The COVID-19 Summer Action Plan for Outdoor Public Spaces supports NSW Public Health Orders and recommendations and provides a framework for how Council will work with NSW Police, Surf Lifesaving and other authorities over summer.

It details proactive measures Council will implement including:

  • establishing a Beach Safety Working Group with key stakeholders to deliver a coordinated response
  • additional flagged areas to reduce crowd density
  • increasing cleansing of public places
  • monitoring by rangers and lifeguards with reminders of social distancing and crowd gathering restrictions
  • ongoing review of parking restrictions
  • and consistent communication through onsite signage, website, lifeguard announcements and other digital and social channels.

The Plan also details how Council will apply a staged response based on actual and forecasted crowd levels at beaches, considering crowd densities calculated for each beach when social distancing restrictions are applied.  

Read the COVID Summer Action Plan in full