When will our swimming pools, leisure centres and other facilities reopen?

We're working towards opening facilities and services in line with the NSW Government approach.

Our recreational facilities are gradually reopening, with restrictions in place to ensure the safety of all customers, staff and the community.

We are keen to reopen our services as soon as we can, but must do so in a way that is safe and compliant with all requirements and legislation.

This is particularly important given the high density nature of our area and the popularity of our services.

As the detailed requirements, including the Public Health Orders, are not generally made available until a short time before restrictions are lifted, the City of Sydney is unable to reopen facilities until it has had an opportunity to review the obligations under those orders and put in place all the necessary systems to ensure that we can comply.

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

As we reopen our facilities, physical distancing measures, increased cleaning schedules, sanitizer stations and contact tracing procedures are in place.

Outdoor swimming pools

Prince Alfred Park Pool and Victoria Park Pool have reopened for lap swimming.

The City has increased the number of swimmers per lane to three.

Bookings will no longer be 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 have reopened. They will open 6am to 8pm on weekdays and 7am to 4pm on weekends.

Learn to Swim programs will gradually start again from Monday 29 June.

Indoor gyms and fitness centres

Gyms at Cook + Philip Park Pool, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and Victoria Park Pool have reopened

Gyms at Cook + Philip Park Pool and Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre will open 7am to 1pm on weekends. The gym at Victoria Park Pool will only open on weekdays.

The King George V (KGV) Recreation Centre gym reopened on Monday 22 June. 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 will be available Monday to Friday from 12pm to 7.45pm. Bookings are required and limited to 2 hours each.

The centre is available for court bookings and casual entry. Court bookings and casual entry are limited to 20 people per full-court, including any spectators.

To book call the centre directly on 02 9288 5651 or email pprcadmin@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Courts at KGV remain closed.

Do not attend if you are unwell

Please do not attend 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.

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.

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, have re-opened. Signs reminding visitors to comply with physical distancing and hygiene measures have been installed.

Our parks and tennis courts are already 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.

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

Community sport competitions

Community sport competitions can resume from 1 July, in line with the NSW Government’s announcement.

Find out more about our response to Coronavirus.

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