Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How coronavirus is impacting Randwick City

Stay at home restrictions in effect for Randwick City residents and workers.

Content last updated: 20 August 2021

Latest information

Randwick Council staff continue to work and we are open for regular business online and via our Call Centre on 1300 722 542. We are here continuing to provide you with essential Council services.


NSW government - restrictions

Council services

  • Some Council services will close for the lockdown period
  • Public events cancelled for the lockdown period
  • No impact on waste collection services

Breaches and non-compliance

  • To report breaches of the stay at home directions please contact NSW Police CrimeStoppers or phone 1800 333 000.  Local Councils do not have enforcement powers under the orders made under the Public Health Act 2010 for these issues


  • Anybody with even mild symptoms is encouraged to get tested
  • Opening hours for drive-through testing clinics at Heffron Park, Maroubra and Chifley Sports Centre have been extended to operate 7 days a week 8am - 4pm until further notice
  • Clinics are operated by the South East Sydney Local Health District in partnership with pathology providers.  If you have any enquiries regarding hours or test results please contact the pathology provider or NSW Health. Council has no role in testing other than providing locations for pop up drive through testing.
  • More information at COVD-19 testing clinics

Frequently Asked Questions

More information about Council’s response to COVID-19 is available here

Service snapshot

Service Status More info
Beaches Green icon Open. Public  health order restrictions apply. Read more.
Community CentresClosed 
Closed until the end of September
Community Nursery Closed 
Closed until the end of September
Des Renford Leisure Centre Red icon 
Closed until the end of September

(⚠️CONTACT ALERT for 25 June 2021)

Events Orange icon  Check specific events.  In-person council events cancelled until the end of September
Randwick Recycling Centre Closed
Closed until the end of September
Randwick Customer Service Centre Closed 
Closed until the end of September
La Perouse Museum Closed 
Closed until the end of September
Libraries Closed 
Closed until the end of September
Ocean pools Green icon  Open 
Playgrounds Green icon  Open
Randwick Town Hall Closed 
Closed until the end of September
Prince Henry Centre Closed 
Closed until the end of September
Sports fields Open Open. Lights on til 9pm. Outdoor exercise is limited to groups of two (unless from same household) and must be within your Local Government Area or within 5km of your home.

Latest news

Case locations and alerts in Randwick City

Visit the NSW Health website to see all COVID-19 case locations and alerts relevant to the Randwick City area.

The following cases are directly linked to Council-run facilities:

Des Renford Leisure Centre
Corner Jersey Road and Robey Street, Maroubra 
Friday 25 June 2021

  • All staff and patrons who attended the training pool or spent extended periods in the reception area between 10:45am and 12pm are close contacts and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health.
  • All staff or patrons who attended the venue between 10:45am and 12pm who were not in the training pool (e.g. outdoor pool, gym, classes) or in the reception area for extended periods are casual contacts and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.
  • All other staff or patrons at the venue at any time, except between 10.45am and 12pm, must monitor for symptoms and if they occur get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.

What is Council doing to help?


Business COVID-19 support & resources

COVID-19 Safety Plans help to protect your staff, customers and visitors as you get back to business. Some businesses will need to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan under the public health orders, but you can also voluntarily complete one. Find out how to become a COVID Safe business.

Community care cards

Our community spirit has always been strong - that's why our motto is 'a sense of community'. To help the community help each other, we have produced some Community Care Cards that allow you to easily check-in on your neighbour. If you're worried about someone who lives near you or just want to say hi, why not drop a note in their mailbox?

How is coronavirus affecting Council operations?

Council meetings

Council meetings are currently being held online. Find out more on our Council meetings page.

Precinct meetings

Local Precinct Meetings are operating online only via Zoom. To find out if your Precinct is meeting online and to register to attend, check the Precincts Meeting page.

Randwick Local Planning Panel (RLPP) meetings

Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the Randwick Local Planning Panel (RLPP) meetings are being held by public teleconferencing via Microsoft Teams. Find out more information on the Randwick Local Planning Panel page.

Community centres / halls

What community centres and halls are closed?

Please note the following venues are now closed until the end of September.

  • Barrett House, Randwick
  • Burnie Park Community Centre, Clovelly
  • Clovelly Senior Citizens Centre
  • Coogee East Ward Senior Citizens Centre
  • Kensington Park Community Centre
  • La Perouse Museum
  • Malabar Memorial Hall
  • Maroubra Senior Citizens Centre
  • Matraville Youth & Cultural Hall
  • Prince Henry Centre, Little Bay
  • Randwick Community Centre
  • Randwick Literary Institute
  • Randwick Town Hall
  • Totem Hall, South Coogee

Events and activities

What events are cancelled?

Many Council events are affected by COVID restrictions. In-person council events cancelled until the end of September. Please check directly with the event organiser. Most of Council's major events are currently on hold.

What you need to know about social distancing and hygiene


  • Practice good hygiene by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water isn't available. Hand washing is a huge factor in helping to stop and slow the spread of this virus.
  • Try not to touch your face or you will move germs from your hands to your mouth or nose.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces each day.
  • Don't shake hands, hugging or kissing as a greeting.

Social distancing

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, social distancing is important. But what is it? Social distancing means we reduce the number of close physical and social contacts we have with one another. What do you need to do:

  • Avoid large crowds and gatherings (such as busy markets, crowded beaches or events)
  • Keep 1.5 metres between yourself and others at all times (such as when waiting for public transport or if you visit the shops)
  • Work at home if you can or try to travel during off-peak periods.
  • Buy food online when you can to avoid leaving your home.

Information for the multicultural community

For translated information and resources on hygiene, symptoms, social distancing and isolation, please visit the NSW Health website. Translated resources are also available on the Ethnolink website. Information is available in 49 languages.

More information

24-hour Coronavirus helpline

If you've got questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19), you can call 1800 020 080 any time of day or night.

Normal life has been disrupted

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