A range of the City’s outdoor sport and recreation
facilities will reopen, under new COVID-19 restrictions that come into effect
for regional Victoria from today.
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
said confirmation that the regional lockdown had ended was fantastic
“The community has done a great job
following the restrictions and supporting local businesses over the past seven days,”
Mayor Asher said.
“Businesses are only just recovering
from the impacts of previous lockdowns and with Melbourne’s lockdown
continuing, I encourage community members to keep showing their support to help
them through this tough time.”
The City has confirmed
that under the new regional restrictions, the following facilities can reopen subject
to density limits and patron caps:
- Kardinia Aquatic Centre’s outdoor pool (reopens today, bookings required);
- Lara, Balyang Par 3 and Queens Park golf courses (reopens Saturday, bookings required);
- Belmont Market (held on Sunday, outdoor stalls only);
- Customer Service Centres in Corio, Drysdale and Geelong (Brougham St);
- Outdoor community sport, leisure and recreation facilities;
- Outdoor skate parks and bike parks;
- The Potato Shed (for select use);
- The National Wool Museum shop; and
- Breamlea Caravan Park.
“The re-opening of many of the City’s
facilities, in line with restrictions, is a positive step towards the region
getting back to a sense of normality,” Mayor Asher said.
The City is awaiting
detailed information on the government’s directions before determining under
what conditions other impacted facilities would be able to reopen.
are reminded that it is a Government requirement for regional Victoria
businesses to check their customers' IDs, to verify they are not from the
Metropolitan Melbourne area.
ID check is required due to different levels of restrictions between the two
areas, with Melbourne set to remain in a stricter lockdown through to next
are encouraged to be understanding of the need for this process and to check in
to facilities via the QR code.
our Melbourne friends; we look forward to welcoming you back to our special
region, but please help keep your community stay safe by staying at home and
following the restrictions,” Mayor Asher said.
Further information about support
available and how the City is responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation can
be viewed here.