Updated: 02.08.2020

On Sunday 2 August the Victorian Government declared a ‘state of disaster’ and announced that metropolitan Melbourne will head into Stage Four restrictions from 6.00pm Sunday 2 August.  

We therefore remain closed until further notice. 

Stage Four restrictions mean: 

  • Only one person per household may leave the house to shop for essential items within 5km of home.
  • You may complete one hour of daily exercise within 5km of home with only one other person.
  • A curfew from 8:00pm – 5:00am is in place where you may only leave the home to give or receive care or to go to/from work. 

We know this is disappointing and truly miss seeing you in centre. But the government is making decisions with the best interests of our community in mind, and we must all work together to reduce the spread.  

To find out more about COVID-19, please visit the DHHS website (www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus). We will provide further information as new information comes to light.  

To help you stay connected, we have launched Virtual Y, which has a range of online fitness, youth and wellbeing content available for free, including Les Mills fitness on demand videos.


Last Updated: 08.07.2020

The Victorian Government announced on Tuesday 7 July that metropolitan Melbourne will return to Stage Three restrictions from midnight Wednesday 8 July. 

In line with the latest government restrictions, we will regrettably be closing our centre from midnight Wednesday 8 July. 

If you have made a booking to visit the centre after the closure date, you will receive a full refund for your booking. Please allow us some time to process these refunds. 
Some of you may be aware that we were planning to give our members the option to reinstate their membership from tomorrow onwards. Given this latest announcement, this will be put on hold and all memberships will remain suspended. When our centre reopens, we will inform members on how they can reactivate their membership should they wish to do so. 

There are now four reasons those who live in metro Melbourne can leave their homes: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise and study and work (if you can’t do it from home). 

We know this is disappointing and we have really enjoyed being able to welcome you back over the past month. But the government is making decisions with the best interests of our community in mind, and we must all work together to reduce the spread. 

To find out more about COVID-19, please visit the DHHS website (www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus). We will provide further information as new information comes to light. 

Last updated: 23.06.2020

As of Monday June 22nd, Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre has reopened. 

During this time access to the facility, programs and services will be charged through a session fee:

  • Swim | $5.80 per 45-minute session | Book now
  • Gym / Health Club | $11.00 per 50-minute session | Book now
  • Group Fitness | $11.00 per class | Book now
  • Casual Shooting | $5.80 per 50-minute session | Book now

All sessions must be pre-booked. You cannot attend the centre unless you have made a booking, this can be done via the website or by call the centre on (03) 9885 0333.
 
If you are unable to attend a booked session you can cancel your session through your booking confirmation email, or alternatively by calling us. With limited numbers of people able to access the facility at any one time, it is really important that you show let us know it you can’t make it so that the booking can be accessed by someone else.

Please ensure you bring with you a sweat towel and a refillable drink bottle. If you do not have a towel you will be unable to enter the centre. 

While the facility is operating at a limited capacity and with restrictions in place, your memberships will not be reactivated. Once more restrictions are eased, we will be in touch with you about reactivating your membership.


 

Updated 19.06.2020 

We have missed providing you with the opportunity to get active, missed seeing your friendly faces come through the door, missed being part of your health and wellness journey. But the biggest thing we’ve missed is being able to connect with you, face to face, to be able to have a chat and enjoy the sense of community that the Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre creates. 
                                                    
As we reopen the centre the safety and wellbeing of members, staff and visitors continues to be our number one priority. 
 
The way we operate the facility is going to be different to how it was before, from pre-bookings your session, to additional safety and hygiene measures, these additional steps will ensure that everybody feels comfortable and safe to participate. 
 
The following facilities, programs and services are resuming on the 22 June:
·        Swimming Pools
·        Health Club
·        Group Fitness
·        Personal Training
·        Stadium – casual shooting
 
 
For more information on the changes we have made, including how to booking, please see below.

  • Bookings and memberships

    While the facility is operating at a limited capacity and with restrictions in place, your memberships will not be reactivated. Once more restrictions are eased, we will be in touch with you about reactivating your membership.
     
    During this time access to the facility, programs and services will be charged through a session fee:

    • Swim | $5.80 per session | Book now
    • Gym / Health Club | $11.00 per session | Book now
    • Group Fitness | $11.00 per class | Book now
    • Causal Shooting | $5.80 per session | Book now

    All session must be pre-booked. You cannot attend the centre unless you have made a booking, this can be done via the website or by call the centre on (03) 9885 0333.
     
    If you are unable to attend a booked session you can cancel your session through your booking confirmation email, or alternatively by calling us. With limited numbers of people able to access the facility at any one time, it is really important that you show let us know it you can’t make it so that the booking can be accessed by someone else.

  • Your COVID-safe BLAF

    Your safety and the safety of our staff remains our number one priority, particularly throughout this period. To ensure our facility is COVID-safe and in line with the government’s health advice, we will be applying six safety measures across all the BLAF. On top of this, sites will have further safety measures in place to suit individual facilities. 

    • Temperature scanning. All patrons, visitors and staff will have their temperature taken before entering the facility. Anyone who displays a temperature of 38°C or higher without a reasonable cause will not be permitted to enter the facility.
    • Social distancing requirements. A distance of 1.5 metres between people will be required throughout facilities and programs. All spaces within the facility have been measured and 4 metres squared restrictions per space will be enforced. Staff, visitors and patrons will be counted as they enter and exit spaces and we have removed seats and equipment to ensure social distancing.
    • Signage and instructions. Throughout the facility, you will see signage and instructions on how patrons, visitors and staff can be COVID-safe. Hygiene signage and floor, seat and bench decal stickers have been installed to assist patrons and visitors with physical distancing requirements.
    • Increased hygiene and cleaning. You will find hand sanitiser at entry and exit points, as well as in high traffic areas and shared spaces.  We have increased our cleaning, with regular cleaning and sanitation of high traffic areas and shared spaces.
    • Training for staff. All staff have completed the Department of Health COVID-safe training, as well as additional training provided by YMCA Victoria. We have also provided additional training for specific roles to ensure all programs and services that occur within the facility are COVID-safe. 
    • Process for a confirmed case. In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case, we have an eight-step plan in place to ensure reporting, tracing and cleaning occurs before the facility reopens. Everyone who enters our facilities will have their details recorded to assist with case tracing.
  • Cleaning and hygiene

    When you arrive at the Centre, the first thing you will notice is hand sanitiser at all entry and exit points, with the expectation that all staff, patrons and visitors sanitise their hands before entering. Hand sanitiser will also be available throughout the centre and in bathrooms. 

     
    The entire facility will be cleaned every 24 hours and high touch points, such as doors, toilets and gym equipment, will be cleaned regularly throughout the day. Patrons and visitors are expected to wipe down equipment with antibacterial wipes before and after use, and staff will also be wiping down equipment regularly. 
     
    All patrons and visitors are expected to follow our COVID-safe hygiene practices. If a patron or visitor does not comply with our safety measures, they will politely be asked by a staff member to leave the facility.

  • Process for confirmed COVID-19 case

    Our staff have been trained to ensure that if there is a confirmed case at the centre, they have the tools and resources to close the facility safely. Once patrons and visitors have been notified, we will conduct a decontamination clean prior to reopening. 

     
    Please do not visit the centre if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, tiredness, cold, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or headache. 
     
    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention and be checked for COVID-19 at one of the testing stations across the state.

Please note: Kew Recreation Centre will remain closed, as the centre is about to undergo an exciting redevelopment to provide the community with a modern, state-of-the-art facility catering to all ages and abilities.

For more information on this exciting project, please visit the "New Kew Recreation Centre" information page on the Boroondara Council website.