Last updated: Friday 19 November 2021
In line with the latest Victorian State Government health advice, from Friday 19 November, all participants aged 12 years and 2 months and older must be fully vaccinated to attend our facility unless a medical exception applies. This applies to children in our program and any siblings that attend the centre.
Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry. Find out how you can get your COVID-19 digital certificate here. Immunisation History Statements are also acceptable proof.
If your child’s vaccination status impacts your participation, please contact us to discuss your personal return plan.
A few additional changes for your next visit include:
- Masks are no longer needed in centre, however they are recommended when social distancing may not be possible.
- Density limits will no longer apply.
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Last updated: Monday 1 November 2021
We are excited to announce that Carlton Baths will be opening on Saturday 30 October 2021 and our pool will reopen Wednesday 3 November.
All water based programs including Swimming Lessons and Aqua Aerobics will recommence on Thursday 4 November.
We are reopening with discounted casual entry prices for members, however all memberships and payments will resume on Wednesday 3 November. Your debit will be adjusted for the closure period.
Important information regarding vaccinations
In line with Victorian State Government health advice, services will only be available for fully vaccinated patrons. Currently, those under 16 years of age do not need to be vaccinated to participate.
Proof of vaccination (COVID-19 digital certificate) will be required upon entry. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination or medical exemption. Find out how you can get your COVID-19 digital certificate
We understand that some of you may not be ready to return, which is why we’re offering members a suspension period.
Health and Wellness Memberships
We are offering a four-week suspension period for our Health & Wellness members. If you do not want to reactivate your membership or cannot meet the vaccination requirements listed above and would like to remain suspended, please complete this Suspension Extension Request form. You must submit this form on or before 1 November 2021 to avoid being debited.
Our modified operating hours from Saturday 30 October are:
- Saturday 30 October: 8:00am-8:00pm
- Sunday 31 October: 8:00am-8:00pm
- Monday 1 November: 8:00am-8:00pm
- Tuesday 2 November: 8:00am-12:00pm
Normal opening hours resume from 3 November.
A few things to note before your visit:
- Toilet and change room access available.
- Bottle refill stations available.
- No session time limits.
- QR coding, ID checks and masks remain in place.
- All patrons must be fully vaccinated to participate and will be required to show proof of vaccination at each session.
- Proof of vaccination will only be accepted via mygov documentation or digital certificate.
- Face masks must be worn to and from the facility, but can be removed if completing vigorous exercise.
Contact tracing at our centre
Our centre is using the Victorian Government Contact Tracing System.
Please ensure you are ready when you visit to scan the QR Code on site and complete minor details to record your visit.
For more information relating to the Victorian Government Contact Tracing application, please visit the Service Victoria website.
Our centre will comply with any physical distancing or venue density requirements as outlined by the Victorian Government.
All spaces within the centre have been measured and density limits per space will be displayed and imposed.
In some areas, staff and visitors may be counted as they enter and exit spaces.
Signage and instructions
At our centre, you will see signage and instructions on how everyone can be COVID-safe. Hygiene and density signage will be displayed throughout the facility to help everyone with physical distancing requirements.
All facilities will comply with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements as directed by their government authority.
The Y will provide staff opportunity to attend vaccination appointments and access vaccination information.
Training for staff
All staff have completed the Department of Health COVID-safe training, as well as additional training provided by YMCA Victoria to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge to keep you safe. We have also provided additional training for specific roles to ensure all programs operate safely with venue density requirements in place.
Venue density requirements
In line with current requirements Venue Density limits based off the applicable Government Guidelines of either 1 person to 2m² or 4m² will apply to the Centre. This Density limit will be applied to the Centre as a whole, as well as all individual spaces within the Centre. All spaces within the centre have been measured and density limit per space will be displayed and imposed. In some areas staff and visitors may be counted as they enter and exit spaces.
Please remember that we must all play our part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. If a visitor does not follow our COVID-safe practices, including Venue Density requirements, they may politely be asked to leave the facility by a staff member.
Increased hygiene and cleaning
You will notice that hand sanitiser is available throughout the centre with the expectation that everyone (staff and visitors) regularly sanitises their hands.
The entire centre is cleaned regularly and in line with current requirements high touch points, such as doors, toilets and gym equipment, will be cleaned at minimum twice a day.
Staff will also be wiping down gym equipment regularly and antibacterial wipes will be available for visitors to use before and after using equipment.
Process for a confirmed case
Our staff have been trained to ensure that if there is a confirmed case at the centre, they have the tools and resources they need to close down safely. All visitors must sign in using the QR code, which allows us to contact trace those people who were at the centre. There will also be a contamination 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.