Latest COVID requirements

by Nichole Edsall on March 30, 2021

From Monday 29 March 2021, there has been changes and improvements to the COVID-19 Safety Plans. The existing Safety Plans have been consolidated into industry categories. This will help improve the Safety Plan process to make it quicker and easier for NSW businesses and organisations.

 

 

NEW SAFETY PLANS 

Gym and Indoor Recreation: Gyms and indoor recreation | NSW Government

This plan now includes Gyms, indoor recreation facilities, swimming pools, sauna, spas, community centres and halls.

Major Recreation Facilities: Major recreation facilities | NSW Government 

Under the public health order:

  • a major recreation facility means a building or place used for large-scale sporting or recreation activities that are attended by large numbers of people whether regularly or periodically, and includes theme parks and sports stadiums.
  • an indoor recreation facility means a building or place used predominantly for indoor recreation, whether or not operated for the purposes of gain, including a squash court, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, table tennis centre, health studio or similar.

Major recreation facilities must:

  • develop and comply with a COVID-19 safety plan
  • ensure the COVID-19 safety plan is kept at the premises and made available for inspection by an authorised officer or police officer as requested.

For indoor major recreation facilities and entertainment facilities:

  • the maximum number of people allowed is the greater of 100% of the fixed seating capacity or one person per 2 square metres of space.

For outdoor major recreation facilities the maximum number of people allowed is the greater of

  • the total of 100% of the fixed seating capacity plus one person per 2 square metres of any unfixed seating areas, or
  • one person per 2 square metres of space in the facility.

If the maximum number of people is based on the percentage of the fixed seating capacity, admission is only by ticket for a specific seat. 

 

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