Friday, 15 May 2020
The City of Mandurah is working in a safe and measured way to start to re-open some of its community facilities, services and operations from Monday, May 18 following the State Government’s announcement about the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions.
A number of the City’s facilities are set to re-open, with COVID Safe plans in place, but some closures will remain to ensure the community is safe. These re-openings are part of the Government’s Phase 2 plans which the City is working through.
In line with Government easing of restrictions, the following facilities and services will re-open on Monday with a maximum of 20 people:
• Falcon and Lakelands Libraries (limited services by appointment) - click and collect service, access to computers for one hour, Mandurah Library remains closed until June 2 due to building works
• City Customer Service Administration Building (limited services) - cashless transactions, meetings with technical offers by appointment only
• Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre (limited services) - hairdressing and podiatry services by appointment
• Sporting grounds and reserves (training purposes only) – available for sport training subject to guidelines, toilets and changerooms will remain closed
• Leased City facilities – subject to government guidelines
• Billy Dower Youth Centre (limited services) – walk-ins allowed between 1pm to 5pm
From Wednesday, May 20 the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) will be open for limited services. Online bookings are essential (no walk-ins permitted) for services including:
• casual group fitness classes (max 20 people per class) via online booking and payment only
• indoor 25m pool for adult lap swimmers/walkers and swimming clubs only at set session times (max 20 people)
• sports stadium available to sporting clubs for training only (max 20 people)
The MARC’s pirate pool and leisure pool will remain closed, and the outdoor 50m pool is closed for maintenance works, with an estimated re-opening in July. Children are not encouraged to come to the Centre, and the crèche remains closed. The Halls Head Recreation Centre will be open from May 20 for sporting clubs only to use the courts (max 20 people).
The Mandurah Community Museum, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah will remain closed, with more information becoming available from the Government in Phase 3.
Playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, barbecues, drink fountains and skate parks will also remain closed at this time, however some public ablutions have been reopened.
During this transition period, the City is continuing to follow the latest health advice about services and facilities that can be reopened, which is a complicated process which must be done in a considered way. Regular assessments are being made about what can be reopened to the community with a cautious approach.
The community is encouraged to take advantage of the online resources and services that have been implemented since the pandemic.
The community should also continue to adhere to social distancing rules, practise good personal hygiene, remain vigilant about the potential spread of COVID-19, and download the Federal Government’s ‘COVID Safe’ app to their phones if they have not done so already.
For up-to-date information about the City’s services, facilities and operations during COVID-19 go to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au or the City’s Facebook page. For information about what the City is doing as part of the Mandurah Community COVID-19 Response Plan, go to www.mandurahmatters.com.au/covid