Graham Condon, Jellie Park, Taiora QEII, Pioneer, Cowles and Nga Puna Wai are all open. Here's a snapshot of the current status of our services.

Our services may be operating slightly differently than normal

To help keep everyone safe, please stay at home if you or anyone in your house is unwell.

We encourage you to download the NZ COVID Tracer app(external link).

Group fitness classes (including spin and aquafit) will continue to be bookable. Capacity numbers have been increased and new virtual classes have been added to provide you with more choice. 

Book online now, or phone 03 941 8999 to book through our call centre.

Tumbletimes no longer requires a booking.

Swimsmart, gymnastics, sport groups and the Southern Centre – the standard booking process applies.


There’s no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs.

Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.

We’re following guidelines from the Government, Exercise NZ, Sport NZ and Worksafe for Alert Level 1, and have protocols in place to ensure your safety. These include:

  • Contact tracing QR codes at the entrances
  • Booking process will continue for all group fitness classes (including spin and aquafit)
  • Regular deep cleaning and regular cleaning of high-touch areas 

Cleaning and hygiene

  • We’ll be ‘misting’ our Recreation and Sport centres using a water-based aerosol sanitiser called Zoono, to provide a barrier to stop the virus surviving on surfaces
  • We have cleaning solutions available to customers in the gyms so they can wipe down equipment after use
  • We'll continue the increase daily cleaning of public areas
  • We have COVID-19 signage in place to remind people to follow good hygiene practices, including washing hands 

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

  • If you are sick or are feeling unwell, please stay at home
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and dry thoroughly
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Keep track of where you have been by using the Government Covid tracer app (external link)

Mask and gloves

It’s your personal choice whether you wear a mask or gloves.

Contact tracing

All customers are encouraged to use the Government Covid Tracer app(external link).

With your smartphone, simply scan the QR code at the entrance to the facility. You don’t need to scan on the way out.

Caregivers of young children can simply scan themselves in once for their children.

Contact tracing information is kept private and secure and will only be used by the Ministry of Health if needed.


EFTPOS and cash transactions will be accepted.

Flexi membership payments

Flexi membership payments will continue. From October 1 we are introducing a new weekly Flexi payment option to provide members with greater payment flexibility and choice. To find out more, speak to a team member at reception or email

Freezing memberships

We understand if you choose to freeze your membership and will continue to offer various options to freeze or extend your membership.

You can freeze your membership until you want to return by filling out the freeze form(external link), emailing us at or speak to a team member at reception

Swimsmart membership

Please refer to Swim Education section.

Opening hours

Opening hours will be remain unchanged. Please check your Rec & Sport Centre(external link) for opening hours.

Arriving at a centre

All customers are encouraged to use the Government Covid Tracer app(external link) to keep yourself and others safe. With your smartphone, simply scan the QR code at the entrance to the facility. You don’t need to scan on the way out.

Caregivers of young children can simply scan themselves in once for their children.

Swimsmart lessons

We have gone through an extensive review process to create a new Swimsmart programme that allows us to move between COVID-19 Alert Levels 1 and 2 without disruption to our lessons.

This means that all lessons, for all levels, including Bubbletimes, Sleepytimes and adult lessons are running.

 If you have any questions, please speak to a team member at reception or email

Gymnastics classes

All Gymnastics classes are running and there are class spaces available. If you have any questions, or to enrol, call us on 03 941 8999 or email

Tumbletimes sessions

All Tumbletimes sessions are running as normal. Please check our Tumbletimes page(external link) for details of class locations and times.

We will have limited small equipment available and there’s plenty of large gym equipment to have fun with.


The Southern Centre is open.

You can bring up to 10 children (or adults) with a support adult.

Please wait in the area outside the Southern Centre and staff will let you know when you can enter the room. The stairs and lift can be used.

 It’s your personal choice whether you decide to wear a mask or gloves


Please email

Phone the Southern Centre on 03 941 7016 or the Council’s Contact Centre on 03 941 8999.


All of the big pieces will be out, but there may be some restrictions on the smaller pieces to ensure they can be cleaned properly between sessions. Equipment will be cleaned between each session.

Our sports fields are open.

 Please refer to your Regional Sports Organisation for guidance on training and games.

All facilities are open. 

Please contact with any queries.

Bookings are essential 

You can book your sessions online at link)


Our campgrounds at Spencer Beach Holiday Park(external link), Duvauchelles Holiday Park(external link), Okains Bay(external link) and Pigeon Bay are all taking new bookings.

If you have questions you can call the campgrounds directly or submit an online enquiry through the campground’s website.


You must book and pay online for all campgrounds except Pigeon Bay which is operating with a deposit box for casual campers and online payments for annual site holders.

Keeping you safe

We are cleaning frequently in line with the Government’s Alert Level 1 guidelines.

Hand sanitiser dispensers are available outside amenity blocks. Disinfectant spray will be available to campers in shared spaces to wipe down surfaces.

You will receive additional information in the booking confirmation email with guidelines for keeping safe.