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COVID-19 FAQs

Need to know more? See below for answers to our most frequently asked questions:

Are the Parklands open?

Yes, the Park currently remains open for exercise.

We are pleased to advise our playgrounds will reopen from Saturday 16 May but should be used with caution.

The easing of restrictions on outdoor social gatherings means groups of up to 10 people including children can gather in park/lands with physical distancing. 

Cafes and restaurants will also be able to seat 10 patrons at a time, following the four-square metres per person rule and continue to provide takeaway. Visit our food venues directly for their trading changes.

Visitors and staff must adhere to NSW Health COVID-19 guidelines, including staying 1.5 metres from other people and not gathering in groups of more than 10 people, including children.

The Trust will continue to notify visitors and the community of any closures on our website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Can I have a picnic?

Yes, so long as it is with up to 10 people in total including children.

Remember to maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres and get tested and stay home if you are unwell.

Can I use the playground?

Yes, with caution.

You can use outdoor exercise and playground equipment in Parramatta Park/Western Sydney Parklands from Saturday 16 May 2020, but with caution.

  • Wash your hands before and after you use this equipment.
  • Assume the person who has used the equipment before you has the virus.
  • Do not go out if you’re sick and maintain physical distancing.
  • Remember that the public gathering rule of no more than a total of 10 people still applies, this includes children.

Rangers will monitor the number of visitors within the playgrounds and may be required to close them if physical distancing becomes difficult. Fences will be kept in place to allow the Rangers to do so if necessary.

Does the public gathering rule about 10 people include children?

Yes, the 10 people ruling for outdoor gatherings includes adults and children. Everyone must also follow the social distancing rules.

Can I eat and drink at cafes and restaurants?

Cafes and restaurants will be able to seat 10 patrons at a time, following the four-square metres per person rule.

Please check out our food venues directly for any changed trading conditions.

Can I train outdoors with up to 10 people?

Yes, you can continue to do exercise outdoors.

Approved personal trainers can resume their training up to 10 people, but must maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres

Get tested and stay home if you are unwell.

Find out more about Personal Training in the Parklands.

Can I go cycling in the Parklands?

Yes, cycling in the Park is permitted. However, you need to follow 1.5m social distancing guidelines. Cycling NSW recommends the rule of two cyclists with safe social distancing.

Is Wylde Mountain Bike Trail open?

Wylde Mountain Bike Trail is currently operational. However, you still need to follow 1.5m social distancing guidelines. Cycling NSW has recommended the rule of two recommends the rule of two cyclists with safe social distancing.

Advice on whether the trail is open, closed or undergoing maintenance can be found on the Wylde Mountain Bike Facebook group.

Can I use the barbecues in the Parklands?

Yes, BBQs are available free of charge. Please follow NSW Health Orders for safe social distancing and hygiene. Wash your hands before and after using barbecues and thoroughly clean equipment.

Can I bring/walk my dog?

Yes, registered dog breeds are allowed in the Parklands and must be on-leash (except in the off-leash dog parks including Warrigal Run at Bungarribee and Shale Hills Dog Park).

Visitors are required to observe NSW Health’s 1.5 metre social distancing requirements and must not congregate in groups larger than 10 people, including children.

Can I drink from the water fountains in the Park?

Public water fountains are safe to drink from, however the surfaces around the fountain including the spout and button/lever could pose a transmission risk for COVID-19 and other germs. At this stage, it is not certain how long viruses that cause COVID-19 survive on surfaces.

NSW Health recommends that you do not place your mouth on the spout of a water fountain. Test the water flow and let the water run for a few seconds before drinking the water without putting your mouth or lips on the spout.

If the fountain requires you to push a button or lever, clean the surface first or use your elbow. Clean your hands afterwards with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Where can I get more information?

For more information please get in contact with us via: info@wspt.nsw.gov.au
We will continue to provide you with updates as Government and Health advice changes and will ensure that we continue to provide a quality Park experience for our visitors. 
Please stay safe during this time, and for key information on COVID-19 in NSW, visit the NSW Health COVID-19 website or NSW Government's COVID-19 Community Advice website or phone the Service NSW 24/7 hotline on 13 77 88.

See FAQs about what rules will be changing in NSW from Friday 15 May and and remember to download the COVIDSafe app today.

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