
“I encourage everyone to read information on the COVID measures in place before your visit our facilities and follow Council’s website for more updates”, Clr Findley said.