Easing of Stage 2 restrictions
Published on 05 June 2020
Following the easing of the State Government's stage 2 restrictions, the City of Launceston has made a number of changes to the opening dates for some of its facilities.
LAUNCESTON LEISURE & AQUATIC CENTRE/LAFit
The Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre will now reopen to the public on Friday, June 12.
The centre's gymnasium, LAFit, will also reopen on that date.
Once the Council has received confirmation regarding specific operating parameters from the State Government, we will make further announcements around operational details.
QUEEN VICTORIA MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
QVMAG will begin a staged reopening plan for the Art Gallery at Royal Park and Inveresk Museum across June and July.
The Inveresk site will be the first to reopen to the public on June 15 from 10am to 4pm.
The Art Gallery at Royal Park will reopen on July 13 with a blended approach of self-guided viewing hours between 10am to 2pm, and a rotation of weekly guided tours with further information to be announced soon.
LAUNCESTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
The Launceston Visitor Information Centre will re-open to the public on Tuesday, June 9.
The Council is still on track to reopen Riverbend Park to the public on July 13 (stage 3).
Other play spaces have already reopened, but subject to restrictions with signage in place at major playgrounds.
Unfortunately, the Council is not in a position to regularly clean equipment, so visitors will need to take their own precautions.
MYRTLE PARK CAMPING GROUND
The Council is currently working with the site operator with a view to reopen as soon as possible, while adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations.
We will provide further information as soon as this occurs.
COUNCIL-OWNED BARBECUE FACILITIES
All Council-operated barbecues and drinking fountains will remain close until stage 3 restrictions are lifted -on July 13.
Due to the large number of these facilities right across the municipality, with many located within our large parks and playgrounds, the Council cannot regularly clean these to a COVID-19 restriction standard.