Popular Sydney beaches to reopen to groups

Randwick City Council will reopen all of its beaches which include Clovelly, Coogee, and Maroubra, as well as some ocean pools.

But Mayor Danny Said said beachgoers shouldn’t become complacent.

“The relaxation of some restrictions means we’re taking small, cautious steps towards life as we used to know it, but is not an indication that we should become complacent,” Mr Said said in a statement on Wednesday.

The barricades are now down at Coogee Beach. Picture: Damian ShawSource:News Corp Australia

It follows the council’s move in April to reopen its beaches for exercising on the sand and in the water only.

Playgrounds, outdoor gyms, basketball courts and skate parks will also open for recreational activity, as long as social distancing is observed.

“If at any point an area looks busy or full, we ask that people use common sense and use the facility at another time,” Mr Said said.

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All ocean pools will progressively reopen bar two – Wylies Baths and McIver’s Ladies Baths – due to upgrading work and staffing limitations.

AAP understands Waverley Council will reopen Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama on Friday for groups of no more than 10 people.

Bondi Beach was closed on March 21 after thousands of sunbathers crowded on the sand, sparking condemnation around the world.


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