Pools and leisure centres to reopen

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Auckland Council’s pools and leisure centres will require vaccination passports for the eligible population under the traffic light framework.

Gyms, group fitness and recreation centres will be open to +12 and over with full vaccination and Covid-19 Vaccination Passes on December 3. Pools centres will reopen on December 6.

This gives the facilities extra for them to be recommissioned and heated, and for summer lifeguards to be inducted and for staff to renew their poolside training.

Howick Leisure Centre, Pakuranga Leisure Centre and Lloyd Elsmore Park Pools and Leisure Centre will be two of Auckland Council’s 42 pool and leisure centres reopening on Friday December 3 in a staggered approach with gyms and group fitness opening first.

Membership and passes will remain on hold until Sunday December 5.

“After close to 100 days of lockdown, Aucklanders will welcome being able to return to pools and leisure centres around the region to get some exercise, enjoy sports and reconnect with

friends,” Mayor Phill Goff says. “A vaccination requirement for staff and everyone using our facilities will help reduce the risk of Covid-10 spreading and will keep our communities safe. It will also act as a strong incentive to those not yet vaccinated to get it done as soon as possible.”