The NAC is back and in the swim for lap training.
The NAC is back and in the swim for lap training.

Splashdown: At last the NAC is back

TIME to break out the goggles and swimming cap as the Noosa Aquatic Centre comes out of its COVID-19 hibernation much to the delight of local fitness fanatics like its dedicated masters competitors.

The pool is scheduled for throwing open its lanes for training this morning.

As well the Noosa Leisure Centre and Noosaville and Cooroy Libraries will reopen on today with limits on the number of people attending the facilities.

Mayor Clare Stewart said it is important everyone still abides by the health and safety regulations, including social distancing rules.

“All the facilities will abide by the Queensland Government’s public health directives and COVID-Safe regulations and it’s critical everyone follows the requirements when visiting the facilities.”

The aquatic centre will operate on restricted activities for the time being reopening for lap swimming, gym and limited programing, while the Leisure Centre will offer a limited group fitness program and some stadium sports.

The council is aware many community clubs are “itching to get back on court, however we must ensure all users are aware of their responsibilities and have the necessary plans in place”.

Community services director Kerri Contini said libraries would reopen under reduced hours, and with some limitations.

“People will be able to browse and borrow for a maximum of 15 minutes and customer numbers will be capped at 20 at one time,” she said.

“There will be no access to computers, printing, newspapers or reading spaces.”

Libraries will open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm Saturday.

The Click-and-Collect service will remain in place for mobile library locations.

Council’s theatre and event centre – The J – is currently undergoing some major maintenance work and remains closed, however staff are available to discuss hire options and take bookings for future events.

Mayor Stewart appreciated the community’s co-operation and patience.

“We have worked extremely hard to get these facilities open, so it’s critical we don’t undo the good work, so please continue to practice good hygiene,” Cr Stewart said.

To stay updated on COVID-19 and Council’s response to the Queensland Recovery Roadmap, check our social media channels and website – www.noosa.qld.gov.au


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