City of Subiaco - Library, Lords and customer service reopening
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Library, Lords and customer service reopening
Friday 15 May 2020

The City is planning for the safe reopening of some public facilities starting from next week.

The State Government has set strict rules for reopening public facilities and the City is implementing a COVID-19 Safety Plan. For the safety of our community and City employees, all safety actions will be enacted prior to reopening to the public.

Customer service reopening

The City anticipates reopening the Rokeby Road Administration Centre for limited services from 8.30am on Wednesday 20 May.

Safety measures are being implemented including the installation of Perspex screens, social distancing signage and increased cleaning services.

While we've been closed, our online services have been very popular, and these continue to be available online 24 hours a day.

The Administration Centre will be open from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. To minimise contact, cash payments will not be accepted at this time.

Appointments with planning officers and building surveyors will continue to be held via video conferencing for the time being.

Please remember, social distancing must be observed while visiting the Administration Centre.

The City is also assisting local businesses get back to business and helping community sporting groups return to the field.

Subiaco Library

The library will open from 9.30am on Monday 25 May with a maximum of 20 patrons at any time.  Library services will include loans, returns and 30 minute public computer access.

Patrons will be encouraged to stay no longer than half an hour. A limited number of public computers will be available to maintain social distancing and bookings will be restricted to one booking per person each day.
Library events and programs (including Baby Rhymetime, Storytime and Book Club) remain on hold for now. The extended due date for all current loans is still Tuesday 2 June.

Online services continue to be updated and are available for free to members 24/7. Fortnightly virtual Storytime sessions are also continuing.

Lords Recreation Centre

Lords will reopen in a limited capacity for current members from 6am on Tuesday 26 May. The Centre will resume:

  • group fitness classes, maximum 20 people
  • pool sessions, maximum 12 people
  • sports courts, maximum 20 people

Due to the restrictions on attendance current Lords members will be invited to opt-in for a pay-as-you-go COVID-19 membership to access the facility.
A new group fitness timetable will be released and members will be able to book classes online or over the phone for $8 per class.

Members will be able to book a pool session for $5. Pool access will be restricted to specific session times only, for a maximum of 12 people (2 per lane). Swim school will not be running in this first phase of Lords reopening.

Sports courts will be available for hire by regular and existing hire groups only, again at specified times. Booking enquiries can be directed to Restrictions include a maximum of 20 participants, (including instructors) and no spectators. Normal court hire rates apply.

Lords will be open from Monday to Friday 6am to 7pm and Saturdays 7am to 1pm.

The gym, café, crèche, change rooms and lockers remain closed for now. Members are reminded that social distancing must be observed while using public facilities and terms and conditions of use will be in place. Visit the Lords website for more information.

For now, the City’s other facilities remain closed, including community centres, museum, playgrounds and skate parks.