Maitland Aquatic Centre will open its outdoor pools, splash pad, change rooms and showers on Monday 28 September – just in time for the school holidays.
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the season opening will see a number of operational changes at the centres, including patrons no longer being required to pre book lanes.
The popular splash pad and inflatables will be open over the school holidays and weekends, with restrictions in place to ensure patrons remain safe.
Aqua classes and all Learn to Swim classes will be recommencing. Social distancing will be in place where practically possible for these lessons, in line with the public health orders.
“We are so excited to be safely opening our outdoor pools, changeroom and shower facilities,” Coordinator of Aquatics Centres, Suellen Goyne, said.
“We know that the community is also eager to get back in the pool as warmer weather approaches.
“Patrons’ safety is our highest priority here. There are enhanced cleaning measures in place, a COVID cleaning marshall will be on site, and patrons will still be required to sign in on entry.”
There will continue to be a limit to the maximum number of swimmers to a lane and patrons will be required to abide by social distancing of 1.5 metres unless in the same family.
Due to unforeseen and urgent repair works, East Maitland pool’s opening date is yet to be confirmed.