Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Please read the following important information regarding COVID-19We are working to ensure that Somerville Recreation Centre remains a safe place to visit and work. The health and safety of our community is our main priority. We always uphold a high standard of hygiene within the centre, and we are taking extra precautions during this time.
We hope you will do what you can to take care of yourself and those around you. We also encourage you to use and support our community facility with confidence while it is safe to do so.
Please see the latest updates on the situation below.
Remember if you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of the flu, cough or cold to please remain away from the centre until you are feeling 100%.
Somerville Recreation Centre is open again!
Please check the homepage for our operational hours.
To read our COVIDSafe Plan, click on the link below.
Update - 18/11/2021
Re-Opening Stage DAs we reach a new state vaccination milestone, further restrictions will ease from tomorrow, Friday 19 November🎉
As part of the State Government restriction changes;
- Proof of vaccination must be shown for all visitors aged 12 years & 2 months or older. Click here for how to provide proof of vaccination.
- Masks are no longer mandatory in our venue. However, we ask you to please carry a mask and wear it when you cannot physically distance.
- Remember to continue to check-in via the Services VIC app upon entry. Read more here VIC Government
While we wait for restrictions to ease further, memberships can be placed on free suspension for those who may not be able to or wish to not return to our venue at this time. Please contact the centre should you wish to extend this.
Update - 10/11/2021
Changes to showing proof of your vaccination exemptionFrom 6pm on 12 November, there will be changes across the State to show your vaccination medical exception.
Following the directive from the Government, you can no longer use a medical certificate as evidence of COVID-19 vaccination exemption.
If you can’t get any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines for medical reasons, your doctor needs to update your record on the Australian Immunisation Register to show that you have a medical exemption.
Once your exemption has been processed, you can download or print your COVID-19 digital certificate.
You can choose whether to add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app for use when you check in using Victorian Government QR Code Service, or you can show your immunisation history statement to our staff upon entry.
You must show a valid photo ID along with your proof of medical exemption.
Your doctor can print a copy of your immunisation history statement for you, or you can download it from myGov.
Our staff will be asking to see your COVID-19 digital certificate upon entry.
Learn more https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-vaccine-certificate#showing-proof-of-your-vaccination-exemption
No Jab? No Worries – while we wait for restrictions to ease further, memberships can be placed on free suspension for those who may not be able to or wish to not return to our venue at this time.
To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page.
Thank you for your patience as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.
Update - 26/10/2021
Following the latest State Government announcement, lockdown restrictions have been eased and the Centre will be re-opening on Wednesday 3 November 2021.
We are super excited to see you again!
Patrons should be aware of the following conditions that remain in force:
- All patrons aged 16 or older must present proof of their vaccination status on arrival. Double vaccination must be sighted by our Covid Marshal for entry. This applies to community sport participants as well as group fitness members.
- Your membership suspension will be lifted automatically on 3 November. If you do not want this to occur as you are unable to attend the Centre, please contact our team immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions Expand all
What are we doing to minimise health risks in-Centre?
The Centre will be vigilant in implementing infection control procedures including daily cleaning in accordance with normal protocols, the promotion of healthy hygiene habits and will make hand sanitiser available for staff and patrons to use while using the Centre.
What information and advice will help our members?
For now, the best advice is to follow some simple steps to help slow the spread of the virus and to reduce the risk of infection.
Follow the information and tips to help improve your safety and wellbeing, from Department of Health website
If I have or am undergoing a period of self-isolation, what happens to my membership?
If you are showing symptoms or have been recommended by a Health Professional to self isolate, you should be staying at home and minimising contact with others. Please contact the Centre team to discuss managing your membership where you are uncertain of your options.