What you need to know

What does easing of restrictions mean for you?

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Good news! With the State Government easing COVID-19 restrictions earlier this week, some Council facilities are now back open for use.

We’ve put together this handy guide to let you know exactly what the easing of restrictions looks like in Moonee Valley.

So, what’s changed?

  • Riverside Golf Club has re-opened
  • Riverside Driving range will re-open on Sunday (17 May)
  • Sports grounds can now be used for groups of up to 10 participants for non-contact recreational training
  • Community centres can be used for ‘essential’ support groups
  • Parks can be used for picnics and relaxation
  • Personal training with less than 10 people has re-commenced in parks (permits may be required, find out more)
  • Applications for weddings and private ceremonies in parks have re-opened(in line with government restrictions).
  • Public tennis courts including Bradshaw Street Reserve, Montgomery Park, Boeing Reserve, Debneys Park and Weather Station Park (Netball courts) re-open this weekend

But there are a couple of catches.

Sports, recreation and exercise can only resume where:

  • Social distancing non-contact can be maintained (at least 1.5 metres apart)
  • The activities are outdoors and can be done with a maximum of 10 people
  • Check out the Department of Health and Human Services’ full guide

As of next week winter clubs will be provided information on how to re-apply for ground usage only, which will be based on their already submitted winter allocations.

Community centres and halls can only be used for:

  • Essential services such as food banks or services for the homeless
  • Community support meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, behaviour change groups, parent groups and youth groups
  • Social distancing can be maintained and limited to 10 participants

Community halls and youth centres cannot be used for sporting activities or other non-essential group activities such as knitting or art, for example.

Apart from that things such as outdoor exercise equipment, public playgrounds, skate parks, public pools, public BBQ facilities and indoor leisure facilities remain off-limits.

Our libraries, the Clocktower Centre and the Incinerator Gallery also remain closed. You can see the full list of what’s opened and closed here.