When are our swimming pools, leisure centres and other facilities open?

We are currently operating facilities and services in line with NSW Government public health advice and Covid-Safe plan requirements

The safety of our community and our staff is our highest priority.

To ensure the safety of people visiting our facilities and our staff, physical distancing measures, increased cleaning schedules, sanitiser stations and contact tracing procedures are in place.

Do not attend if you are unwell or have been advised to self-isolate

Please do not attend any of our facilities if you are unwell or have any signs of cold of flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave.

Do not attend any of our facilities if you have been asked to self-isolate. You must self-isolate if you have COVID-19, you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you are a returned traveller exempt from hotel quarantine, you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results or you have visited any venues or locations identified by NSW Health.

When you arrive

When you arrive for your session or booking scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend.

If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.

While at our centres

  • notify staff if you start to feel unwell
  • maintain 1.5m physical distance from all people including staff
  • wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that
  • wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied
  • follow the centre’s signage and conditions of entry along with staff directions

Outdoor swimming pools

Prince Alfred Park Pool, Victoria Park Pool and Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool are open seven days a week. Our outdoor pools are open for lap swimming, squads and swim school classes.

Bookings are no longer required for our pools and gyms, with the exception of King George V (KGV) Recreation Centre.

Indoor swimming pools

Cook + Philip Park Pool and Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre are open 6am to 8pm on weekdays and 7am to 4pm on weekends.

Learn to Swim programs have resumed.

Swimming pool information

Indoor gyms and fitness centres

Gyms at Cook + Philip Park Pool, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and Victoria Park Pool are open 7am to 1pm on weekends.

The King George V (KGV) Recreation Centre gym is open. Bookings must be made for all visits, with slots limited to 45 minutes.

Gyms located within the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre and Pyrmont Community Centre remain temporarily closed.

Indoor courts at Perry Park Recreation Centre

Indoor courts at Perry Park Recreation Centre are open.

Courts are available Monday to Friday from 10am to 11pm and Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Indoor court hire and casual entry are available. Outdoor courts remain closed. Call 02 9288 5651 oremail pprcadmin@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Courts at KGV remain closed.

Gyms and leisure centre information

Playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas

All of our public playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor fitness areas are open. These playgrounds and play spaces are inspected and cleaned regularly.

Signs have been installed in these areas to ensure people comply with physical distancing measures and public health orders and also encourage users to wipe exercise equipment before and after use.

Fitness training groups with a maximum of 20 total participants (including the trainer) are now permitted to train in the our parks. Fitness groups must follow physical distancing measures and the City’s Code of Conduct for Fitness Training.

Outdoor multipurpose sports courts, used for basketball and netball, are also open. Signs reminding visitors to comply with physical distancing and hygiene measures have been installed.

Our parks and tennis courts remain open for people to use and enjoy.

Training on sporting fields

With easing of restrictions across the state, community sports groups and schools were permitted to resume training on many of the City’s sports fields from Monday 1 June 2020.

Sporting clubs are required to follow guidelines set out by the NSW Office of Sport and relevant sporting bodies.

Sporting clubs must comply with physical distancing measures and public health orders while training on our sporting fields. This includes each club having its own Covid-19 Safety Plan.

Read more about the City’s sporting facilities, including booking information.

Find out more about our response to Coronavirus.

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