Fairfield City Leisure Centres closed
Published Monday, 23rd March 2020
As part of Fairfield City Council’s ongoing efforts to protect the community’s health and wellbeing, the City’s leisure centres and Fairfield Youth and Community Centre will be closed from 12pm today.
The decision is in line with directives from the NSW and federal governments, and NSW Health, to close all non-essential services to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Gyms and indoor sports venues were specifically listed as a non-essential services to be closed.
Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said he understood people will be disappointed but this was the right decision.
“As a Council we want to provide opportunities for the community to stay connected and engaged, both socially and through physical activity,” Mayor Carbone said.
“This must be done in accordance with the NSW Health and Federal Government’s requirements, putting the health and safety of our residents first.
“Members of our leisure centres will have their membership frozen for the duration of the closure, and will be contacted by the Leisure Centres with more information,” Mayor Carbone said.
“Council will continue to review all of its services, following the advice and directives of the NSW and federal governments and NSW Health.
“We will keep the community updated on changes to Council’s services and we thank everyone for their understanding during this challenging time.”
A full list of closures and changes to Council’s services can be found here.