The second stage of the Muswellbrook Aquatic and Fitness Centre will be opening next week.
Stage 2 is finally complete and will reopen on Monday, April 19 with heat pumps installed and the pool filled and treated ready to go.
The work isn't finished at the center though so a public entry into the indoor pool has been established alongside a temporary office space for staff to process patrons and a partition wall installed to separate the indoor pool area from stage three construction works.
Muswellbrook Council said that a COVID-19 Safe Plan is in place with a capacity of 60 people at any one time in the indoor pool area.
The existing gym facility is now setup for public use and has a COVID-19 Safe Plan in place as well. Capacity is 24 people in fitness area at one time, and five people per each spin class.
The gym facility will operate separately to the indoor pool with entry via the Boronia Building car park.
Works continue on stage three which will include a heated learn-to-swim pool, children's wet play area, kiosk, sauna, spa, foyer and 24/7 entry to the gym when these works are completed later this year.
The outdoor pool will be closed to the public and winterised once the indoor pool is open.
Please note: The NSW Government Public Health Notice for swimming pools remains in effect and COVID – 19 restrictions will be in place. Numbers at the pool will be capped at 60 at any one time
and visitors to the pool will be required to scan a QR Code and be temperature tested before entry. Each visit to the pool will be limited to two hours per person and COVID marshals will be on duty.
Image credit: Muswellbrook Shire Council