Swimmers no longer need to book and adhere to time limits when using the City’s outdoor pools, with the requirements planned to be removed from indoor pools and gyms on Tuesday.
An easing of COVID-19 restrictions on recreational facilities has also allowed the City to increase capacity and at its Swim, Sport and Leisure centres.
Kardinia Aquatic Centre and Lara Aquatic Centre’s outdoor pools can now host up to 300 people for lap swimming and aquatic play, with bookings no longer required.
Visitors can access the City’s indoor swimming pools without bookings from Tuesday 1 December, when they will accommodate up to 150 people, while saunas and spas will reopen with capacity limits.
The capacity of the City’s gyms has already increased, and from Tuesday patrons will no longer need to book, offering greater flexibility for those keen for a workout.
Bookings will continue to be required for group exercise classes, to ensure that they do not exceed Victoria’s COVID-safe limit of 20 patrons.
Facilities and activities that remain closed include:
• Splash parks and waterslides at Leisurelink Aquatic & Recreation Centre, Bellarine Aquatic & Sports Centre and Splashdown Leisure Centre;
• Crèche and childcare facilities; and
• Aqua Aerobics.
Reduced casual fees for all activities will be in place until the end of December, with a 10-visit pass at a discounted rate also available.