City update on COVID-19 Safety Plan

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Friday 26 June 2020  

Leisure Centres

The City reopened Leisure Centre – Craigie for increased patronage on Monday 15 June 2020.

The slight delay is to ensure the Centre’s reopening is done in a balanced and coordinated way and caters as equally as possible for the greater numbers, which were in excess of 4,000 daily patrons prior to the COVID-19 closure.

The City will be reactivating all 4,300 memberships that were suspended during the COVID-19 period.

The City will also be re-engaging and re-training around 200 of its casual employees and ensuring the facility is COVID-19 compliant so that patrons are able to move safely around the Centre.

The following facilities will be available:

  • Gym
  • Group fitness (including indoor cycle classes)
  • Creche
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Spa, sauna and steam room
  • Changerooms and showers
  • Café (takeaway only)

The State Government guidelines allow for up to 100 people in a single undivided space, and up to a maximum of 300 people in the entire facility at any one time.

As restrictions continue to ease, the City of Joondalup Leisure Centres will recommence the following programs, services and facilities in the coming weeks:

  • Casual basketball and court hire,
    Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Squad swimming and facility bookings,
    Monday 29 June 2020
  • Personal Training,
    Wednesday 1 July 2020
  • Swimming Lessons,
    Monday 20 July 2020
    (Enrolments open Friday 26 June 2020)
  • Leisure Short Courses,
    Monday 27 July 2020
    (Enrolments open Wednesday 1 July 2020)

Swimming lessons at Craigie are back! Lessons resume from Monday 20 July 2020. Check your current enrolment or change your lessons by logging into your MyFit account.  Enrolments for new swimmers open Friday 26 June 2020. Find your level, check availability and enrol now online.

Nominations are now open for the Team Sports Super Season and Junior Soccer Super Season! Get the team back together and return to the court for the
10-week season. The season starts on Monday 6 July 2020 for senior sports and Friday 24 July 2020 for junior soccer.

The City of Joondalup Leisure Centre – Duncraig will reopen from Wednesday 1 July 2020, with the gym, group fitness classes, creche and facility bookings available from this day. The new group fitness timetable features classes running at Duncraig. A printable version is available on the website.

Further information about City Leisure Centres

Libraries

The City of Joondalup has announced further updates to Library branch openings and hours of operation following the easing of State Government COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Joondalup Library, currently open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, will open Saturdays between 9:30am and 1:00pm from Saturday 4 July 2020.
  • Duncraig Library, currently open from 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, will open Saturdays between 9:30am and 1:00pm from Saturday 4 July 2020.
  • Woodvale Library will reopen on Monday 29 June 2020. Opening hours will be 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 1.00pm on Saturdays.
  • Whitford Library will remain closed due to scheduled maintenance and refurbishment works, which are anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2020.

The click-and-collect service is currently available at all library branches, however it will cease to operate from Whitford Library while the upgrade works take place.

Customers are welcome to browse, borrow books, CDs and DVDs, read magazines or access the public computers and printing facilities.

The City continues to take a cautious and considered approach to reopening its library branches, with COVID-19 safety the highest priority and the health and wellbeing of library customers of vital importance, particularly as many of whom fall into a vulnerable age cohort.

Library events and programs remain on hold but the City is currently assessing the impacts of restoring some of these in due course.

Books on Wheels remains available, while exciting and interactive children’s programs are available in a modified format online, including story time, toddler time, pyjama stories, chop chop stories and Lego club.

Anyone who borrowed books and other library items prior to the COVID-19 branch closures are reminded that the automatic loan extension period ends on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Items will need to be returned to library branches prior to this date or via the after-hours.

Further information about Library Services

Active Reserves and Community Facilities

It is proposed that the City maintains its position to formalise all ongoing seasonal park bookings from Monday 1 June 2020.

The City will not be accepting park bookings from community groups prior to this date but will not object to sporting clubs accessing public open space (in accordance with Local Laws, State Government Directions and other relevant restrictions) before Monday 1 June 2020.

The City will contact all winter users and request they review their bookings for the remainder of the 2020 winter season. Anyone hiring facilities will need to ensure compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.

Externally accessible public toilets will remain open, but with a revised cleaning regime. Non-leased community facilities will not reopen at this time.

For further information about City Facilities 

Youth Services

The Anchors and Edge Youth centres will remain closed and the City’s Youth Truck will also be unavailable until the end of the second school term, Friday 1 July 2020. These closures will be reassessed prior to the commencement of the third term.

The City encourages people to visit the Youth Services’ Facebook page, y-lounge website, or subscribe to the y-lounge e-newsletter for updates and some programming.

For further information about Youth Services 

Community Transport

The Community Transport program will remain closed until further notice. The City will continue to communicate regularly with clients and will advise when the service is due to be reinstated.

For further information about the City’s Community Transport