The City of Fremantle has welcomed back swimmers, gym goers and indoor sports to the Fremantle Leisure Centre and Samson Recreation Centre.
Fremantle Leisure Centre and Samson Recreation Centre reopened last week following Western Australian Government’s Phase 3 easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The leisure centre’s squad program also restarted on 18th June with COVID-19 safety measures in place, including no shared equipment during swimming lessons, no lending of goggles and a limit of one spectator per swimmer.
Fremantle Mayor, Brad Pettitt said staff had been working tirelessly behind the scenes to manage the logistics of the reopening while implementing the government’s COVID-19 safety standards.
“I’m sure everyone is thrilled to get back to some kind of normalcy and getting back into a health and fitness routine is an encouraging step forward,” said Mr Pettitt.
Inside the leisure centre’s gym, equipment and foot traffic flow have been reconfigured to comply with the 1.5metre physical distancing requirements, with a stricter no towel/no workout policy implemented.
Mr Pettitt said all leisure centre memberships that were put on hold during the COVID-19 centre shutdown will be activated on a member’s first visit to the centre.
Samson Recreation Centre’s indoor courts are also back in action, with the Monday and Wednesday evening netball competitions kicking off today (22 June).
Seniors badminton will also return from today, while yoga starts up again on Monday 20th July.
The City also welcomed the reopening of Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Visitor Centre, The Meeting Place, Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Wanjoo Lounge and other community facilities including Sullivan Hall and North Fremantle Community Centre.