COVID-19 Brings Early End to Pool Season
The South Taranaki District free community pool season is ending a couple of days earlier than usual thanks to Covid-19, says STDC recreation and facilities manager Phil Waite. “Unfortunately, at Level 2 we have to close our free community pools because we can’t safely meet the physical distancing requirements. We were scheduled to close the season on Monday 8 March, but because we aren’t going back to Level 1 until Sunday 7 March at the earliest, we made the decision to call an early end to the community/rural pools season,” he says. “While this is disappointing we know that you will understand our first priority is public safety. Regrettably this also means our annual Dog Splash Day usually held at Kaponga Pool is cancelled,” says Mr Waite.
The Hāwera Aquatic Centre remains open but is restricted to lane swimming and structured programmes only.