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The following statement is made on 21 March 2020 at 12.00pm
The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As of yesterday, Friday 20 March 2020, the Public Health (COVID-19 Mass Gatherings) Order 2020 remains in place and applicable to all aquatic and recreation venues.
We are aware of a number of facilities and operators seeking clarification as to the application of the Order to their venues. The ARI has received advice from NSW Health that swimming and learn-to-swim programs are not considered essential activities and are not exempt from the aforementioned Order.
Penalties apply for organisations that fail to comply with the Public Health (COVID-19 Mass Gatherings) Order 2020.
Further measures announced by the Prime Minister on Friday 20 March 2020 mean venues must ensure:
Facilities should also ensure that:
The ARI is currently seeking information from operators as to the impact on venues during this time. We are asking venues to update the status of their venue via our web pages as the situation evolves:
The form only takes a minute with more than 60 facilities having already advised of their current operational status.
The ARI Board is currently meeting every day via teleconference to review the latest information provided and monitor developments as they unfold across industry. If you have any queries, concerns or suggestions please reach out to the ARI.
This is a time of uncertainty for all Australians and our industry is being deeply impacted by COVID-19. Over recent days we have spoken to many of our Members and are greatly encouraged by the tenacity, compassion and support being shown. Please take time to check in with yourself and your colleagues.
The situation continues to change rapidly. Please continue to follow the current advice from NSW Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx