A number of sporting facilties and outdoor equipment areas will be reopen around the Dubbo region from this weekend.
Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) is implementing a "Return to Play" strategy to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community and the first step will be taken on Saturday.
The sporting facilities to reopen are the Ballimore tennis courts, the Powter Park BMX track, the Wongarbon multicourts, the Tom Culkin Oval Tennis Courts in Geurie and the Rygate Multi Courts in Wellington.
The outdoor fitness equipment will also be available for use at Victoria Park and No. 2 Oval, Regand Park, Sir Roden Cutler Park, the Riverbank foreshore, and Geurie's Tom Culkin Oval.
All other play spaces, bar those undergoing construction, will also be opened, as will all leash free areas and the Devils Hole and Sandy beach reserves.
All public amenities outside those at sporting facilities will also be opened.
Council will look to open remaining sporting facilities and the associated amenities from Saturday, May 30 following thorough risk assessments and COVID-19 signage installation at each facility.
Council is also allowing daily general public access to Barden Park and the Dubbo Regional Cycling Facility from Saturday, May 30.
Bookings for the sporting facilities will recommence from Saturday, May 30 but clubs and associations have to ensure they will be within all current guidelines and restrictions put in place by the state government to maintain community wellbeing.
"Council will require user groups and event organisers to submit an application form, public liability insurance and a risk management plan which includes COVID-19 risk mitigation measures that align with the restrictions within the 'Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia' and guidelines outlined in the 'AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 environment' before we can confirm the booking," Director of Liveability, Skye Price, said