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Libraries, pools and art galleries reopen under Alert Level 2 – but with restrictions.

Jelly Park Pool Alert in Christchurch has reopened under Level 2 but with some restrictions.  Third Instructor Marika Mann wears a face mask while swimming.

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Jelly Park Pool Alert in Christchurch has reopened under Level 2 but with some restrictions. Third Instructor Marika Mann wears a face mask while swimming.

There was a man with a mask and a swimming lesson on Christchurch’s pools after the reopening of public facilities across the city under Alert Level 2 restrictions.

Libraries, playgrounds and art galleries have seen people come back after relaxing the rules of Code 19, albeit with minor adjustments.

All libraries reopened to the public on Thursday, but with a limited number of two-meter social distance rules, mandatory scanning or signing, and a limited number of people wearing face masks.

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Turanga manager Chris Hee said Wednesday was an extra day to prepare for the easing of restrictions and that the first day of reopening was “very straightforward”.

“It was great to see the return of the comrades and the beginning of the return of the people.”

Visitors generally followed the rules, except for occasional reminders to wear wine.

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“We doubt we’ll start seeing people grow over the weekend.”

Facilities at Jelly Park, Graham Condon, Pioneer, Taura QEII and Cowles Stadium all reopened on the playgrounds with a limit of 100 people and a distance of two meters.

The Tricolor Library in central Christchurch also opened its doors, while visitors kept a distance of two meters from each other.

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The Tricolor Library in central Christchurch also opened its doors, while visitors kept a distance of two meters from each other.

Swimming pools were limited in number, lanes were limited to one person per lane and swimming was limited to 30 minutes, and only one parent or caregiver was allowed for children’s lessons.

Under Alert Level 2, Jelly Park Spa, Graham Condon Main Pool recreation area and other steam rooms and saunas are not available, while amusement pools have no waves.

One person per lane ban has been introduced while pool alerts are reopened under Level 2.  Gabriel Rubin, 15, does some laps.

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One person per lane ban has been introduced while pool alerts are reopened under Level 2. Gabriel Rubin, 15, does some laps.

Nigel Cox, head of entertainment, sports and events at Christchurch City Council, said there was no need for additional staff except for security at leisure and sports centers to sign Level 2 laws such as.

Cox said that although there was a limit of 100 people on the outfield, there was a new need for indoor bubbles of up to 50 people, which was different from the previous year.

Library visitors must sign in for contact tracing.

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Library visitors must sign in for contact tracing.

“People have been comfortable with understanding, adjusting and for the most part with the steps taken.”

People did not have to wait in the fitness areas, while there was a booking system for classes such as group fitness and children’s tumble time sessions to manage the numbers.

“Overall [we’re] Cox said he was relieved and happy with the way people responded today.

Tricolor manager Chris Hee says it's the first day of reopening

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Tricolor manager Chris Hee says the first day of reopening was “straight ahead” and most people followed the rules.

Christchurch Art Gallery, T Poona A. Viehte welcomed guests on Thursday with physical distance, contact tracking and additional cleaning measures.

Although some public events were held while it was difficult to limit numbers and maintain distance, two new exhibitions were to be held with new postponed dates.

Hellzapoppin ‘!: The Art of the Flying Nun. And Toga Mo speaks. Both were scheduled to open in late August, but were postponed until further notice by local togan artist Clemeau Inga Stone Mika.

Masks are also required for all indoor areas.

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Masks are also required for all indoor areas.

during this, That Poona Timwana. Hot pools in New Brighton took advantage of mandatory closures during Alert Levels 3 and 4 and carried out maintenance work and remained closed until September 20.

Bookings made during the closing period will be automatically stopped, and membership will be held when the pool reopens.

People can re-book by emailing [email protected]

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