Activated Shire facilities bring Katanning community back together again

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Katanning Public Library.
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Residents holding out for a page-turner or Pilates class can finally visit the Katanning Public Library and Katanning Leisure Centre after the doors officially reopened last week, having been closed during the COVID-19 crisis.

The library will open on weekdays, with new restrictions including hand sanitising upon entry and limiting patrons to half an hour per visit.

The Katanning Leisure Centre reopened last week for group fitness classes which require bookings and capped numbers.

Shire of Katanning president Liz Guidera said it was fantastic to reopen the facilities to the public.

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“The Katanning Library and the Katanning Leisure Centre play a critical role in keeping our community active and involved — for some it’s the place where they connect with friends and acquaintances,” she said.

“The Autumn Club lunches held at the Katanning Leisure Centre are so important for our seniors to come together.

“The first one will be very special.”

Cr Guidera thanked staff for their hard work during the challenging time.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Government asking us all to stay at home, the library played a key role in keeping the community engaged,” she said.

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