Pools and gyms among reopened facilities

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

The City has today reopened its Swim, Sport and Leisure centres, after the Victorian Government announced an easing of restrictions.

Pool and gym users do not need to book and can remain for as long as they like, although bookings will be required for all group exercise classes due to density limits.  

Further information on the centre operations can be found here.

Under the changes to restrictions, the City can also reopen other venues, subject to density requirements and visitor caps, including:

•           Recreation facilities;
•           Community facilities;
•           Customer Service Centres (Corio, Drysdale and Brougham St, Geelong)
•           Belmont Market
•           National Wool Museum;
•           The fOrT
•           The Potato Shed; and
•           The Carousel.

Reopening dates may vary for the different facilities, given the different range of requirements.

A range of competitive sport, recreational and community activity can also return to City venues, subject to participant and visitor limits.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher has welcomed the eased COVID-19 restrictions and called for eligible residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“Victorians have again sacrificed a lot to run an outbreak to ground, and it’s encouraging that we’re in the position where we can increase business, community and social activity,” Mayor Asher said.

“But the continued measures show we have a slow and steady path back to a way of living we’ve previously enjoyed.

“I urge everyone to review their eligibility for a vaccination, speak to their GP if necessary and to book in for a shot as soon as they can.

“The best hope to avoid future lockdowns is for a marked take-up of our vaccination program.”

Mayor Asher also encouraged locals to back Geelong region businesses as they continue to operate at limited capacity.

“It is vital to our local businesses, and the employees they support, that we focus on buying locally and enjoying experiences within our own region,” she said.

Further information about support available and how the City is responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation can be viewed here

Please get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. For local testing sites, visit www.barwonhealth.org.au/coronavirus/where-to-get-tested

COVID-19 vaccinations at the Norlane community hub can be booked at www.barwonhealth.org.au/coronavirus/booking-a-vaccination

Page last updated: Wednesday, 28 July 2021