Fairfield City Leisure Centres pools reopening

Published on 16 June 2020

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The pools at Fairfield City Leisure Centres are reopening.

Fairfield City Leisure Centres are reopening public indoor and outdoor swimming pools in line with easing NSW Government restrictions.

Prairiewood Leisure Centre pools and the Cabravale 20 metre pool will reopen on Monday 22 June. Fairfield Leisure Centre’s 25 metre pool will reopen on Monday 29 June.

Change rooms will be open for use and a COVID-safe plan will be in place to protect the health and wellbeing of swimmers and staff.

Council is also planning to recommence learn to swim classes from Monday 6 July in line with the school holidays.

The reopening of the pools follows this week’s reopening of our gyms and fitness classes.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone thanked everyone for their patience while the pools were closed.

“Our pools are very popular places for recreation and exercise, and I know that there are many residents who have been eager for us to reopen,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Restrictions have now eased enough for Council to be able to reopen its pools to the public while feeling confident that the health and wellbeing of swimmers is being protected.

“Reopening our pools is only possible because of the hard work of the community in practicing good hygiene and social distancing.

“However, we cannot become complacent. If you visit our pools, please continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing, including observing the four square metre rule.”

“I look forward to announcing the reopening of more Council services soon.”

While our centres have been closed, Council has spent more than $1.7 million on maintenance and improvement projects. These have included repairs to the aerobics room and replacing the sauna at Prairiewood Leisure Centre; and repairing a leak, repainting and rust treating the indoor pool at Prairiewood. Council also spent $1.7 million spent replacing the air conditioning systems at Prairiewood and Fairfield Leisure Centres.

Council will continue to update the community on changes to its services as and when changes occur on social media and its website. For a full list of changes, visit our Covid-19 page.