Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Our Response

Following the guidance of State and Federal authorities, Five Dock Leisure Centre will have all areas open for operations as of the 1 July 2020. The health and safety of our members remains our top priority and we will be continuously monitoring the situation. We would like to thank you all for your patience and support, and we ask that you continue to practice good hygiene and social distance from others to help keep the community safe. 

We will continue to monitor and respond to the situation as it changes, notifying members of any important changes to our service as they occur.

Program Areas


  • Our current philosophy for sports is 'arrive, have fun playing sport, leave'
  • 1 July stadium reopens, 6 July Futsal competitions recommences, 9 July Basketball competitions recommences and 21 & 23 July Netball competitions recommence
  • Increased cleaning by our contractors and staff
  • Participants to come prepared and dressed for their activity
  • It is recommended you shower at home before and after attending FDLC
  • Participants should gradually return to training/competition to reduce the risk of injury. Please ensure suitable warm up and cool down takes place
  • Avoid unnecessary contact (i.e. shaking hands, high fives etc.) and please keep socially distanced during breaks in play
  • The water bubbler will not be available so please make sure to bring your own water.
  • Alternate exit of the centre will be implemented for stadium users


  • Circuits will be limited to one person per four square metres and a maximum of 10 participants per instructor
  • Increased cleaning by our contractors and staff
  • Modified times and durations of classes to allow for extra cleaning between groups
  • Modified rotations to abide by social distancing rules
  • Unavailability of some equipment
  • The water bubbler will not be available so please make sure to bring your own water
  • Due to occupancy restrictions parents and guardians will not be able to stay on site to watch the gymnastics classes
  • Drop off and entry points will be modified
  • Participants must use their own chalk and gloves. No shared items will be available.

Health Club

  • Limiting group fitness classes to one person per four square metres and a maximum of 20 people plus instructor
  • Online bookings for group fitness classes are essential
  • Increased cleaning by our contractors and staff
  • Some equipment will be rearranged or unavailable to ensure social distancing can be maintained
  • Cleaning and sanitising products will be available next to equipment for members to use
  • Members must bring their own mats and boxing gloves to classes (no club gloves or mats will be available)
  • All members must bring a towel (no towel, no training)
  • The water bubbler will not be available so please make sure to bring your own water.


Where can you find the correct information?

In the coming weeks and months, as the situation continues to develop, we advise all members to visit the Australian Department of Health, NSW HealthNSW Office of Sport and Gymnastics NSW website for daily updates and information.

In particular, the FAQ section of the website has answers to common questions that members may want guidance on – such as work, travel and school arrangements and questions regarding home isolation.

Helpful numbers

  • National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
  • Health Now (Telehealth Line). Book a phone appointment with a doctor: 1800 870 711
  • Beyond Blue (Support with anxiety and depression): 1300 224 636
  • Lifeline (Crisis support and suicide prevention): 13 11 14
  • Red cross (Support with emergencies): 1800 733 276