October 11, 2021
Gunnedah Shire will exit lockdown with the rest of the state on October 11 in line with the NSW Government’s Reopening NSW roadmap.
Gunnedah Shire Council will be reopening facilities over the next two days, with increased hygiene measures and safety protocols in place. The following services are set to reopen:
Open Monday, October 11:
- Elgin Street Administration Building, and
- Livvi’s Place Playground,
Open from Tuesday, October 12:
- Gunnedah Shire Library,
- Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre,
- Gunnedah Cultural Precinct,
- The Civic Cinema, and
- Gunnedah War Memorial Swimming Pool (Indoor pool only, see information below)
Due to NSW Public Health Order Vaccination Requirements and the minimum level of staffing required to operate Aquatic Facilities, only the indoor pool will be open from October 12-17. The indoor pool will operate from Tues-Sat 5:30am-7pm and 9am to 6pm Sunday.
Under the Public Health order, only swimming classes, lap swimming, squad training and rehabilitation activities will be permitted. A further update will be provided later this week for pool operations from October 18.
In line with public health orders, customers visiting the Indoor Pool, Library, Civic Cinema, Cultural Precinct and Visitor Information Centre will need to be fully vaccinated. These restrictions will be in place until December 1. Children under 16 are exempt.
Before entering these facilities you will be required to present a digital or printed copy of:
- Your COVID-19 digital certificate, or
- Immunisation history statement.
Anyone with a medical exemption will need to provide a COVID-19 medical clearance notice or COVID-19 medical exemption form.
These protocols are mandated by the NSW Government and we ask that you be respectful of our staff who are required to ask for proof of vaccination. For those yet to have two doses of a vaccine, we are still here to help over the phone on 67402100 or online at www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au.
There are still several active COVID-19 cases in Gunnedah Shire and in the neighbouring Tamworth Local Government Area, so we need to continue to be on high alert and follow all health advice.
To view the NSW Government roadmap for easing restrictions, visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/easing-covid-19-restrictions. For health advice, a list of case contact locations and testing clinic information go to www.health.nsw.gov.au.