HEALTH UPDATE

THURSDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2021
From Monday, 11 October, there are some changes to restrictions in NSW that will affect who can visit our facilities.


VACCINATION
Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to attend our pools. You will need to show proof at reception and provide it on request from authorised law enforcement officers.

If you’re not fully vaccinated you may not visit us at this time.

  • Checking In
    It is a requirement to check in on the NSW QR Code. Please show your Green Tick to staff at entry.

  • Mask Wearing
    All members and guests over the age of 13 will be required to wear a mask while in the Centre unless you are swimming or are doing strenuous exercise.

  • Good Hygiene
    Social distancing and hygiene measures must be adhered to when visiting the Centre.

  • Stay home if you are unwell
    If you are unwell; or if you are not permitted to attend under the current health orders, please do not attend.

  • Follow Team Member Advice
    All members and guests are required to follow the direction of our staff or any law enforcement officer.

  • Be Kind
    This is a challenging time for all our customers and staff. We kindly request that you are patient with team members and fellow facility users alike as we all adjust to this new normal

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.



FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Beresfield, Lambton, Mayfield, Stockton and Wallsend Swimming Centres will reopen on Monday 27 September with COVID-safe plans in place.

Those attending Newcastle’s swimming centres must reside in the Newcastle Local Government Area, or within 5km of the swimming centre. People will be required to adhere to NSW Government advice, QR code check-in, wear masks while not swimming and maintain physical distancing.

Pool visitors will be encouraged to swim and go, and all indoor and outdoor areas including grandstands, change rooms and bathrooms will be open and subject to capacity limits based on the 4sqm rule. Community sport, training programs and learn to swim lessons remain suspended.

WEDNESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2021
WE ARE OPENING!

We are excited to announce that we are opening all four pools from Monday, 27th September! This includes Lambton, Mayfield, Stockton and Wallsend.

There will be restrictions in place, we are currently working hard in the background to finalise the details and will confirm with you shortly.

Hope you’re ok, see you soon!

FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021
Lockdown Extended

As per the most announcement, we will remain closed due to the NSW Government stay at home orders being extended.

When we have more information around an opening day we will let you know right away! We really miss you and can’t wait until we can be reunited again. Until then, stay home and stay safe.

Our other pool’s scheduled re-opening dates remain unchanged so far:
Mayfield, Stockton & Wallsend: Saturday, 18 September 2021

Hope you’re keeping safe and we hope to see you soon!

THURSDAY 26TH AUGUST 2021
Lockdown Extended

As per today’s announcement, we will remain closed due to the NSW Government stay at home orders being extended.

We anticipate reopening on September 11th. We really miss you and can’t wait until we can be reunited again. Until then, stay home and stay safe.

Our other pool’s scheduled re-opening dates remain unchanged so far:
Mayfield, Stockton & Wallsend: Saturday, 18 September 2021

Hope you’re ok, see you soon!

THURSDAY 19TH AUGUST 2021

In line with the directions issued by the State Government, unfortunately we will not be opening our facility on Monday, August 23rd, instead we will view to re-open on Saturday, August 28th.

During the closure, you can still enjoy your favourite group fitness class and access plenty of fun activities for the kids to do via our online platform BFit@Home. Click here to access our virtual health & fitness site.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide further updates as required. In the meantime, should you have any questions relating to the closure, please email us at lambton@bluefit.com.au

Our other pool’s scheduled re-opening dates remain unchanged so far:
Mayfield, Stockton & Wallsend: Saturday, 18 September 2021

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The team at Lambton Pool

MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Following the announcement by the NSW Government, masks are no longer compulsory for our reception staff from Saturday, 30th January 2021.
 
Our Cafe Staff will wear face masks for the time being though.
MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Term 4 Bookings Now Open For Mayfield and Wallsend Swimming Pools!

Enrolments for our Term 4 Learn to Swim program at Mayfield & Wallsend Swimming Pools have now opened!

Only $150 for the 10-week program.* Use your $100 Active Kids Voucher and pay only $50 for a term of swimming lessons! Complete your enrolment request online by clicking the link here. 

*Fees may change depending on the number of weeks.

MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Mayfield, Stockton and Wallsend Re-Open 28th September, 2020!

We are excited to announce that the remainder of our regional pools in Mayfield, Stockton and Wallsend will commence their 2020/2021 summer season September 28th, 2020!

Opening hours as of September 28th:

Mayfield:
Monday – Sunday: 6am-6pm

Stockton:
Monday – Sunday: 6am-5pm

Wallsend:
Monday – Friday: 6am-6pm

MONDAY 24TH AUGUST 2020

We hope you are keeping well!

We are excited Lambton pool is now open for the upcoming summer season.

