Mackay Aquatic and Recreation Centre as well as Pioneer Swim Centre will reopen Wednesday 20 May.
The centres will be open to the public however there will be restrictions to ensure the safety of those who use them. Swimmers will need to book in advance and only 10 people per pool will be allowed. You can book a morning swim session by phone from 6:00am to 11:00am or an afternoon session from 3:30pm to 7:00pm, seven days a week. On Saturdays and Sundays, the centres will open from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Changerooms and communal showers will be closed, so people are encouraged to change at home.
Each pool can have one swimmer per lane however no spectators are able to enter the centres, unless it is one parent per child, where necessary. Swim classes will stay suspended for now.
The Aquatic Recreation Centre’s athletics complex will also be opening to the public. You can book, by phone, from 6:00am to 11:00am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm on weekdays and 8:00am to 1:00pm on weekends.
Sarina Swim Centre, Mirani Swim Centre, Memorial Swim Centre and Bluewater Lagoon are remaining closed due to winter maintenance.
To Book: Phone 4847 5400 for Mackay ARC bookings and 4957 5767 for Pioneer Swim Centre.
Mackay’s libraries have began opening in stages from 18 May, with Dudley Denny City Library and the Mobile Library currently open to the public again. The State Government regulations allow up to 10 customers inside at once but this number will be limited further for the Mobile Library to ensure that the social distancing rules can properly be met.
There will be a 15-minute limit to make sure people can get fair access to the Libraries, especially as the opening hours have been reduced, but the Click and Collect service should make it easy to pick up the books you want in that time frame. Unfortunately, the library computers won’t usable, particularly as 15 minutes is not enough time for proper access.
Virtual programs are still going ahead, until at least mid-July.
All other libraries will remain closed to walk-ins however the Click and Collect service can be used. You can find more information on opening times and possible restrictions here.