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Due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and acting on the advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, Council changed a number of services in March 2020. As restrictions ease Northern Beaches residents will see Council cautiously re-opening some facilities.

Visiting other people at home 

From Friday 15 May, up to 5 people will be allowed to visit another household.

If you are feeling unwell, you should not visit other people at home. Even if you have only mild symptoms - like tiredness or a sore throat - find out about testing at a COVID-19 clinic.

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Mona Vale, Manly and Dee Why Customer Service Centres will reopen on Monday 1 June. Customers will need to book a 15 minute appointment using the buttons below or by phone. JP services are not currently available - find a JP. Avalon Customer Service centre remains closed until further notice.
30 minute appointments with the duty planner will also be available at Dee Why only.
    

Please follow the advice of staff, use hand sanitiser provided and exercise 1.5m social distancing. Cashless payments are strongly encouraged. 

Aquatic Centres and Gyms

Outdoor pools for lap swimming are open at Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton and Warringah Aquatic Centre. 

In order to meet the NSW state government restrictions, a booking system has been implemented at both centres to ensure the number of swimmers are limited, with one person allowed per lane. To make a booking you will need to ring Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Pool on 8495 5005 and Warringah Aquatic Centre on 9451 8000, providing your name and telephone number. 45 minute appointments are available.

In line with Government health advice, the Gym at MABC is still closed until further notice. 

Outdoor facilities

We are happy to announce that the following facilities are now open for use.

However, there are still limits on gatherings of ten people. Social distancing requirements of 1.5m remain in place. Please clean hands before and after using playground and outdoor gym equipment and wipe equipment down with cleansing wipes if you can.

Tennis courts and Golf courses are open and you may now play with more people. Ask at your local centre for more information.

Beaches

All our beaches have re-opened, but social distancing applies and large gatherings are still not permitted. As the swimming season has ended, not all beaches are patrolled. As always, please only swim at patrolled beaches and stay between the flags.

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All beach car parks have returned to normal operation with resident beach parking permits again valid. 

Libraries

Library branches will reopen on Monday 1 June. 

With the return of face to face library services, the last deliveries of our very popular Library2U will be Friday 29 May.

The Home Library Service will remain available for the vulnerable and Click and Collect will revert to a reservations service in a bid to help manage visitor numbers and reduce the handling of items.

Our Home Library Service will also continue and will be offering increased service for the most vulnerable in our community.

Please follow directions from staff, use hand sanitiser provided and exercise social distancing. 

Arts and Culture

Like many arts venues and theatre companies across the globe, Council has taken the precautionary decision to close a number of arts and culture venues.

Glen Street Theatre has cancelled all performances and workshops and will continue to assess the months ahead. For further information on cancelled performances and refunds can be found ​​​​​​here.

Manly Art Gallery and Museum will reopen for bookings only on one hour intervals on Tuesday 2 June. At this stage, all talks and events have been cancelled.

Our gallery and exhibition space at the Creative Space in North Curl Curl will also open on Tuesday 2 June. 

Please use the hand sanitiser provided. 

Community Centres

Our community centres are closed until further notice.

Visitor Information Centre

Our Visitor Information Centre at Manly Wharf will reopen Wednesday 3 June, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am -4pm. Our team can also help you through online chats on their website or on phone (9976 1430) during business hours.

Environment Centres

Our Coastal Environment Centre will reopen Monday 1 June and cater for a maximum of 5 visitors. The Manly Environment Centre remains closed until further notice.

Aboriginal Heritage Office

The Aboriginal Heritage Office in Freshwater is closed. All programs, excursions and school visits have been cancelled until further notice.

Justice of the Peace Services

Justice of the Peace services are temporarily closed. Please refer to the JP website or Service NSW for available alternatives.

Waste services 

All residential waste services will continue as normal. The service will start earlier than the usual 6am start time to ensure the health and safety of employees.

All street litter bins will continue to be collected and maintained as normal.

Kimbriki

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre remains open 7am to 5pm every day. Any changes to opening hours or operations will be published on the website kimbriki.com and residents should check before travelling to Kimbriki.

From Wed 25 March, Kimbriki will no longer accept cash payments to minimise hand-to-hand contact and protect staff.

From Mon 23 March, Kimbriki’s Buy Back Centre and the Eco House & Garden will close and all workshops are cancelled until further notice. Staff will be in contact regarding refunds for existing bookings.

Cleansing

Increased cleansing of public spaces has already begun and will continue.

Childcare

All Childcare Centres, Pre Schools, Occasional Care and Family Day Care centres remain open and operating normal days and hours.

Our staff and children are following recommended hygiene procedures including sneezing and coughing etiquette and handwashing practices. We are intentionally teaching and actively promoting correct hygiene practices at every opportunity with the children.

We have increased the cleaning regimes within our services and will be removing sensory play experiences such as playdough to further reduce risks.

Our services have adopted social distancing measures within the community including cancelling excursions, travel, and some events such as incursions.

Vacation Care will go ahead in the April School Holidays, but we have adopted social distancing measures within the community including cancelling excursions, travel, and some events such as incursions.

Cemeteries

Following Federal Government advice, our burial services continue to operate but they are limited to 50 people (excludes funeral director and cemetery staff). Our staff are here to help families navigate these changes on 9970 1341 or cemeteries@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

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