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Dive into summer! Council outdoor pools reopen

29 September 2020

Nothing says ‘Hello summer!’ better than the announcement that Council’s outdoor pools will reopen to the public after an extended winter closure delayed by COVID-19 restrictions.

Southern Downs Regional Council has announced that the pools in Stanthorpe, Allora and Killarney will be available for respite from the warmer weather and summer time fun from Thursday 1 October.

A Council spokesperson said: “Swimming pools are the cornerstone of local communities; however recent COVID-19 social distancing guidelines restricted the opportunities for social interaction and exercise at these much loved facilities. While we were forced to close our outdoor pools for an extended period, we took advantage of the break to carry out additional upgrades and maintenance.

“With our pools again opening, the community can rest assured that staff are committed to important measures to ensure everyone's safety and that each pool will operate under the guidelines of the COVID-19 Safe Industry Plan for Pools and Aquatic Centres.

“Our community has done a tremendous job of slowing down the spread of COVID-19 across our region, and Council encourages residents to maintain social distancing and enhanced hygiene practices. The public pools at Allora, Stanthorpe and Killarney allow everyone to socialise in a clean, refreshing environment.

“With the warmer weather approaching, the pools not only provide a welcome relief from the long, hot summer days, they offer opportunities for fun and relaxation. For those wishing to improve their fitness, what better way to do this than cracking a few laps at an affordable price?

“So this spring and summer, all residents are invited to go for gold, both young and old, and keep alive the wonderful Australian tradition of having a dip with your mates.”

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