As Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, we are excited for community sport to recommence and recreation facilities to open up. Here are a few ideas on how you can have fun and get active in Boroondara this summer, while staying COVID-19 safe.
Leisure and aquatic facilities
If you’re keen to hit the gym for a workout or dive into the pool, we encourage you to check out one of our three leisure and aquatic facilities.
Due to COVID-19, additional health and wellbeing measures are in place to protect the community.
Join a local sports team
Organised sport is a fantastic way to keep active and make connections. There’s a great range of sporting clubs and exercise groups for people of all ages, abilities and interests.
Visit sporting clubs.
Skate and BMX parks
Our skate and BMX parks are great for skateboarding, scootering, and BMX track riding for all ages and abilities.
Visit skate and BMX parks.
Hit the local trails
Five shared walking and bike paths are the perfect place to enjoy nature, jog or cycle all year round.
Visit cycling and walking.
Remember to follow the Victorian Government’s social distancing guidelines and practise good hygiene at all times to protect not only your health and wellbeing, but those around you.
Staying safe around water
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, essential swimming and water safety programs for the community have not been possible. These programs teach children vital lifesaving survival skills.
YMCA has a modified learn-to-swim program so children can get back in the water in a fun and safe way.
Top water safety tips from Royal Life Saving Australia:
- Children must always be supervised. Don’t assume at a social event that someone else is supervising.
- Most drowning deaths occur when a caregiver’s attention is divided. Nominate a designated ‘child supervisor’ and rotate the supervision.
- Buckets, bathtubs, eskies (coolers), fountains, fishponds, drains, inflatable pools, and even pet bowls pose a major drowning risk. It is crucial these are emptied, covered and put away – not left to fill up with water.
For more information, visit Boroondara Leisure.