It was fantastic to be able to reopen Shellharbour City Council's playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor exercise equipment and dog parks last week.
The reopening of these facilities is an exciting step forward. But it important to continue to adhere to social distancing of 1.5m and good hygiene practices.
These spaces are for everyone to enjoy, so please exercise personal responsibility, be patient and consider others by staying a safe distance away. A limit of 10 people, including adults and children, are allowed to gather at these facilities at any one time. Check the council's website and Facebook page for more details and regular updates.
Council was also able to reopen two of our pools - Beverley Whitfield at Shellharbour Village, and Oak Flats 25m heated pool. At both pools, there is a limit of one person per lane and a maximum of 10 swimmers allowed onsite at all times.
Swimmers may have one caregiver to accompany them. Good hygiene and social distancing of 1.5m are mandatory. Swimmers are asked to wash at home before using the pools and stay at home if unwell.
Swimmers are asked to wash at home before using the pools and stay at home if unwell.
The Oak Flats pool is open for bookings only and swimming activities are limited to one-hour sessions. Visitors have a maximum of 45 minutes to swim, dry and leave the premises. Staff will use the remaining 15 minutes to clean the area. The use of showers and change rooms at Oak Flats pool will not be available.
Swimmers are asked to minimise use of communal facilities at Beverly Whitfield pool.
To book a lane at Oak Flats pool call 4256 1362.
Council's PosARTivity project continues to produce fantastic online events and activities.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for upcoming highlights.
Shellharbour residents can get involved in a unique photographic project starting Tuesday, June 2.
Together Apart is a series of portraits and stories documenting the Illawarra's resilience through our shared experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local photographer Sam St Jon will be spending a week photographing and interviewing Shellharbour residents as part of the project.
Sign up on the project's Facebook page, Together Apart Wollongong.