Long weekend beach safety in everyone’s hands

02 Oct 2020

Ahead of the October long weekend, locals and visitors to Newcastle are encouraged to be mindful of COVID-19 safety while enjoying the City’s beaches and ocean baths.

While the usual beach management practices apply including swimming between the flags and observing the instructions of lifeguards, people are encouraged to maintain 1.5 metres or a towel length between others.

This weekend COVID Safe Beach Marshals will patrol local beaches and baths to educate the community about requirements under the Public Health Order, monitor crowd sizes and promote water safety.

People are asked to limit gatherings to 20 people or less when outdoors and to avoid crowded areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Once you’ve had your swim, surf and play we encourage you to pack up to ensure there is space at the beach for others.

If everyone follows the safety measures set out in the Public Health Order, the community will be able to enjoy Newcastle’s beautiful beaches and the predicted warm weather safely.