COVID-19 Update


Find out about current restrictions and changes that may affect you. You can also check restrictions in all states and territories using the COVID-19 Restriction Checker.

Physical Activity Australia has developed a COVIDSafe Plan that is relevant to Fitness industry workplaces.


VIC | ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | WA

VIC

From 6pm, Friday 29 October 2021, regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne will be subject to the same rules.

The following restrictions will apply throughout Victoria.

Physical recreation and community sport where everyone’s fully vaccinated: Up to 500 people are allowed if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and no more than 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.

Community sport is allowed both indoors and outdoors — regardless of vaccination status. No more than the minimum number required for the activity can participate. Public gathering limits apply to spectators.

Swimming pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms and springs where everyone’s fully vaccinated: Up to 500 people are allowed if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.

Community facilities where everyone’s fully vaccinated: Up to 500 people are allowed if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.

Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, skateparks and trampoline centres are open, as well as outdoor gym equipment.


ACT

Gyms, Health Clubs, Fitness Centres or Wellness Centres, Personal Training and Bootcamps

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If more than 25 people, venues can apply:
  • One person per four square metres within each indoor space (exc staff), and
  • One person per two square metres within each outdoor space up to 300 people (exc staff).
  • Classes limited to 20 people.
  • Change rooms can reopen

Swimming Pools

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If more than 25 people, venues can apply:
    • One person per four square metres within each indoor space (exc staff), and
    • One person per two square metres within each outdoor space up to 500 people (exc staff).
  • Change rooms can reopen

Dance Classes

  • One person per four square metres up to 20 people per indoor space (exc staff).
  • Classes limited to 20 people.

Organised Sporting Activities

  • 25 people across the venue before density limits apply (exc staff).
  • If more than 25 people, venues can apply:
    • One person per four square metres within each indoor space (exc staff), and
    • One person per two square metres within each outdoor space up to 500 people (exc staff).
  • Change rooms can reopen

All businesses, venues and facilities that are restricted under the public health directions must register for and use the free Check-In CBR app to collect the contact details of patrons aged 16 years or older. To register your business, please visit covid19.act.gov.au and click on ‘Check In CBR app’.


NSW

General rules

Sport and exercise options are significantly greater for people who are fully vaccinated.

If you are fully vaccinated you can participate in an outdoor sport and exercise gathering of up to 50 people.

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities, such as a squash court, table tennis centre, health studio, bowling alley, and ice rink can open.

Up to 20 people can attend a group class at the gym or a dance class at an indoor recreation facility.

Indoor swimming pools can open for swimming classes, lap swimming, squad training and rehabilitation activities.

If you are fully vaccinated you can visit a gym or indoor recreation facility. You must:

  • carry vaccination evidence with you and produce it for inspection to a police officer or authorised officer if requested
  • check in with the Service NSW app or provide your contact details to the occupier
  • follow the face mask rules.

If you are fully vaccinated you can dance at a dance class, in a performance, rehearsal, or as part of a group class at a gym or dance class at an indoor recreation facility.

Recreation facilities

Recreation facilities such as zoos, aquariums, sports stadiums, showgrounds, racecourses, motor racing tracks and theme parks, can open.

If you are fully vaccinated, you can visit a recreation facility. You must:

  • carry vaccination evidence with you and produce it for inspection to a police officer or authorised officer if requested;
  • check in with the Service NSW app or provide your contact details to the occupier
  • follow the face mask rules.

NT

Sports activities are allowed, including:

  • indoor and outdoor exercise such as bootcamp and CrossFit
  • indoor fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Barre and dance
  • using outdoor gym equipment
  • swimming at public swimming pools
  • using skate parks and public playgrounds
  • training activities for sporting clubs and teams

You can also participate in team and contact sports, such as football or basketball.

You can attend an arena, stadium or other sporting facility. The venue will seat spectators in an approved seating configuration.

Participants and spectators should practise good hygiene and physical distancing, including:

  • keeping at least 1.5 metres from other people
  • keeping face-to-face contact to less than 15 minutes, when the 1.5 metres distancing rule isn’t possible
  • keeping indoor activities to less than 2 hours

The NT now requires businesses, organisations and venues to collect customer contact details as part of the COVID-Safe Check-In system. Businesses must also review their COVID-19 Safety Plan every 6 months and appoint a COVID Safety Supervisor.

Venues affected by this include:

  • public swimming pools and bathhouses
  • gyms
  • indoor community centres and community organisations
  • yoga, Pilates, massage, and wellness services
  • entertainment venues including ten-pin bowling centres
  • indoor play centres and trampoline centres
  • schools and universities

For more information on restrictions in the Northern Territory, visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au.


QLD

Outdoor gyms and equipment

    • Outdoor gyms and equipment are permitted to operate with physical distancing required to the extent possible.

Indoor gyms, studios, and health clubs

  • Compliance with the COVID Safe Checklist. This includes the collection of contact information through the Check In Qld app.
  • The total number of people permitted at an indoor venue is to be based on occupant density of one person per two square metres.
  • Physical distancing is required to the extent possible.
  • Recreation activity providers can operate with physical contact permitted on the field of play/activity space.
  • Physical distancing is required off the field of play/activity space to the extent possible.
  • Indoor spaces that are used as part of delivering outdoor activities must comply with occupant density of one person per two square metres, excluding sleeping areas.
  • Community facilities such as recreation centres and youth centres are required to comply with the COVID Safe Checklist and occupant density requirements. This also includes the collection of contact information through the Check In Qld app.

Check in Qld app

The Check In Qld app is now mandatory across a number of new venues and events. See covid19.qld.gov.au/checkinqld for more details.


SA

South Australia is currently under Level 1 restrictions.

  • Gyms, indoor fitness centresand other indoor facilities at which people play sport or train have 1/4 density limits.
  • 1 person per 4 square metres.
  • Outdoor team, competition and club sports activities can have no more than 1 person per 2 square metres with up to a maximum of 1,000 people.
  • Spectators are allowed at sports event — and they must wear a mask when indoors.

Approved contact tracing is required. A COVID marshal is needed at gyms, fitness centres, swimming pools and sports clubs.

Dancing is allowed at dance studios — if no alcoholic drinks are served.

If there are more than 1,000 people at a sporting venue, they must be outdoors and a COVID Management Plan must be in place.

You must wear a mask in shared indoor and outdoor spaces — except when exercising.

You must wear a mask when in indoor public places and other settings in South Australia. For more on this, see Face masks – South Australia


TAS

You can exercise and take part in both indoor and outdoor sports in Tasmania.

During sports, exercise and recreational activities:

  • Up to 1,000 people can gather at an outdoor premises.
  • Up to 250 people can gather in an undivided indoor area.
  • There can’t be more than 1 person per 2 square metres.

Athletes, staff, coaches, spectators, volunteers, children and babies are all included in the caps on numbers.

Full contact training and full contact and non-contact competition sport can all take place. You can share sports equipment and use changing rooms and other shared facilities, although you should avoid using the facilities if you can.

Follow physical distancing rules and stay 1.5 metres away from other people, where practicable.

National parks and reserves have reopened, including some campgrounds. Check which campgrounds are open at parks.tas.gov.au.


WA

In all Western Australia, you can:

  • go to gyms, health clubs and indoor sports centres
  • take part in outdoor fitness classes
  • use indoor or outdoor gym equipment
  • practise yoga at an indoor studio
  • practise Pilates at an indoor studio

Gyms don’t need to be staffed, but gym equipment must be cleaned regularly — including Pilates Reformer machines.

Outdoor and indoor swimming pools can open. Swimming classes can also resume and contact in the water is permitted.

Other recreational activities, such as riding, boating, fishing or shooting can continue. Playgrounds and skate parks can operate. Full contact sport is permitted.