Burnie Aquatic Centre - Temporary Closure

Published on 18 March 2020

Burnie Aquatic Centre - Photo Dean Groves

The Burnie City Council will temporarily close the Burnie Aquatic Centre in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “This action has been taken as a precaution to protect our staff and visitors to the centre.

“The pool will close to the public at the close of business today, 18 march 2020. At this stage, the duration of the closure has not been determined and Council will review its position the week following Easter.

“Normal maintenance and operational activities will continue at the Aquatic Centre to ensure that the facility can reopen in a short span of time, when it is appropriate to do so.

“Council will work with the operator of the Burnie Aquatic Centre to find ways to minimise the financial impact on users of learn swim programs and season ticket holders.

"The Burnie City Council is actively monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is liaising with health authorities on our response."

"The health and safety of our community and our employees are our highest priorities.

"It is important to remember that State and Federal health authorities are the lead agencies in developing and implementing Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus.

"There are some steps that we, as a local council, can take in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our community and employees.

"This is a rapidly changing situation and we're seeking to be proactive in reducing risks in our community, as well as planning to continue to provide important services to residents,"

"Council will continue to keep the community informed as we work through those challenges."