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Track and Field Centre re-opens

05 July 2020

The AIS Track and Field Centre re-opens to public training and group bookings from Monday 6 July.

We are very excited to re-open the AIS Track and Field Centre to public training and group bookings from Monday 6 July. Please take note of the key information below in relation to how we will operate moving forward.

Track and Field Centre Opening Times

Sessions for public training are restricted to a maximum of 100 people per session for the initial period of re-opening. The maximum number of people per session may be varied from time to time in accordance with the ACT Health Directions.

Session times are separated by a 30 minute break to allow for some additional cleaning and are:

  • Monday – Friday:
    • Session 1: 3.30pm – 5.00pm
    • Session 2: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:     
    • Session 1: 8.30am – 11.00am
    • Session 2: 11.30am – 1.00pm

Please note:

  • Opening times are subject to change at short notice. Please keep an eye on the timetable.
  • Sessions cannot be pre-booked and will be available on a first come basis until the maximum per session is reached. If the session is full you may have to wait until the next session or if someone leaves.
  • If your group would like to enquire into a group booking outside of public training times and other existing bookings, you can contact us through Please note, hire charges apply.

Fees to use the Track and Field Centre

Public access for training requires a ticket or season pass available for purchase from the AIS Aquatic & Fitness Centre.

Please note that the season pass is extended this year and will apply from July 2020 to March 2021. This is an additional two and a half months access at no extra cost.

COVID Safety

  • We have prepared COVID Safety Plan to ensure the health and safety of staff, athletes and all members of the public.
  • All public access is via the single point of entry at front gates. Gates will be fully open to allow for social distancing measures with clearly defined entrance and exit.
  • Hand sanitiser will be stationed at the gates. Public patrons are to sanitise their hands upon entry to the Track and Field Centre.
  • The water bubblers have been disabled to avoid shared use. Public patrons are encouraged to bring their own fluids.
  • There will be no sharing of AIS equipment. There will be no hurdles or starting blocks provided. The use of the high jump and pole vault mats will be restricted to one group per session to avoid cross-contamination between groups.
  • High traffic touch points will be cleaned and disinfected each hour and before and after each session. This will include the entry gate, start and finish line structures and toilet blocks.
  • Rubbish bins with plastic lining are available throughout the Track and Field Centre and will be regularly emptied to avoid spillover.
  • Staffing during public access will be increased to two venue attendants per session.
    • One venue attendant will be responsible for counting those coming into the venue and checking for valid track passes. They will also inform the public of the guidelines for using the Track and Field Centre including social distancing and hygiene requirements.
    • The second venue attendant will be roving throughout the Track and Field Centre. They will approach any members of the public not following the guidelines.
  • Staff will advise any members of the public continuing to ignore social distancing measures or not following instructions of staff to leave immediately.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation constantly and may suspend activity should there be a need to due to health and safety concerns.

Community Responsibilities

While restrictions are easing, our collective responsibilities haven't. It is your responsibility to:

  • maintain personal and respiratory hygiene, including regular hand washing; and
  • stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

When coming to the Track and Field Centre, you should:

  • abide by the “get in, train, get out” principal and not gather in communal areas before or after activity;
    • please leave the Track and Field Centre quickly following your activity;
  • remember to bring your towel and drink bottle;
  • ensure you properly clean any equipment used before and after each use; and
  • reduce contact with other people and try to main physical distancing of 1.5 metres from other people.

COVIDsafe app

Help us return to sport and physical activity by downloading the COVIDSafe app.

Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends, and save the lives of other Australians.

Further information

Further information on possible and phased resumption of public activity on the AIS campus can be found here.

We will endeavour to provide advanced notice of any changes to public activity. If there are any changes to programs and activity at the AIS campus, this will be communicated via our website, as well as the Track and Field Centre Facebook page.

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