woman standing at gate of Zoo, holding sign with QR code symbol

Parks & Recreation

QR code access introduced at Wagga’s Zoo and Aviary

Published: 25 Sep 2020 12:57pm

The Wagga Zoo and Aviary has introduced a new QR code sign in system for the protection of the public and staff as part of its COVID safe measures.

It coincides with the zoo opening it gates seven-days a week over the school holiday period, from Saturday 26 September until Sunday 11 October.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Business Support Officer Angeline Little said in line with government regulations, all guests will be required to register their details to assist with contact tracing.

“We are asking for the public’s co-operation in following our COVID safe measures,” Mrs Little said.

“When you arrive at the zoo, you will find sign in station instructions at the gate. There are two options, you can sign in using the QR code on your smart phone via your camera, or via a URL code.

“So, don’t forget to bring your mobile phone along so you can sign in safely and securely before entering the zoo.”

If you don't have access to a mobile phone, please fill out a Visitor Registration form on-line before you head to the Zoo.

As part of its COVID-safe measures, the zoo has hand sanitising stations located around the facility.

Manager Parks and Strategic Operations Henry Pavitt said it also has a limit of 250 on the number of people allowed entry at any one time.

“Please be patient with staff if they are required to close the gates periodically until numbers reach the safe limit,” Mr Pavitt said.

“It is also recommended that people wear masks during their visit.”

For the next fortnight, the zoo will be open from 9am-4pm seven days a week, and entry is free.

When school resumes on Monday 12 October, the zoo will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while works continue on the beautification project.