WAGGA WAGGA City Council is set to introduce a range of new restrictions across services and facilities around town in light of new public health orders.
From Monday, only fully-vaccinated residents over the age of 16 will be able to enter some businesses operated by council.
This includes the Oasis Aquatic Centre, City Library, Riverina Regional Library, the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, the Museum of the Riverina, the Visitor Information Centre and the Cemetery Office.
Residents must also be fully-vaccinated to visit the Civic Theatre however those under the age of 16 who are unvaccinated can enter if accompanied by someone who is double-jabbed and a member of their household.
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Council's general manager Peter Thompson said visitors to these facilities will have to show proof of their vaccination status, which can be done through a digital COVID-19 certificate on your phone or through a printed immunisation statement from Medicare.
"Proof of vaccination will be required at the entrance to these facilities from people aged over 16," Mr Thompson said.
"We ask for the community's understanding and support as council implements these required restrictions."
In addition to the new entrance requirement, the Oasic Aquatic Centre will also be implementing restrictions on who can use the indoor pool facilities.
As of Monday the indoor pool will only be open for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming and rehab activities.
Centre manager Maurice Eames said this is to ensure a "safe and enjoyable experience for all".
"There will be no general swimming or 'splash and fun' in the main indoor pool," Mr Eames said.
"Our two indoor toddler pools and the leisure pool will be closed to the general public, but people will still be able to use the outdoor pool for swimming and 'splash and fun'."
All other non-critical Wagga businesses, including pubs, cafes and restaurants, will also be requiring customers to be fully-vaccinated under the new roadmap announced by the NSW Government on Thursday.
The roadmap brings all of NSW under the same restrictions after the state hit the 70 per cent milestone.
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