City facilities and services to reopen this weekend

Library 3 June 2020

The City is preparing to reopen a range of facilities and services following the State Government’s announcement last week about phase three easing of restrictions.

Community facilities and playgrounds

From Saturday 6 June, playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment and the skate park at George Burnett Leisure Centre (GBLC) will reopen.

GBLC will resume the normal range of activities and opening hours.


South Perth and Manning libraries will increase the number of visitors to 100 people at one time. Staff will continue to control the number of people allowed in and out of the building.

  • Modified opening hours will continue until further notice
  • Priority entry for concession card holders will be discontinued
  • There will be no time restrictions, however, members are encouraged to make their visits as short as possible
  • Public computers will be available for internet use and printing, for 30 minutes at a time
  • Loan limits remain at 50 items per library card, for 21 days, with 5 automatic renewals (except when items are reserved for others)
  • Junior room access will be restricted to 15 people
  • Study space will be unavailable until further notice
  • Public toilet facilities will be available at South Perth and Manning libraries and the Old Mill

Plans are also underway to reinstate a number of library programs including Rhymetime, Storytime and the Justice of the Peace service.

  • Rhymetime – 1 session per week at each library (limit of 25 people)
  • Storytime – 1 session per week at each library (limit of 25 people)
  • Justice of the Peace – at this stage will recommence Monday 15 June 2020. Bookings will be essential through Eventbrite

Old Mill

Visitor access to the Old Mill will increase to a limit of 100 people outside, from Tuesday 9 June 2020.  The doors will remain open to the Old Mill and cottage with entry to internal areas restricted.

Phase three restrictions include:

  • Two square metre rule for indoor and outdoor venues
  • Good hygiene practices
  • Non-work indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people at any one time, per single undivided space, up to 300 people in total per venue

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