Phase Three – Changes to Services and Facilities

Published on Friday, 5 June 2020 at 10:29:00 AM

Fast Facts (as of 6 June 2020)

• Phase 3 easing of COVID-19 restrictions come into effect at midnight on Friday 5 June 2020.

• The City will re-open facilities and services in line with Phase 3 gathering and social distancing restrictions. These new rulings allow gatherings of 100 people per single undivided space and up to 300 people in a venue where there are multiple (divided) spaces. In both instances there must be an allowance of 2m2 per person.

• Playgrounds, Skateparks, outdoor fitness equipment, public showers and water fountains will be re-opened. Barricades around some smaller City playgrounds may remain in place until Monday 8 June.

• The number of people who can enter City Libraries will increase to 50 at the Busselton Library and 20 at the Dunsborough Library. People can stay in the library for one hour. Printing, photocopying, scanning and public PCs will be available from 15 June 2020.

• Youth Services will re-open on Wednesday 10 June 2020. The number of young people who can enter the YCAB building will be limited to 21. Bookings are not required.

• On Monday 8 June 2020 the gym, crèche and stadium at the Geographe Leisure Centre will re-open and group fitness classes will include spin and RPM. Numbers will be limited in line with social distancing regulations. Bookings are essential.

• Opening hours at the Naturaliste Community Centre will be extended to enable evening fitness classes and hiring of venues as soon as possible. Bookings are essential.

• The ArtGeo Gallery and Court House Complex will re-open to the public on 27 June 2020. Opening hours will be 10.00am to 4.00pm daily and entry is free.

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley is pleased to see restrictions easing further.

“Over the coming days and weeks many local businesses will re-open including beauticians and gyms. Restaurants, cafes and pubs will be able to welcome more people and playgrounds and skate parks will be back in action.

Things are looking positive but challenges remain ahead. It is important that we support local businesses by shopping local and using local services. Remember if you are dining out book ahead, if you are planning a visit to the gym or beauty salon book ahead. If you are told you must be seated to consume alcohol at the pub, or take your own equipment to exercise classes please respect that.

We can stay safe while enjoying our places and spaces and we can support local business as long as we maintain social distancing, keep our hands clean and stay home if we are sick!”

The Objectives out lined in this media release are aligned to Key Goal Area 1 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (Review 2019): Welcoming, Friendly and Healthy.

Media enquiries can be directed to the City’s Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Dixon on 97810446 or

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