Council facilities reopening at Alert Level 2
As a result of the government’s move to Alert Level 2, Taupō District Council’s community facilities will progressively reopen from Wednesday 8 September, with restrictions in place to help reduce the potential spread of Covid-19.
All community facilities will have the following restrictions, as per the government guidelines at this level:
- Mandatory contact tracing
- Physical distancing of 2m
- Face coverings required indoors (unless exercising)
- A maximum number of 50 people indoors, and 100 people outdoors (potentially fewer depending on the ability to keep 2m apart at specific facilities).
We will also have additional health and safety measures in place including encouraging contactless payment and additional sanitation procedures.
The facilities that will be open from Wednesday 8 September include:
- Taupō, Turangi and Mangakino Customer Service Centres
- Taupō, Turangi and Mangakino libraries (no events and activities, no public computer or meeting room access)
- Taupō Museum
- AC Baths and Aqua classes (indoor and outdoor 25m pools and leisure pool only)
- Fitness Studio
- Turangi Turtle Pools
- SuperLoo and all public toilets with running water
- Great Lake Centre
- Playgrounds, sportsgrounds and Owen Delaney Park
- All landfill and transfer stations
Council’s kerbside rubbish and recycling services will also be back to normal from Wednesday.
On Thursday 9 September, gym classes will restart at the Fitness Studio and on Saturday 11 September the Rockwall will reopen to the public (members will have access from Friday).
On Monday 13 September, swim school classes will resume and the Events Centre stadium will be open to users where they can show they have Covid-19 plans in place.
We will be updating our website here with further details on these facilities and what specific restrictions will apply when you visit at Alert Level 2.
WHAT WE ALL NEED TO DO TO KEEP SAFE:
- Stay home if you're sick: If you have cold or flu symptoms, stay home and call Healthline or your doctor about a free COVID-19 test.
- Keep track of where you’ve been. This is now mandatory for everyone aged 12 and over. You can do this by using the NZ COVID Tracer app. Scan QR codes everywhere you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing.
- Practise good hygiene: Wash your hands with soap. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Clean surfaces.
Face coverings must also be worn on public transport. For more information about what measures you need to take to keep safe go to the New Zealand Government COVID-19 website.