Dawn Fraser Baths to open this week offering relief during Sydney’s COVID lockdown

The freshly refurbished Dawn Fraser Baths will open to Sydney’s Interior West population this Wednesday subsequent the issuing of a public well being get specifically enabling the historic harbourside pool to reopen throughout Sydney’s COVID lockdown.

Internal West Mayor Darcy Byrne encouraged that the Interior West populace would be in a position to swim at the baths after becoming slice off from open h2o swimming in the latest weeks owing to the 5 kilometre restriction on travel.

Mayor Byrne notes “being in a position to swim and appreciate Australia’s oldest and most beautiful harbourside pool will truly elevate the spirts of regional people today.

“With shorelines having been slash off and general public pools closed lots of typical swimmers had missing their most important resource of actual physical work out and mental aid, right at the time that they necessary it most.

“We will open up the doors of the Baths on Wednesday 8th September and everybody in the Internal West will be in a position e book in for a COVIDSafe swim for an hour at a time. Remaining capable to swim in the ocean will be a enormous raise to local morale and psychological wellness that will assist our neighborhood to get as a result of the lengthy times of lockdown.

Mayor Byrne added “Health Minister Brad Hazzard has individually intervened in reaction to our request to open ‘Dawnys’. The Member for Summertime Hill, Jo Haylen, also technique the Minister instantly, and on behalf of the Internal West I thank them equally sincerely.

“Having lately concluded a as soon as in a era heritage refurbishment of the Baths I can not hold out for folks to see for themselves how stunning the restoration is. Entry for the initially two weeks will be no cost and ‘Dawnys’ will be an oasis for our community for the duration of the lockdown.”

Swimming at the Baths will be enabled by stringent adherence to a COVID-security system including:

  • All swimming becoming by appointment only with bookings to open on Monday early morning by Council’s web-site.
  • No entry to changerooms, bathrooms, showers or sunbaking.
  • Patrons will be needed to commence their swim upon entry and go away quickly afterwards.
  • The pool will be divided into lanes to guarantee harmless actual physical distancing and the seaside spot will also be segregated for constrained use.
  • Overall attendance at the Baths will be confined to 26 patrons at any one time.

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