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.
From 11:59 on Sunday 8 November 2020, indoor exercise, including gyms, are open with limits on the number of people in spaces. Exercise and classes can resume with up to 10 people per indoor space and a limit of 20 people per facility. Equipment must be cleaned between uses. You must wear a face mask unless you are out of breath. Exercise must be non-contact. Temporary structures can be set up to divide spaces, subject to the overall indoor cap of 20 and a density limit of 1 person per 8m2.
If you own or manage an indoor gym or exercise business, you can find advice and more information on current restrictions by visiting Arts and recreation services sector guidance. There are a number of restrictions that apply to these businesses including limits on the number of customers, cleaning, signage and record keeping.
- ACT: Gyms, Health clubs, yoga and Pilates centres, swimming pools and personal training facilities can operate for up to 100 people (excluding staff) per indoor or outdoor space. There should be no more than 1 person per 4 square metres. 24-hour Gyms and unstaffed health clubs can operate for up to 25 patrons in the venue at any one time.
- NSW: Gyms, Health clubs, yoga and Pilates centres, swimming pools and personal training facilities can open, but with a maximum of 1 person per 4 square metres of space. Group exercise classes limited to 20 people. Gyms open to the public are only required to have a Safety Hygiene Marshal on duty if there are more than 20 people in the gym at one time.
- NT: Exercise indoors and outdoors, attend indoor fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba and Barre allowed.
- QLD: Gyms, Health clubs, yoga and Pilates centres, swimming pools and personal training facilities can open but with the total number of, 1 person per 2 square metres for venues 200 square metres or less (up to a total of 50), and 1 person per 4 square metres for venues greater than 200 square metres. Mandatory record keeping required for tracking and tracing purposes.
SA: Fitness venue, indoor and outdoor gyms can open No venue can have more than 1 person per 2 square metres. All participants must provide their contact details for contact tracing.
All gyms, fitness centres, public swimming pools and indoor and outdoor sports clubs must have a COVID marshal. Venues that have a capacity of more than 200 people must have a dedicated COVID marshal. Venues with less than 200 people can have regular staff members who are also trained as COVID marshals.
- TAS: Up to 1000 people can gather outdoors and 250 people can gather per undivided indoor space at any one time during exercise and recreational activities. The total number of people cannot exceed 1 person per 2 square metres. Sporting and gym facilities must meet COVID safety standards but aren’t required to be staffed at all times when they’re open.
- WA: Gyms operating unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained.