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Otara centre updates

UPDATE: 13 April 2022

Moving to Orange

As per the Government's announcement, Auckland will be moving to the Orange setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework from 11.59pm Wednesday 13 April 2022. 

Leisure centre facilities are open, including gyms, indoor recreation programmes, pools, splash pads, spa, sauna and steam rooms.

Face masks must still be worn by everyone aged 12 and over at public facilities, except around swimming pools or while exercising.

For more information on physical distancing and face masks please visit covid19.govt.nz

Visit aucklandleisure.co.nz for current information on service availability and bookings before visiting.

 


UPDATE: 4 April 2022

Vaccination Requirement Update

From midnight on 4 April 2022, there will be no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass at our pool and leisure centres.

Masks are still required indoors in our facilities except when exercising or on poolside.

We will continue to display our QR codes at reception/front door for those who would like to keep scanning, however, scanning is not mandatory.

Please visit OurAuckland for more details about Auckland Council’s updated vaccination approach.


UPDATE: Monday 21 March

Aquatics closed, Fitness open 5.30am-7pm

Due to the recent severe weather, we have experienced some flooding in our aquatic plant room which means we will need to keep our pools closed until further notice.

We recommend you check the website and/or our Facebook page prior to visiting the centre as the services we are operating could change under short notice.


UPDATE: Monday 14 March

Great news! We're back to our normal operating hours. Please check our website below for our hours.

We recommend you check the website and/or our Facebook page prior to visiting the centre as the services we are operating could change under short notice.

 


UPDATE: Friday 4 March

Saturday 5 March - Sunday 6 March

Fitness: 1pm-5pm

Aquatics: 11am-6.45pm

Outdoor Pools: CLOSED

Customer Service: 11am-6pm

 

Monday 7 March - Friday 11 March 2022

Fitness: 9.30am-6pm

Aquatics: 9.30am-6pm

Outdoor Pools: 3pm-6pm

Customer Service: 9.30am-6pm

Recreation: Closed Monday - Friday

 

Changes to Group Fitness Timetable

No AquaHIIT, Wednesday and Friday

No BoxFIT at 6pm Wednesday

No MetaFit at 5.30pm on Monday and Wednesday

 

We recommend you check the website and/or our Facebook page prior to visiting the centre as the services we are operating could change under short notice.

 


UPDATE: Monday 28 February 2022

Changes to opening hours

Monday 28 February - Friday 4 March 2022

  • Fitness: 9.30am-6pm
  • Recreation: Closed all week
  • Aquatics: 9.30am-6pm
  • Outdoor Pools: 3pm-6pm
  • Customer Service: 9.30am-6pm

 


UPDATE: Friday 25 February 2022

Changes to opening hours

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 Feb, open 11am-7pm

  • Outdoor Pool closed
  • Gym open from 1pm-5pm.

Monday 28 February - Wednesday 2 March 2022

  • Fitness: 9.30am-6pm
  • Recreation: Closed Monday - Wednesday
  • Aquatics: 9.30am-6pm
  • Outdoor Pools: 3pm-6pm
  • Customer Service: 9.30am-6pm

Thursday 3 March onwards

Hours will be confirmed next week on our Facebook page and website.

Change to Group Fitness:

  • Wednesday and Friday, no AquaHIIT
  • Monday, MetaFit now at 5.30pm (30min earlier than normal as centre closes at 6pm)
  • Wednesday, MetaFit now at 5.30pm
  • Wednesday, no BOXFIT at 6pm

If there are any changes to these hours and services, we will update our Facebook page and website.

 


UPDATE: 25 February 2022

Friday 25 February: Aquatics area (pools/spa/sauna) CLOSED to the public.

Community Swim and Swim Gym lessons will go ahead.

 


UPDATE: 22 February 2022

Reduced hours from Tuesday 22 Feb - Sunday 28 Feb 2022

Tuesday 22 Feb - Friday 25 Feb 2022, 9.30am-6pm
Saturday 26 Feb - Sunday 28 Feb 2022, 11am-7pm

Due to a covid-19 exposure event and a number of our staff needing to isolate to keep our community safe, we are reducing our hours this week.

All group fitness classes have been cancelled during this time except for Wednesday MetaFIT at 5.30pm, and Thursday EnergyHIIT at 5.30pm.

We will update this page and our Facebook page if we need to make any changes to next week's opening hours.

Please see previous updates for details about the exposure period and information for casual contacts.

 


UPDATE: 21 February 2022

We are open from 9.30am-6pm, Tuesday 22 Feb - Friday 26 Feb 2022
Due to a covid-19 exposure event and a number of our staff needing to isolate to keep our community safe, we are reducing our hours this week.

All group fitness classes have been cancelled during this time except for Wednesday MetaFIT at 5.30pm, and Thursday EnergyHIIT at 5.30pm.

Our weekend hours remain normal, but we will update this page and our Facebook page if we need to make any changes.

Please see previous updates for details about the exposure period and information for casual contacts.


UPDATE: 20 February 2022

Monday 21 February 2022 centre CLOSED 
Due to a covid-19 exposure event and a number of our staff needing to isolate to keep our community safe, we are unable to open the centre on Monday 21 February.
We will update this alert on Monday afternoon to advise of our hours for the rest of the week. 
Please keep reading for details about the exposure period.
Exposure event details: A person has tested positive for Covid-19 and was at the centre on the following dates and times:
Monday 14 February 7am- 3.30pm
Wednesday 16 February 2.30pm- 9.15pm
All close contacts are being contacted, anyone else who visited the centre at the times and dates above should monitor for symptoms and get tested if they feel unwell.
Please keep reading for information for casual contacts.
As a Casual Contact:
  • You should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days from the above dates
  • There is no requirement that you stay at home or stay away from other people, unless you are unwell or develop symptoms
  • Seek prompt medical attention if you develop symptoms.

For the latest health advice, information and resources, visit the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website health.govt.nz/covid-19 or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, it is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Healthline has interpreters available if you would prefer to speak to someone in a different language.

Please keep an eye on this page in case anything changes as we may need to make adjustments at short notice throughout the week.

UPDATE: 19 February 2022

A positive COVID-19 case was at the centre on the following dates and times:

Monday 14 February 12.45pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 16 February 3.30pm – 9.15pm

All CLOSE contacts will be contacted by the Ministry of Health or Auckland Council and must follow all Ministry of Health guidelines.

All other people in the centre at these times are considered CASUAL contacts.

As a Casual Contact:

  • You should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days from the above dates
  • There is no requirement that you stay at home or stay away from other people, unless you are unwell or develop symptoms
  • Seek prompt medical attention if you develop symptoms.

For the latest health advice, information and resources, visit the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website health.govt.nz/covid-19 or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, it is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Healthline has interpreters available if you would prefer to speak to someone in a different language.


UPDATE: 17 February 2022

New Pool Hours 18 February - 20 February 2022

These changes are due to reduced staffing levels due to isolating and sickness.
Indoor Pools and Sauna:
Monday to Friday, 5.30am-3pm
Weekends, 11am-6.45pm
Outdoor Pools
Monday to Friday, 11am-6.30pm
Weekends, 11am-6.30pm

UPDATE: 23 January 2022

Auckland: Will move to RED in the COVID-19 Protection Framework from 11:59pm Sunday 23 January 2022

Vaccination Requirement: During RED and ORANGE, all customers aged 12 and over will be required to show their vaccine pass to staff upon entry. 

All pools and leisure centres will remain open during the RED setting of the Covid-19 protection framework.

All members, pass-holders, and swim school students should have received an email from us about our vaccination approach. It's important you read this and make sure you understand what our approach is. If you did not receive an email, please contact your local pool and leisure centre.

For more details about our interim vaccination approach, visit Our Auckland.
For up-to-date information on council services, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
For all COVID-19 information, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website

UPDATE: Wednesday 1 December 2021

» Opening Hours: may differ each week due to staffing availability, please check back for the most up-to-date opening hours.

» Important Dates

3 December: Gym opens as normal. 
Group fitness will resume at a later date. Date is TBC
6 December:
Pools open as normal including lane swimming and play swimming, spa, sauna, and outdoor pools. SwimGym will start.
13 December: Holiday Programme begins

OSCAR will not run this term.

» Limited Capacity: some smaller spaces will have a limited capacity. Where there is no capacity limit, we ask that all customers maintain 1m physical distancing from others. This includes lane space.

  • Gym - 15 people max
  • Studio 1 - 10 people max
  • Studio 2 - 40 people max
  • Aqua classes - 15 people max
  • Sauna - 1 person max
  • Spa - 10 people max

Any questions, please contact us at otarapools@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 


UPDATE: Thursday 25 November 2021

Auckland: Will move to RED in the COVID-19 Protection Framework from 11:59pm Thursday 2 December 2021

Vaccination Requirement: During RED and ORANGE, all customers aged 12 and over will be required to show their vaccine pass to staff upon entry. 

All pools and leisure centres will open on Friday 3 December in a staggered approach with gyms and group fitness opening first.
  • Memberships and passes will remain on hold until Sunday 5 December. Details on our re-opening will be announced next week.
  • Swimming lessons will start on Monday 6 December and will run until the end of term, Sunday 19 December.

All members, passholders, and swim school students should have received an email from us about our vaccination approach. It's important you read this and make sure you understand what our approach is. If you did not receive an email, please contact us at otarapools@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

For more details about our interim vaccination approach, visit Our Auckland.
For up-to-date information on council services, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
For all COVID-19 information, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website

UPDATE effective from Monday 8 November 2021

Auckland: Moving to Alert Level 3 Step 2.

Tāmaki Makaurau will move to Alert Level 3 Step 2 at 11.59 pm Tuesday 9 November 2021.
 
Our gyms and pools remain closed for now. We'll have further updates over the coming weeks.
All memberships and lessons remain on hold.
Outdoor Fitness Sessions: While our facilities are closed, some of our leisure centres are still delivering Outdoor Fitness Sessions for $10 each during Level 3. To see what classes are available near you, visit myLEISURE.
Facebook Live Group Fitness: We are also still running our FB Live Group Fitness classes in our members-only group. Join our Facebook Group here.
For details around other Auckland Council services operating at Level 3 Step 2 please visit Our Auckland for the latest updates.
For more Alert Level information, please visit the official Covid19 website.

 


 

UPDATE effective from Monday 1 November 2021

Auckland: Remains in Alert Level 3 Step 1

The government has made an in-principle decision to move Tāmaki Makaurau to Alert Level 3 Step 2 on Tuesday 9 November.
 
If we are to move stages:
  • Our centres remain closed, including the pools during Alert Level 3 Step 2.
  • Memberships and lessons remain on hold until we reopen
For up-to-date information on council services, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
For all COVID-19 information, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website – https://covid19.govt.nz/
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for daily workout inspirations that you can do safely from your bubble.

UPDATE effective from Monday 4 October 2021

Auckland: Will remain in ALERT LEVEL 3 - STEP 1

Auckland will remain in Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 5 October into Step 1 of the new phased approach. With the Government review on Monday 11 October 2021. We will have further updates next week.
All pools and leisure centres remain closed under Alert Level 3. And memberships and passes will remain on hold.
For up-to-date information on council services, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
For all COVID-19 information, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website – https://covid19.govt.nz/
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for daily workout inspirations that you can do safely from your bubble.

UPDATE effective from Monday 20 September 2021

Auckland: Will move to ALERT LEVEL 3
Rest of New Zealand: Remains in ALERT LEVEL 2

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 21 September for 2 weeks. With the Government review on Monday 4 October 2021.
The rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2.
All pools and leisure centres remain closed under Alert Level 3.
For up-to-date information on council services, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.
For all COVID-19 information, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website – https://covid19.govt.nz/

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for daily workout inspirations that you can do safely from your bubble.


UPDATE effective from Monday 13 September 2021

Auckland: Remains in ALERT LEVEL 4 
Rest of New Zealand: Remains in ALERT LEVEL 2

Auckland will remain in Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September. With the Government review on Monday 20 September 2021.
The rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2 until 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 September.
All pools and leisure centres are closed under Alert Level 4. 
Please see the following article for details around Council services under Alert Level 4.
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For all COVID-19 information, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website – https://covid19.govt.nz/
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for daily workout inspirations that you can do safely from your bubble.

UPDATE effective from Monday 30 August 2021

Auckland: Remains in ALERT LEVEL 4 

Auckland will remain in Alert Level 4 for 2 more weeks. With the Government review on Monday 13 September 2021.
All pools and leisure centres are closed under Alert Level 4. 
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for daily work out inspirations that you can do safely from your bubble.

Updated Monday 23 August 2021

Auckland: Remains at ALERT LEVEL 4 - review due on Monday 30 August
Rest of New Zealand: Remains at ALERT LEVEL 4 - review due on Thursday 26 August

Our centres will remain closed until further notice.
All memberships are currently suspended and classes and bookings cancelled.
We will be in touch with customers after the next update from the Government on Monday 30 August 2021
Take care of yourselves and your whānau, and keep moving (locally).
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for daily work out inspirations that you can do safely from your bubble.

Updated Friday 20 August 2021

Auckland: ALERT LEVEL 4 
Rest of New Zealand: ALERT LEVEL 4

Our centres will remain closed until further notice.
All memberships are currently suspended and classes and bookings cancelled.
We will be in touch with customers after the next update from the government on Monday afternoon. 
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for daily work out inspirations that you can do safely from your bubble.

Updated Tuesday 17 August 2021

Auckland: ALERT LEVEL 4 for next 7 days
Rest of New Zealand: ALERT LEVEL 4 for next 3 days

Following on from the Government announcement this evening, from 11.59pm tonight 17 August, all of New Zealand moves to Alert Level 4. The Alert Level will be reviewed after 3 days with the exception of Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau and the Coromandel Peninsula which will stay at Alert Level 4 for 7 days.
Our centre will be closed for a period of 7 days initially while we wait for further updates from the Government.

This includes:

- All pools (including spas/saunas/steam rooms)
- Group fitness classes
- Gym
- Swim Gym lessons
- Kauri Kids ECE
- All bookings and programmes (including OSCAR and term programmes)

If you have a membership with us, this will be automatically suspended until we can reopen again.


We will keep this page up-to-date with the latest information when we have it available. You can find the latest information on COVID-19 and the lockdown itself on the Ministry of Health's dedicated COVID-19 website.

Stay home and stay safe, Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa! 💙


Updated Friday 12 March 2021

Auckland: ALERT LEVEL 1
Rest of New Zealand: ALERT LEVEL 1

Auckland is back at Alert Level 1 effective from 12pm Friday 12 March 2021. This means that our centre will be back to our Level 1 standards from Saturday 13 March. While some Level 2 restrictions will be lifted from 12pm today, our staff will be working hard to get our centre back to our Level 1 standard for tomorrow.

Check out our COVID-19 customer information page FAQs.

Group Fitness members
- Take a look at the Alert Level 1 group fitness timetable here
- No need to book for classes anymore

Just a few friendly reminders too...

- Please keep practicing good hygiene
- Bring a drink bottle and towel, always - No towel = No workout!
- Wipe equipment before and after use
- If you are sick, please stay home
- and remember...please sign in using the COVID-19 tracer app or sign in at reception

 


 

Updated Friday 5 March 2021

We did it! Welcome back to Alert level 2, Auckland!

Thank you for your commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 this last week – we are happy to be reopening our doors from Sunday 7 March 2021.

Our member and staff’s health and safety are our top priority at Alert Level 2, and things will look different and we do have restrictions in place. Please see the Covid-19 page for further details.

Services Opening are:

- Out of school care 
- Kauri Kids ECE
- Gym and Fitness
- Group Fitness (from Monday 8 March)
- Stadium/recreation programmes
- Indoor Pools - Lane swimming only 
- Spa pool
- Swimgym swimming lessons

Services remaining closed are:

Sauna/Steam room

Just a few friendly reminders too...

- Please keep practicing good hygiene
- Bring a water bottle and towel, always - No towel = No workout!
- If you are sick, please stay home
- Please sign in using the COVID-19 tracer app or sign in at reception

 


Updated Saturday 27 February 2021

Auckland: ALERT LEVEL 3
Rest of New Zealand: ALERT LEVEL 2

The Government has announced that Auckland will move up to Alert Level 3 at 6am, Sunday 28 February for 7 days, therefore our centre will be closed.

This includes:

- Group fitness classes
- Gym
- Kauri Kids ECE
- Learn to Swim
- OSCAR programmes
- Pools (including spas, saunas and steam rooms)
- Recreation/Term programmes

If you have a membership with us, this will be automatically suspended until we can reopen again.

We will keep this page up-to-date with the latest information when we have it available, but for now please keep practicing good hygiene, social distancing, noting your whereabouts, wearing a mask, and getting tested if you have any symptoms. You can find the latest information on COVID-19 and the lockdown itself on the Ministry of Health's dedicated COVID-19 website.

Stay safe, Tāmaki Makaurau!


Updated Monday 22 February 2021

Welcome to Alert Level 1 Auckland!

We did it! As of Monday 22 February at 11.59pm Auckland will move to Alert level 1.

All services* are back operating as of Tuesday 23 February.

*Our Outdoor Pools close for the season on Sunday 28 February.

Check out our COVID-19 customer information page FAQs.

Group Fitness members
- Take a look at the Alert Level 1 group fitness timetable here
- No need to book for classes anymore

Just a few friendly reminders too...

- Please keep practicing good hygiene
- Bring a drink bottle and towel, always - No towel = No workout!
- Wipe equipment before and after use
- If you are sick, please stay home
- and remember...please sign in using the COVID-19 tracer app or sign in at reception

 


Wednesday 17 February 2021

Welcome to Alert level 2, Auckland!

Thank you for your commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 these last few days – we are happy to be reopening our doors from 18 February 2021.

Our member and staff’s health and safety are our top priority at Alert Level 2, and things will look different and we do have restrictions in place. Please see the Covid-19 page for further details.

Services Opening are:

- Out of school care
- Kauri Kids ECE (normal operating hours)
- Gym and Fitness
- Group Fitness 
- Stadium 
- Pools - Lane swimming only 

Services remaining closed are:

Sauna/Steam room
- Spa

Just a few friendly reminders too...

- Please keep practicing good hygiene
- Bring a water bottle and towel, always - No towel = No workout!
- If you are sick, please stay home
- Please sign in using the COVID-19 tracer app or sign in at reception