In response to the NSW Government’s further easing of restrictions, Council managed sporting clubhouses and community meeting spaces will re-open to the public on Saturday 13 June 2020. 

Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said "we know that community and sporting groups are eager to return to using their regular meeting facilitieshowever we want to ensure that we have the appropriate protocols in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread." 

"Therefore, the use of these facilities are conditional upon the NSW Health Orders and the relevant governing body guidelines." 

"In addition to Council's regular cleaning program, sporting clubs and user groups will be required to wiped down all surfaces with disinfectant after use, including tables, chairs and kitchen facilities." 

"By meeting these additional hygiene and cleaning requirements, we can help keep our community safe, healthy and active," the Mayor added.  

Sporting Clubhouses 

From this weekend, sporting groups will be permitted to use the club rooms for meetings and sporting related gatherings. Signage will be in place in each facility to communicate capacity numbers under the 4 square metre rule 

The use of fields and oval for training groups will also continue with increased group sizes of up to 20 people from tomorrow, with clubs to ensure that hygiene and physical distancing rules are followed. 

Junior and senior sporting competitions will be permitted to re-commence from 1 July 2020. 

Toilets and changerooms will remain closed until individual sporting competitions have announced their commencement dates, and Council has reinstated its regular cleaning schedule.   

Rose Street Community Centre 

The Rose Street Community Centre will also re-open this Saturday with the following physical distancing conditions in place to ensure the 4 square metre rule; 

  • Community Centre (entire area)30 people total  
  • Main area (timber floored):22 people maximum  
  • Meeting Room (carpeted):8 people maximum  

Existing user groups are required to advise Council when they intend to commence using the facility. New users can book the Rose Street Community Centre by completing the booking form. 

For more details on the latest NSW Government rules, visit 

www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules