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The safety of our communities, customers and employees is our top priority.
In line with NSW Health restrictions and stay at home orders our pools, libraries, community centres, gyms, customer and neighbourhood service centres will be closed from 5pm on Friday 25 June until midnight on Friday 30 July.
Venues for hire will also be closed and we will contact anyone with a booking.
City of Sydney parks, playgrounds and outdoor fitness stations will remain open in line with directions issued by NSW Health. We will implement additional cleaning for our playgrounds and fitness stations.
Face masks are required on public transport and in all public indoor venues. Visit the NSW Government website for more information on the restrictions.
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