COVID-19 Update: A message from Manningham Council

29 Sep 2020
Well Governed Council

A message from Manningham Council

We have now moved to the Second Step of easing restrictions, in line with the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening.

This is welcome news for our community and we have a few changes to update you on about what is reopening in Manningham.

Please note that the health advice has changed around the wearing of masks. Face coverings are still mandatory in public across Victoria and there is a new requirement that it needs to be a fitted face mask covering the nose and mouth. Scarves and bandanas are no longer suitable to use as masks and neither are face shields on their own.

We understand that the restrictions are continuing to affect everyone across our community in different ways.

We’re here to help with our Community Connect service which is available from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Aquarena reopens for outdoor use

We are pleased to confirm that the 50m Outdoor Pool at Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre has reopened for pre-booked lap swimming only.

Please note the following:

  • Bookings are available to Manningham residents or Aquarena members only
  • You must reside or be a permitted worker within 5km of Aquarena to attend
  • Change rooms remain closed, limited toilet facilities are available in the outdoor area
  • Bookings are essential
  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when in the pool.

Book a swim session here.

Childcare services reopening

In line with the new regulations, childcare centres are reopening to all children.

A permit is no longer required to have your children attend and care can be either an existing or a new arrangement. You can leave your home to take your children for childcare and the 5km rule does not apply.

Visit our website to find out about our own childcare services, Early Years at MC Square.

Outdoor dining

To support local hospitality businesses in the road to recovery from COVID-19, we’re making it possible for eligible traders to expand their outdoor dining footprint with a new permit. 

Hospitality businesses will be able to apply for a Footpath Dining Extension permit to provide extended table service on Council footpaths until 31 July 2021.

For more information and to register your interest visit our website.

Stay safe and well.

From all of us at Manningham Council.