Pool ready to reopen


THE Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre has finally reopened.

The pool began to accept visitors again on 9 November. Only 20 people are allowed in each area inside the centre for the time being.

Plans were put in place to reopen the gym floor with a capacity of 10, group exercises with a capacity of 10, the 50 metre pool with a capacity of 20, and the warm water pool with a capacity of 20.

A 5-week “Learn to Swim” program is also expected to begin on 16 November for the remainder of Term 4.

A statement from PARC read “thank you so much for your patience as we finalise all the details of our reopening plan. We will be confirming the final details of our reopen plan, including how to book, what to expect and details of our offering on Friday 6 November.”

“The inability to access learn to swim programs during lockdown is a significant and emerging safety risk. Peninsula Leisure remains committed to ensuring every child in Frankston can swim, and as a result we have prioritised learn to swim programming. 

“There is a lot to consider in relation to opening a centre as large as PARC, and we have been actively working with council to ensure that when we do open, we have the right processes in place to protect your safety. Thank you for your patience. We’re so excited about welcoming you back at PARC again next week.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 10 November 2020

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