Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre to reopen on Monday

UPDATE Sunday 6pm: Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre will reopen tomorrow Monday, September 14 at 6am.

NSW Health advised that anyone who visited the centre between 11.30am and 1.30pm on Friday, September 4 should continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

A person who visited the centre at that time tested positively to the virus on Friday, September 11.

Council staff, who were also at the facility on September 4 and elected to undertake COVID-19 testing, have received negative test results.

A deep clean of the centre will be completed today [Sunday], so that the centre will be ready to reopen tomorrow.

Friday, 6pm: The Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre has been closed until further notice after a person who visited the centre on Friday, September 4 has tested positive to COVID-19.

The centre will be deep cleaned. NSW Health notified Blue Mountains Council late on Friday, September 11 of the positive case.

The Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre has been closed due to a COVID-19 case.

The Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre has been closed due to a COVID-19 case.

A council spokeswoman said they had started notifying staff and members of the community who were registered as being on-site at the facility on that day.

NSW Health has ordered those who were at the centre between 11.30am and 1.30pm on September 4 to quarantine until Friday, September 18.

Mayor Mark Greenhill said: "My immediate concern is for the community and council staff who may have been present at the facility on that day. My thoughts are with them. This will be a nervous time.

"Our team will be giving them every support possible and liaising with NSW Health throughout the quarantine period.

"We take this matter extremely seriously."

A COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic is available at Blue Mountains Hospital, and can be access via Woodlands Road Katoomba. Opening hours are 9am-12.30pm and 1pm-4pm 7 days per week.

For more information on COVID-19 clinics, visit the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District website.

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