Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How coronavirus is impacting Randwick City

Road map to reopening

Content last updated: 20 January 2022

Service snapshot

Note: Masks and QR code check-ins are required for all indoor venues. Capacity must not exceed one person per 2m².

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Beaches Green icon Open
Community CentresGreen icon 
Open. Masks and QR code check-ins are required for all indoor venues.
Community Nursery Green icon 
Des Renford Leisure Centre (DRLC)

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Open - restrictions still apply, please visit the DRLC website for the latest updates.
Events Orange icon  Check specific events.
Randwick Recycling Centre

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Randwick Customer Service Centre Green icon 
La Perouse Museum Green icon 

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  • Malabar Community Library is closed temporarily from Thursday 27 January 2022 due to the on-going effects of staff absences as a result of the current wave of Covid positive cases in the community.

  • Bowen and Margaret Martin libraries are open
Ocean pools Green icon  Open 
Playgrounds Green icon  Open
Randwick Town Hall Green icon 
Prince Henry Centre Green icon 
Sports fields Open Open 


  • 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


Randwick City Council is a pro-vaccination Council. There are numerous vaccination clinics located in Randwick City.

To find a vaccination centre near you. Use the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

The Centennial Park Vaccination Centre located in Randwick is offering Pfizer and has appointments available now.

Pfizer Vaccination Clinic in Randwick.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Reporting 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


NSW government - restrictions

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 have returned to the Prince Henry Centre. Find out more information 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

Please note the following venues are now open. Masks are required for all indoor venues. QR code check-ins will be mandatory. Maximum hall capacity numbers still apply.

Whilst the current Public Health Order and NSW Health rules for NSW no longer imposes density limits for Council’s community halls, we do ask hirers to be mindful of the requirement to maintain safe physical distance and therefore manage the numbers included in their activity accordingly.

Please go to the facility page for further information.

Events and activities

What events are cancelled?

Many Council events are affected by COVID restrictions. For updates on major events please visit

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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