How coronavirus is impacting Randwick City
Content last updated: 19 October 2021
|Des Renford Leisure Centre (DRLC)||Open - restrictions still apply, please visit the DRLC website for the latest updates.|
|Events||Check specific events.|
|Randwick Recycling Centre|
|Randwick Customer Service Centre|
|La Perouse Museum|
|Randwick Town Hall|
Open to regular hirers*
|Prince Henry Centre|
|Sports fields||Open for general exercise and recreation. No community sports. Lights on til 9pm.|
- Fully vaccinated adults (16+) or those with medical exemptions only
- Under 16s must be accompanied with fully vaccinated member of their household
- Face masks must be worn
- COVID check-in required.
- 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.
- 8 October 2021 - Randwick Council releases reopening roadmap for libraries, museum and gym
- 6 October 2021 - Randwick Recycling Centre opens by appointment only
- 28 September 2021 - Click and Collect now available at Randwick libraries
- 24 September 2021 - DRLC outdoor pools reopen
- 25 August 2021 - COVID forces 2021 carols and new year’s fireworks cancellation
- 28 July 2021 - What the extended lockdown means for Council services
- 7 July 2021 - Council facilities remain closed as stay-at-home orders extended
- 5 July 2021 - Wear a mask in apartment buildings - downloadable poster
- 2 July 2021 - Parks light up for winter evenings in Randwick City
- 25 June 2021 - Council facilities close as Randwick City residents and workers ordered to stay at home
- 23 June 2021 - Council response to Delta variant outbreak/Bondi cluster
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
What is Council doing to help?
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 are currently being held online. Find out more on our Council meetings page.
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 closed and selected halls & community centres will reopen to regular hirers on Monday 18 October 2021. Casual hall hire will recommence 1 December 2021. Please go to the facility page for further information.
- 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. For updates on major events please visit https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/community/whats-on/major-events
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.
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.
- Details about June/July 2021 lockdown - Simplified Chinese
- Details about June/July 2021 lockdown - Traditional Chinese
- Details about June/July 2021 lockdown - Hindi
- Details about June/July 2021 lockdown - Arabic
- Details about June/July 2021 lockdown - Vietnamese
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.