Fairfield Council has unveiled their roadmap for opening many of the city's popular services
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said they were taking a cautious approach, so it could open with "solid and workable" COVID safety plans in place to ensure the safety of all residents and staff.
"We are pleased that people are able to once again be with their family and friends at this time, and we are glad to be able to re-open services for the community to enjoy in the safest possible way," Mr Carbone said.
Services will open in line with State Government Public Health Orders with COVID-19 safety requirements for users in place including: QR code check in using the Service NSW app, proof of vaccination will be required, wearing a mask and attendee limits (one person per four square metres indoors, and one person per two square metres outdoors). People are urged to stay home and get tested if feeling unwell
Dates services are due to reopen:
From Monday, October 11:
- Council expects many of the retailers to be returning.
From Saturday, October 16:
- The Recycling Drop Off Centre is due to reopen. Operating hours are Saturdays, 8am to 3pm.
From Monday, October 18:
- Council's libraries are due to open for normal trading hours. In addition, to help our HSC students who have done it particularly tough this year with their studies, council will extend library hours at Whitlam Library, Cabramatta until 10pm, Tuesday to Thursday, and at Fairfield Library until 8pm, Monday to Thursday for the community.
- Leisure centre gyms.
- Fairfield Showground.
- Community centres and halls and indoor recreation facilities. Regular hirers must contact Council on 9725 0222 before resuming using the centres.
- Community Nursery.
- Gyms in Parks program
- Place management services for business support
- Western Sydney Cycle Network.
From Tuesday, October 19
- Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.
From Saturday, October 23
- Fairfield City Markets at the Showground are due to restart.
From Monday, October 25
- Indoor pools are due to open again for Learn to Swim classes, lap swimming and rehabilitation activities.
- Council's administration centre is due to reopen.
From Saturday, November 6
Aquatopia is due to reopen. Residents can book on-line now at fairfieldcityleisurecentres.com.au/aquatopia-water-park.
From Wednesday, December 1
- The new Community business hub, Fairfield City HQ is due to be operational.
- Events such as the Seniors Concert will resume in line with COVID restrictions.
(Dates are subject to change and will be adopted by council at its Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 12)