More of Ku-ring-gai’s public facilities reopen

Published on 15 May 2020

Following the latest COVID-19 guidance, Ku-ring-gai Council will reopen its playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skate park and public tennis courts from Friday 15 May.

The Council’s decision follows recent announcements by the federal and state governments on the loosening of lockdown restrictions.

The NSW Government has announced a three-stage approach to loosening restrictions in the state. Under the state government’s new rules, up to 10 people can gather outside and ‘outdoor equipment can be used with caution’ from Friday 15 May.

Announcing the reopening of the Council’s outdoor facilities, Mayor Jennifer Anderson said it was in line with the NSW Government’s latest guidance.

“Reopening our 94 playgrounds in particular will bring a welcome reprieve for parents of young children,” the Mayor said.

“However families should continue to observe the 1.5 metre social distancing rule and wipe down playground equipment before and after use.”

The Mayor added Ku-ring-gai’s 67 public tennis courts, skateboard park at St Ives and outdoor gyms would reopen from Friday 15 May.

“We will be guided by the federal and state governments before taking any decisions to reopen other public facilities such as libraries.”

“It’s important that people continue to follow good hygiene and social distancing practices when they are using playgrounds and other facilities”.

“Act cautiously around others, keep your distance and avoid physical contact at all times. If you are unwell and displaying any cold or flu-like symptoms please stay home and get tested.”

For more information about COVID-19 in Ku-ring-gai visit www.kmc.nsw.gov.au For enquiries about booking tennis courts email recreationbookings@kmc.nsw.gov.au.or go to the online services on the Council’s website.

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au