Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Forster will open this Wednesday, July 15.
The facility will open for gym, group fitness, personal training, small group training, sports hall and lap swimming with important new changes in place to help members and staff stay safe while staying fit.
Learn to Swim and squads will re-commence next Monday, July 20.
"We are opening with the support of MidCoast Council in what are still uncertain times and want to reassure our patrons that these facilities will be following all NSW and Federal health advice with extensive social distancing and hygiene measures in place," Y NSW CEO, Susannah Le Bron said.
"These centres are places to enjoy and stay fit but more than that, they are vital hubs for community connection," she said.
"We are very proud of our staff for their commitment to keeping these great community assets maintained throughout closure."
The Y and partners MidCoast Council have installed a range of COVID-safe updates for the safety members and staff, including sneeze screens, social distancing floor markings, more hand sanitiser stations, increased cleaning and hygiene signage.
All staff are receiving additional COVIDsafe training and access to the centre will be limited. As per NSW Government restrictions, the following restrictions will apply:
- Health club (restrictions vary per space)
- Small group training (capped at 8 people)
- Group fitness classes (capped at 20 people)
- Casual sports hall use (capped to 20 people)
Memberships will restart on opening day, however online bookings will be required for all group fitness classes, squads and all casual customer visits.
The booking system will be launched today, Monday, July 13 and accessed via the centre websites HERE.
At this stage the crèche, gymnastics and basketball remain on pause and are likely to recommence in October.
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