This season we will be helping out another local facility, The Forum, which has had to close due to urgent maintenance. The closure means they will be utilising our facility to operate its Learn to Swim and Squad programs. BlueFit Swimming will not operate for this season at Lambton so that we can accommodate these larger programs in our facilities and in turn supply vital programs to a larger portion of the Newcastle community.

We welcome and encourage our learn to swim customers to book into the Forum program at the Lambton Pool and will happily provide the Forum with your details and previous Learn to Swim level (with your permission) to make booking easier.

For those past customers that have an outstanding family credit with BlueFit Swimming due to missed lessons, we will be issuing visit passes for casual entry to our pools to accommodate these credits. Please ask at reception to receive your visit pass.

We will be running the BlueFit Swimming program at Mayfield and Wallsend on Sunday mornings to accommodate clients that prefer these locations. More information and booking dates will be provided to these customers shortly.

If you are interested in booking with The Forum Learn to Swim program at Lambton starting on Monday 12th October 2020 please email newcastle@bluefitswimming.com.au and we will help secure your place.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Newcastle Pools!

Happy swimming from the team at Newcastle Pools.

MONDAY 17TH AUGUST 2020

We are looking forward to the re-opening of Lambton Swimming Pool on August 24th, however, we will have new safety and hygiene regulations in place:

  • Strict social distancing & hygiene measures must be adhered to.
  • We have increased our cleaning routine with our team of Hygiene Heroes rostered to ensure our facility’s hygiene remains at a high standard.
  • Throughout the centre, you will see signage and instructions on how you, members, guests and staff can maintain a COVID safe facility.
  • All staff are requested to complete the Department of Health COVID-safe training.
  • The facility is professionally cleaned every night.

By working together we can ensure we will continue to operate, we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please see more with the video below.

WEDNESDAY 18th march 2020

As the COVID-19 situation progresses, our priority remains the safety of our patrons and staff. With the season due to end at most of the Newcastle Pools in late April, a decision has been made to bring forward the closure of the Lambton, Mayfield, Wallsend and Stockton Pools to close of business Sunday 22nd March.

If your child is currently enrolled in the learn to swim program, a credit will be applied to your account for next season.

For those with visit passes, we are extending the expiry date of your passes by one year.

We’d like to take the time to thank our patrons & staff who have been extraordinary through this season. We hope to see you all next summer!

Stay safe.

FRIDAY 13th march 2020

Dear members & patrons, 

We understand that with so much information relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) going around in the media, you may have concerns about how the situation is being managed at the Newcastle Pools Region, as large public facilities.

Please understand that the safety, health and well-being of our customers and staff is always our top priority. Our centre continues to be a public facility and workplace that remains safe to attend. 
At this point we will be remaining open during our regular hours and classes will not be impacted. 
We want you to feel confident when you’re using our facilities. We have and will continue to put in place a number of proactive measures to protect customers and staff well-being:

  • Hand sanitiser available throughout the facility.
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation practices throughout the centre
  • Multilingual signage relating to personal hygiene in key areas.

If you are returning from any of the affected countries, you should follow the advice of the Australian Government’s Department of Health as set out on their website.
Regular updates will be placed on this website. 

Latest Update: No staff or customers have been identified as having the virus. The facility remains safe to attend. 

 

Swimming:

Chlorinated water has a long documented history of preventing the spread of viruses, however it is important to maintain good personal hygiene at all times. This includes:

  • Showering before using the facilities
  • Washing hands after using changing facilities.
Outside The Pool:

It’s important that we all practice safe hygiene practices during this time. This includes:

  • Cleaning your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Practice cough etiquette (keep away from other people, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and clean your hands.)
Respect Those Around You:

We believe our staff and the communities we service are our family and we hope that everyone continues to behave and treat each other with the respect and dignity they deserve. 

What Next?

We are monitoring the situation closely, and should it be necessary to provide members with further communication, we will contact you via email, and if necessary via SMS. We also encourage casual users to visit our website regularly.

A detailed FAQ is available below. If you have any further questions please contact us via email at info@bluefit.com.au.

FAQs:

We have and will continue to put in place a number of proactive measures to protect customers and staff well-being:

  • Hand sanitiser available throughout the facility.
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation practices throughout the centre.
  • Multilingual signage relating to personal hygiene in key areas.
 

Staff have also been briefed on updated hygiene practices to minimise the risk to themselves and customers.

In the event of a confirmed case within the facility we will be guided by the Department of Health on our next steps. Please click here for regular updates.

If you come in contact with someone who has recently returned from one of the countries identified and you suspect they may have coronavirus we ask that you do not attend the facility for 14 days.

Yes. Chlorinated water has a long documented history of preventing the spread of viruses, however it is important to maintain good personal hygiene at all times. This includes:

  • Showering before using the facilities.
  • Washing hands after using changing facilities.