Updated Friday 15 May 2020
It’s our priority to safeguard the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
We are closely monitoring and responding to NSW Health advice in this rapidly changing environment
The Parklands remains open for exercise. With easing of restrictions from Friday 15 May, some Parklands facilities that were temporarily closed – such as our playgrounds – are able to re-open from Saturday 16 May.
In other areas, we are busy undertaking maintenance and improvement works. We look forward to welcoming you back to refreshed and safe spaces soon.
Changes to outdoor activities
Playgrounds will reopen from Saturday 16 May. Remember though that playgrounds and outdoor equipment should be used with caution. You must practise safe social distancing (1.5m) and good hand hygiene.
Outdoor social gatherings may now includes up to 10 people with physical distancing. So picnics in our beautiful Parklands are now allowed, again.
Cafes and restaurants may seat up to 10 patrons at a time, following the four-square metres per person rule, and continue to provide takeaway. See below for links to our food and beverage venues below for more direct information.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for relevant information about the Parklands playgrounds and facilities.
Monitoring COVID-19 changes
To help you follow NSW Public Health Orders around gatherings and social distancing, we’re monitoring Western Sydney Parklands visitor numbers and behaviour daily.
If numbers increase and social distancing becomes difficult, we will consider making the Parklands pedestrian-only and closing playgrounds again if necessary.
Visitors to the Parklands
Please help stop the spread.
From Saturday 16 May, you may use playgrounds or exercise equipment with caution.
It is your responsibility to:
- Regularly wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitiser solution (minimum 60% alcohol) or wipes to protect your own health and other people’s health when using public facilities including playgrounds, shelters, barbecues and toilets.
- Practise social distancing of 1.5 metres from other people and do not gather in groups of more than 10 people, including children. Please be considerate of others and give other visitors space on paths, tracks and in the parks.
- Practise cough and sneeze hygiene by covering your nose and mouth with your elbow if coughing and sneezing. Tissues should be placed in bins provided.
- Stay home and get tested if you are unwell.
If you have recently returned from overseas or have had close or casual contact with a person with COVID-19, please remember that you must self-isolate for 14 days. See NSW Health website for more details and remember to download the COVIDSafe app today
Parklands changes in response to COVID-19
- We have increased our routine cleaning schedule across our facilities including providing soap in public toilets. However, it is still your personal responsibility to practise personal hygiene, as above.
- All picnic shelter bookings have been cancelled and are closed until further notice.
- All events are cancelled.
- Weddings of more than 10 people will not go ahead.
- School excursions will not go ahead, in line with NSW Education advice. Please contact your school directly for advice on school excursions.
- Sporting events will not go ahead. Please contact your sports club or organisation directly.
- Fitness groups can continue with no more than 10 people (but remember, to allow a minimum of 1.5 metres between each person).
Venue closures and changes
The following venues will be OPEN to the public until further notice:
The following venues will be CLOSED to the public until further notice:
Please check directly with the venues if you have any questions about their operating hours or services.
Parklands staff and contractors
Parklands staff are required to practise social distancing of 1.5 metres and will be keeping a close eye on visitors to ensure Government advice is followed.
As the Parklands is our workplace, all staff meetings will adhere to social distancing requirements.
NSW Police have declared that they will be officially monitoring and enforcing Government protocols, supported by Park staff when necessary.
Staff will also follow hygiene rules around handwashing and the use of hand sanitiser or wipes, will stay home if they feel unwell; and will self-isolate if they have recently returned from overseas or have come in close or casual contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
For more information
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions or please get in contact with us via: email@example.com
We will continue to provide you with updates as Government and Health advice changes and will ensure that we continue to provide a quality Parklands 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