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Council facilities close as Randwick City residents and workers ordered to stay at home

Published Date
25/06/2021
News Topic
Council
Lockdown 2

Libraries, Des Renford Leisure Centre, community centres and the Randwick Recycling Centre in Sydney’s eastern suburbs will close as new stay-at-home orders take effect commencing 11.59pm on Friday 25 June 2021 for two weeks.

On Saturday 26 June 2021 the stay at home orders were extended by the NSW State Government to include all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July.

Randwick Mayor Danny Said encourages residents and workers to do the right thing and limit their movements to essential purposes only.

People may leave their homes for essential reasons, which include for work or study that cannot be undertaken at home, to exercise outdoors, shopping for essential items and for care and compassionate reasons.

Residents may still attend COVID testing and vaccination sites and are encouraged to do so.

The drive-through testing clinics at Heffron Park in Maroubra and Chifley Sports Reserves and open on Saturdays and Sundays as well as weekdays.

“While no doubt this will be disappointing for those with school holiday plans, this is a measured and reasonable response to the unfolding situation we find ourselves in,” stated Mayor Danny Said.

“Our beaches, outdoor ocean pools, sports fields and playgrounds remain open and available for people to access for exercise purposes only while continuing to practice the social distancing and hand hygiene protocols that we are all well-familiar with by now.”

“I encourage the Randwick City community to look after each other and check in on neighbours and friends in a COVID safe manner to help us all get through this together. We’re a strong community,” says the Mayor.

The following Randwick Council facilities will be closed from 11.59pm 25 June 2021 for a period of at least seven days:

Council staff who can work from home have been instructed to work from home until further notice. Frontline Council staff will continue offering essential services and there will be no disruption to garbage collection or waste and cleansing services.

The existing COVID-19 restrictions, such as mandatory mask-wearing and travel restrictions have been extended until midnight on Friday 2 July 2021.

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