City update on COVID-19 Safety Plan


Friday 15 May 2020 | Media statement, 5.00pm

Leisure Centres

Craigie Leisure Centre is proposed to reopen in a modified format from Tuesday 26 May 2020 -subject to State Government direction on COVID-19 Safety Plans. If the reopening proceeds as planned, the indoor and outdoor pools will be available to a maximum of 20 people per pool (20 max – outdoor pool, 20 max – across the two inside pools).

In addition, a modified group fitness timetable will be offered.

The City does not intend to re activate memberships at this time. Members and casual customers accessing the centre during this period will pay a fee upon entry. Members, however, will receive a discount on access to the pool and group fitness classes.

Group fitness sessions and swim times will be no longer than 45 minutes, with a 15-minute period for changeover to allow for cleaning. The remainder of the facility will remain closed, including the creche, café and the gym.

Duncraig Leisure Centre will not reopen at this time.

Further information about City Leisure Centres


Subject to State Government direction on COVID-19 Safety Plans, Joondalup Library is scheduled to reopen on Monday 18 May 2020 (with a maximum of 20 customers in the building at the one time).

If the reopening proceeds as planned, visits will be restricted to 30 minutes per visitor. Customers will be able to browse and borrow books and magazines as well as access public computers and printing facilities. However, they will need to provide their contact details to staff members upon entry.

The proposed opening hours for Joondalup Library are: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

At this stage, Duncraig, Whitford and Woodvale Libraries will remain closed until further notice. Each branch will continue to offer a Click and Collect Service and the after-hours chutes will remain open.

Children’s and adult programs and events will be offered online (in a modified format) and the City’s digital collection remains accessible.

The child immunisation health clinic will continue as normal at Joondalup Library. The City is unable to take bookings for its library meeting rooms until further notice.

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