Some council facilities have now reopened

WELLINGTON Shire Council has re-opened some facilities, following the latest health advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes the Port of Sale, Aqua Energy and library branches throughout the municipality.

Wellington Shire mayor Alan Hall thanked the community for its patience during the closure of council facilities, but noted the facilities may look and feel a little different because of the pandemic.

“You can still visit the Port of Sale, wander through the Gippsland Art Gallery, spend time in the library, seek some travel advice from the visitor centre and grab a take-away coffee,” he said.

“However, you will be required to provide your details when entering the building to meet government regulations, sanitise your hands and keep in mind physical distancing.

“These measures will be in place to ensure the ongoing health and wellbeing of our local community and council staff.”

Cr Hall also explained Aqua Energy would be open for lap swimming and hydrotherapy only, as government restrictions did not yet allow the re-opening of gyms.

“At this stage we cannot re-open the gym, but those who have been missing the hydrotherapy and lap-swimming will be pleased to know they can resume these activities at Aqua Energy,” he said.

“Staff have been working hard to implement new cleaning regimes and opening hours have changed, but the good news is that patrons will be able to get back in the water.”

Council customer service centres in Sale and Yarram will re-open next Tuesday, June 9, for face-to-face services.

Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym facilities opened last Tuesday.

For information about council facilities and COVID-19 restrictions, visit www.wellington.vic.gov.au.