Updates to restrictions for pools

Life Saving Victoria welcomes the recent announcements made by the State Government in relation to the safe easing of restrictions for pools.

Effective 11.59pm, 18 October 2020 the following changes apply to public pools.

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Indoor pools open for one-on-one hydrotherapy with health professional will be allowed where clinically indicated. Limit of 10 people per pool at one time.
  • Outdoor pools have an increased capacity from 20 to 30 patrons (or density quotient – whichever is less).
  • Outdoor pools have an exclusion for exclusive use by a single school at any one time for education purposes.

Regional Victoria

  • Indoor pools will open for those 18 and under, with a limit of 20 customers in the pool (or density quotient one person per four square metres – whichever is less).
  • Indoor pools open for one-on-one hydrotherapy with health professional will be allowed where clinically indicated. Limit of 10 people per pool at one time.
  • Outdoor pools remain open for up to 50 swimmers (or density quotient – whichever is less).

Public pools include:

  • Council owned pools
  • Learn to swim pools
  • Early childhood care, tertiary education, higher education venue pools

A link to the Premier’s statement and table of changes can be found at: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-premier-77

A DHHS summary of the changes can be found here:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/summary-of-the-changes-to-restrictions-for-metropolitan-melbourne-and-regional-victoria

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