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: A roadmap to reopening began on Monday 14 September. You must wear a fitted face mask on public transport, in taxis and rideshares, and at large retail venues including shopping centres, supermarkets, department stores and indoor markets — unless you have a lawful reason for not wearing one. You should also wear a face mask when you can’t maintain 1.5 metres from other people indoors and outdoors. Everyone must carry a mask with them at all times.

    Indoor physical recreation venues must follow the 1 person per 4 square metres density rule. Outdoor physical recreation venues must follow the 1 person per 2 square metres rule. Exercise classes can have a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors if the space allows for that many people — not including anyone running the class. COVID Marshals are required at staffed gyms. When gyms are unstaffed, they can have 1 person per 8 square metres. Record keeping is required. Indoor pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms must follow the 1 person per 4 square metres density rule. Outdoor pools, spas and springs must follow the 1 person per 2 square metres density rule if they use electronic record keeping — if they use paper-based record keeping, the 1 person per 4 square metres applies.


  • ACT: Gyms, Health clubs, yoga and Pilates centres, swimming pools and personal training facilities can operate. A venue can have more than 25 people if the venue has no more than 1 person per 2 square metres of usable space, either indoors or outdoors. However, the venue must use the Check In CBR app to collect patron contact details. If the venue doesn’t wish to use the Check In CBR app, it can only have 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors. Venues need an exemption to hold more than 500 people. Exemptions are granted for up to 8,000 people. These limits exclude staff and officials.


  • 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. Gyms can have no more than 1 person per 4 square metres. Up to 50 people can attend gym classes at any one time — if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres. Gyms that are open to the public, including hotel and workplace gyms, must register as COVID Safe. A gym must have a COVID-19 Safe hygiene marshal if more than 25 people use it at any one time. These requirements don’t apply to gyms that are not open to the public, such as gyms at residential premises.


  • 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. All sports and recreation organisations must have a COVID Safe plan.


  • SA: Fitness venue, indoor and outdoor gyms can open venue should have no more than 1 person per 4 square metres participants. All participants must provide their contact details for contact tracing.

    From Monday 14 December 2020, gyms can accommodate 1 person per 2 square metres. Up to 200 people will also be able to attend private functions in venues from Monday. Play gyms can reopen from Monday 14 December 2020.

    The SA Government strongly recommends that you wear a face mask if you need to leave your home and can’t stay 1.5 metres from others.


  • 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.