COVID-19 information and updates
Updated 18 October 2021
Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at Parramatta Park. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice in this rapidly changing environment and putting in place measures to protect our community during these challenging times.
The NSW Government is easing COVID-19 restrictions for community members who are fully vaccinated. From 12.01am on Monday 18 October, small outdoor gatherings and recreation is permitted in Parramatta Park with up to 50 fully vaccinated people (2-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated). Masks are longer required in outdoor settings for fully vaccinated adults. Mask wearing will be mandatory in all indoor public settings outside your home. People under the age of 16 who are not fully vaccinated are allowed unaccompanied in all outdoor settings.
Proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID will need to be shown if asked by Police who will be patrolling the Park to enforce COVID-restrictions, including gatherings and social distancing.
We urge visitors to ensure they stay informed and comply with the latest NSW Health orders.
Pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic
A pop-up, walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic was set up at Coleman Oval in Parramatta Park on Tuesday 17 August 2021. The clinic is open 6:30am-5pm, seven days a week.
The pop-up clinic will help relieve pressure on the COVID-19 testing clinic at Westmead Hospital and was requested by NSW Health.
The clinic will be open for at least one month and could remain at the oval for up to three months.
Coleman Oval was identified as a suitable location for the clinic due to its proximity to Westmead Hospital, its size and its accessibility from external streets to minimise the impact on other areas of the park and maintain distance from other park users.
The latest advice
- The one person per four square metre rule is again enforced in all parks.
- Practise safe social distancing (1.5m) and wear a face mask in situations where this is not possible.
- Wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitiser regularly.
- It's encouraged to practise safe social distancing (1.5m) with people you don’t live with and maintain good hand hygiene.
- If you have visited one of the identified venues on the NSW Health list and have been asked to self-isolate or have any cold or flu symptoms please respect NSW Health advice and delay your visit.
Thank you for following NSW Health Guidelines so we can continue to keep our Park and playgrounds open for you to enjoy.
- NSW Health listfor current COVID-19 locations and venues.
- COVID-19 safety plan.
- NSW Government COVID-19 website for more details.
- Download the COVIDSafe app today.
Be COVID-19 safe
To keep yourself and others safe, remember to:
- Use playground or exercise equipment with caution.
- Regularly wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitiser solution (minimum 60% alcohol) or wipes when using public facilities.
- Practise cough and sneeze hygiene by covering your nose and mouth with your elbow. Tissues should be placed in bins provided.
- Stay home and get tested if you are unwell.
Park staff and contractors
Park staff are required to practise safe social distancing and will be keeping a close eye on visitors to ensure the Health Orders are followed.
Staff will also follow hygiene rules and stay home if they feel unwell or have come in close or casual contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
NSW Police have declared that they will be officially monitoring and enforcing Government protocols, supported by Park staff when necessary.
Venue closures and changes
- BBQ facilities are reopening Weds 20 October.
- No new shelter bookings can be made until further notice.
Please check directly with the following park venues about operating hours and services:
For more information
For more information, email us via: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9895 7500.
We would like to thank all visitors and staff for their patience during this time. We will endeavour to provide updates on this website, as and when they are available.
Please stay safe during this time, and for key information on COVID-19 in NSW, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.