Northern Beaches: Aquatic centres, libraries, galleries, environment centres to reopen

BACK OPEN: Indoor pools at Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre will be among the council facilities to reopen from Monday. Picture: Northern Beaches Council
BACK OPEN: Indoor pools at Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre will be among the council facilities to reopen from Monday. Picture: Northern Beaches Council

COUNCIL run aquatic centre, libraries, galleries and customer service officers, will reopen to the public from Monday amid easing NSW Government restrictions.

In addition, the one hour parking restrictions along Manly beachfront will be lifted from October 11.

Northern Beaches Council mayor Michael Regan said council was thrilled to be reopening after such a long period.

"We are so keen to welcome the community back to our services. So a huge thanks to everyone for smashing vaccination targets so we can reopen," he said.

"Under the government rules, there are still some restrictions in place and conditions of entry so please check the website or get in touch with our customer service team before you visit."

Aquatic centres and gyms

Outdoor pools and areas at the Warringah and Manly Andrew Boy Charlton aquatic centres are currently open, and from Monday, October 11, people 16 and over will need to be vaccinated to enter.

Indoor pools will also open from Monday, October 11 but under restrictions just for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming, and rehab activities.

Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Gym and Fitness Centre will also reopen on October 11 for fully vaccinated, with bookings required for fitness classes.

Libraries

All library branches (apart from community libraries) will open from October 11. Hours are Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 1pm, with reduced capacity.

The Library 2U will be replaced with a Click and Collect service.

Arts and Culture

Glen Street Theatre will reopen the box office on October 11 with the theatre operating at 75 per cent capacity.

Manly Art Gallery and Museum will open usual hours, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Community centres

Council's community centres will reopen to existing hirers with limits on capacity to one person per four square metres.

The exception will be those using the community centres for physical recreational activity classes (such as yoga, dance, pilates and martial arts) which under the NSW Government Health Order are limited to a maximum of 20 participants per class.

Council services

As a condition of entry, in line with the NSW Government health order, if you are 16 or over you are required to produce valid proof of your vaccination on entry.

Wearing of masks for those over 12 will also be required.

Customer Service - 1300 434 434

From October 11, the following branches will partially reopen under a booking system, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm:

  • Manly - Monday and Tuesday
  • Dee Why - Tuesday and Thursday
  • Mona Vale - Wednesday and Friday
  • Avalon customer service branch remains closed at this time.

Environment Centres

The Coastal Environment Centre will reopen with reduced capacity from October 11. There will be additional displays and educators on hand to answer questions, as well as self-guided outside activities.

Manly Environment Centre will reopen from October 11. Check in via the Manly Library.

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