OPERATING HOURS (until further notice)

  • Monday to Friday: 8.15am to 9.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 7.15am to 7.00pm

PRICES

The following casual prices will apply:

  • Gym session (75 mins): $8.15
  • Gym session (75 mins - Concession): $7.65

To place a booking for a gym session at the Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre, please click on the Book Now button below and follow the prompts.

Membership reactivations and new memberships are now available. Please visit https://northcote.ymca.org.au/memberships/membership-information to reactivate your membership or https://northcote.ymca.org.au/memberships to complete a form for a membership enquiry.

Please ensure you arrive prepared for your activity. This includes bringing a towel, water bottle and warm clothes.

Please do not visit the centre if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, tiredness, cold, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or headache. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention and be checked for COVID-19 at one of the testing stations across the state.

For details on modifying your booking, please see our Support Guide.

To ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, we have implemented a number of changes to make your return to our centre is as smooth as possible. Please read the information below for more information on these changes and requirements.

  • Bookings can only be made two days in advance. Booking slots will be released online daily at 7:00am.
  • No Towel, No workout.
  • Sessions are 75-minutes, followed by 15-minutes to exit the facility and allow staff to undertake cleaning. 
  • All Group Fitness classes are 45 minutes
  • All staff directions and signage must be strictly adhered to.
  • Participants are not to attend the gym or classes if they are unwell or have any symptoms of the virus i.e. Fever, headache, and cough.
  • Participants are not to attend the gym or classes if they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Equipment must be cleaned prior to use and after use.
  • Equipment is not to be shared during Group Fitness classes.
  • Participants must bring own mats.
  • Participants must bring their own water bottle; drink fountains will only be available to re-fill bottles.
  • Face masks must be carried and worn when unable to maintain safe spacing of 1.5m.
  • Participants must maintain social distancing, follow directional signage and leave as soon as their session is complete, and equipment cleaned and put away if applicable.
  • Change Rooms including toilets and showers will be open however, have strict capacity limits. We strongly encourage users to come to the facility ready to swim and only use the change rooms when necessary. When using the change rooms please ensure you maintain 1.5 metres from one another.
  • Participants must exit the facility prior to their session end time and will be reminded to do so by staff, allowing sufficient time to exit the facility.
  • Temperature checks are no longer required upon entry as per Victorian Government guidelines.
 
  • Staff Training

    All staff have completed the Department of Health COVID-safe training, as well as additional training provided by YMCA Victoria to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge to keep you safe. We have also provided additional training for specific roles to ensure all programs operate safely with social distancing requirements in place.

  • Booking online
    To ensure we are following the government’s health guidelines, there will be a restricted number of people allowed within a space at any given time. So no one misses out, we have set up an online booking system where you can select a session time that suits you and pay immediately to secure your place.

    Unfortunately our team is unable to amend or place bookings over the phone if we are already fully booked. We ask that you please only contact us regarding bookings if you are having technical difficulties, are unable to use the online system, or are seeking a priority booking for health care cardholders, older adults, people with a disability or people that are using the pool for rehabilitation purposes. 

    At this time, membership payments will not resume. You will be given notice prior to your direct debits recommencing. 

    Please ensure you arrive prepared for your activity. This includes bringing a towel, water bottle and warm clothes.

  • Wearing a face mask in centre
    The current government restrictions no longer require Victorians to wear a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth when they leave their home. To ensure we align to all government requirements, we ask that all visitors and patrons continue to carry a face mask with them at all times when inside our centre. Although face masks are no longer mandatory for members of the public in our facilities - they are recommended by the government where social distancing can not be maintained. This could include while moving about the centre, waiting at the front desk or on pool deck during swimming lessons.
     
    If you are unsure of when you should wear a mask, please ask one of our friendly staff who will be able to provide you with the correct guidance.
  • Signage and instructions

    Once you are inside the centre, you will see signage and instructions on how staff and visitors can be COVID-safe. Hygiene signage and floor, seat and bench stickers will be displayed throughout the facility to help everyone with physical distancing requirements.

  • Social distancing in centre

    A safe distance of 1.5 metres between people will be required throughout the centre and programs. All spaces within the centre have been measured and density quotient restrictions per space will be enforced. Staff and visitors will be counted as they enter and exit spaces, and some seats and equipment have been removed to ensure social distancing is possible.

    Please remember that we must all play our part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. If a visitor does not follow our COVID-safe practices, including social distancing requirements, they may politely be asked to leave the facility by a staff member.

  • Hygiene and cleaning

    When you arrive at the facility, the first thing you will notice is hand sanitiser at all entry and exit points, with the expectation that everyone (staff and visitors) sanitise their hands before entering. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the centre and in bathrooms. 

    The entire facility will be cleaned every 24 hours and high touch points, such as doors, toilets and gym equipment, will be cleaned regularly throughout the day. Staff will also be wiping down gym equipment regularly and antibacterial wipes will be available for visitors to use before and after using equipment.

  • Our 8-step plan for a confirmed case

    Our staff have been trained to ensure that if there is a confirmed case at the centre, they have the tools and resources they need to close down safely. All visitors will have to sign in at reception when they attend their session, which allows us to contact trace those people who were at the centre. There will also be a contamination clean prior to reopening. 

    Please do not visit the centre if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, tiredness, cold, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or headache. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention and be checked for COVID-19 at one of the testing stations across the state.

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