Ready to make a splash: Forbes pool to open October 1

The Forbes Olympic Pool will open October 1, Forbes Shire Council has announced.
The Forbes Olympic Pool will open October 1, Forbes Shire Council has announced.

The long weekend is on the way and there's an announcement a lot of Forbes residents have been waiting for: the Olympic pool will open on October 1.

Mayor Phyllis Miller made the announcement on the Forbes Shire Council Facebook page.

"It certainly will be open under different conditions than it ever has been," she advised.

"You'll have a COVID-safe plan, but let's all get outdoors - we're safer outdoors than indoors and you're going to have a fantastic time with the pool open."

The Forbes Olympic Pool Facebook page advises some of those rules include:

  • All patrons will need to check in to the venue
  • Physical distancing of 1.5m must be adhered to
  • Capacity limits are in place, one person per four square metres indoors and one person per two square metres outdoors.
  • Wear a face mask indoors

Learn to swim and squad program will reopen at 80 per cent vaccination rates.

If you are not feeling well do not enter the venue: get tested for Covid-19 and then isolate until you receive a negative result.