Latest COVID requirements for Gyms and Pools

by Nichole Edsall on January 19, 2021

A reminder that you need to ensure you have the most up to date safety plan in place at all times. 

Following the current COVID-19 health alerts in Sydney, some rules have changed:

  • Gyms - Ensure the number of people in a facility does not exceed one person per 4 square metres of space (excluding staff).
  • Classes - A maximum of 30 participants in Greater Sydney or 50 participants outside of Greater Sydney, including the instructor and any assistants, may attend a gym or recreation class in a space that complies with one participant per 4 square metres.
  • Swimming - Ensure the number of people in a facility does not exceed one person per 2 square metres of publicly acccessible space (excluding staff). In Greater Sydney, indoor areas must not exceed one person per 4 square metres of publicly accessible space.

Note: ‘Greater Sydney’ means Greater Sydney as defined by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020.

We recommend you monitor the NSW Health website, for updates to the Safety Plans - COVID Safe | NSW Government

Other restrictions have also been implemented, however the COVID safety plans relevant for our industry are as follows:

SWIMMING POOLS - The most recent safety plan available for pools is 15 January 2021 and is available on the NSW Government website – Swimming pools, saunas and spas | COVID-19 Safety Plan | NSW Government

INDOOR GYMS - The safe plan for indoor gyms was updated on 15 January 2021 and is available on the NSW Government website -  Indoor gyms | COVID-19 Safety Plan | NSW Government

Other COVID-19 safety plans that may be relevant to your venues include:

Updated 15 January 2021 -Major recreation facilities, stadiums, showgrounds | COVID-19 Safety Plan | NSW Government

Updated 15 January 2021 - 

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