More facilities and services to reopen

Indoor pools, libraries and the Visitor Information Centre in Woodend are among the facilities and services which will reopen following the Victorian Government’s further relaxation of restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Gisborne Library and Kyneton Library will reopen Thursday, 22 October at 10am and libraries in Woodend and Romsey will reopen on Monday 26 October. Limits to the number of people inside the libraries will apply.

Indoor pools in Gisborne and Kyneton will reopen tomorrow from 3.30pm for limited use. Swimming will be available for those aged 18 years and under with limits on the numbers of people in the pool. Hydrotherapy will also be available for one-on-one sessions, with a limit of 10 people in the pool at one time.

Facility hire will be available for outdoor contact and non-contact sport for those aged 18 years and under (with limits on the numbers playing). Facility hire for outdoor non-contact sport for adults will be available, with limits on numbers playing or training. Swimming lessons will resume on a date yet to be fixed.

The Visitor Information Centre in Woodend will reopen on Friday 30 October with a new service window system in place to protect the health and wellbeing of staff and customers. The centre will open from 1pm-3pm from Friday to Sunday.

Toy libraries will reopen once COVID-safe plans are in place and committees will contact members directly regarding reopening dates and times.

Signage at reopened Council facilities will urge community members to comply with physical distancing directions and to practise good hand hygiene.

In coming weeks Council will look to reopen other facilities in line with government advice, following appropriate assessments and subject to appropriate restrictions being in place to ensure the health and safety of the community and staff.

Keep up to date on Council’s service changes and closures.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Australian Government Department of Health, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

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