Randwick Council is closing local beaches including Maroubra, Coogee and Clovelly Beaches on Sunday 22 March 2020 in response to new government restrictions limiting crowd numbers at beaches in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The three patrolled beaches will not have red/yellow flags and large closed signs will be installed. Other non-patrolled beaches such as Malabar Beach, Little Bay Beach and the beaches around La Perouse will also be closed. People are strongly urged not to go to the beach.
“Given the sunny weather forecast of 27 degrees for Sunday, it is highly likely that beach numbers will exceed the 500-person cap announced by the NSW Government today,” explains Randwick Mayor Danny Said.
“Throughout this pandemic, our priority has always been public health and safety and we are again prioritising this by taking this proactive decision.
“The safest approach for everybody is for us not to open the beaches. For everybody’s own health, I urge people not to come to the beach on Sunday as you are potentially putting your health and the health of others at risk,” explains Mayor Said.
Waverley Council has also closed Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte Beaches until further notice meaning all eastern suburbs beaches will be closed on Sunday.
Woollahra Council has also closed many of its harbour beaches for Sunday.
Randwick Council will reassess conditions at its beaches inline with Government advice on a daily basis.
For the latest information on Randwick Council’s response to COVID-19 visit www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus.
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