The City of Greater Bendigo has shut down its pools and indoor sports centres to reduce the spread of COVID-19, in line with the latest rules from the Victorian government.
Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre, Faith Leech Aquatic Centre, Peter Krenz Leisure Centre, Bendigo East pool, Long Gully Splash Park and Bendigo Stadium have closed.
The shutdown will last until at least April 13, although it could extend beyond this date.
This means the Faith Leech Aquatic Centre and the Long Gully Splash Park will not reopen until next season.
Gurri Wanyarra, the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre and Bendigo East pool will contact members about suspending their memberships.
Members of the Faith Leech Aquatic Centre will have the remaining seven weeks of the season deducted from next season's ticket cost.
Meanwhile, the Bendigo Animal Relief Centre will remain open, but strictly by appointment.
Those who wish to adopt an animal or reclaim a pet must phone in advance.
All adoption fees and lost pet infringements will be paid by card over the phone, as cash is no longer accepted.
Residents who want to surrender a pet are urged to hold off and ask a family member or friend for help.
BARC can be contacted on 5441 2209.
These latest measures follow the closure of the City of Greater Bendigo's customer service centres, visitor information centres and the Bendigo Art Gallery last week.
Parents are also advised to avoid taking children to playgrounds at this time, but if they insist on doing so, should take sanitiser or soap and water to wash hands.
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