COUNCIL'S outdoor pools at Manly and Warringah aquatic centres will reopen from Monday in an easing of restrictions.
While swimmers will be welcomed back there are a few conditions, including:
- A maximum of 120 people at Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton and 50 people at Warringah Aquatic Centre permitted under the four square metre restrictions
- Swimming sessions limited to 60 minutes (arrive, swim, leave)
- Limits on gatherings of two unless from the same household, or five if all are fully vaccinated (not including children 12 and under)
- The return of the squad program
Mayor Michael Regan said he was pleased to be able to open the pools to the public once more.
"Opening our pools is the first real sign that we are the road to a return to some kind of normality," he said.
"It will be welcome news for all those people who rely on our pools for exercise or are looking for somewhere to take the kids in the school holidays.
"We'll be implementing all requirements to keep patrons safe, including QR code check ins and capping the number of visitors to reduce crowding. We'll also be asking visitors to comply with the Public Health Orders including wearing a mask, using the hand sanitiser provided and adhering to gathering rules.
"I'm looking forward to all the pools and, in fact, all our services and facilities being available for use. We are certainly well into planning for that so we can reopen as soon as we get the green light from the government."
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