Physical Recreation and Community Sport – COVID19 01/03/21
The Victorian Government has announced new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
As at 11:59pm on 26 February 2021, physical sport and community recreation activities can continue under current settings, except for the requirement to wear masks in indoor settings where you can’t maintain social distancing.
Several other new state-wide restrictions are also now in effect:
INDOOR PHYSICAL RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SPORT
- Density rules of one person per four square meters apply
- Gym and exercise sessions is capped at 50 people, excluding the person delivering the session.
- COVID Marshals to be staffed at Gyms. If there are no marshals staffed, the density limits becomes one person per eight square meters.
- Appropriate COVID Safe signage indicating number of people permitted inside, sanitizing wipes and equipment supplied and venues that cater to over 500 patrons should publish a COVID safe plan online and keep records of people attending the venue.
OUTDOOR PHYSICAL RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SPORT
- Up to 100 people for outdoor fitness classes with density rules of one person per 2 square meters.
- Venues that cater to over 500 patrons should publish a COVID safe plan online and keep records of people attending the venue
POOLS, INCLUDING SWIMMING CLASSES
- Indoor and Outdoor venues to be open with density limits of one person per four square meters and per two square meters respectively.
- Record keeping is required
- Outdoor communal gym equipment and publicly accessible playgrounds remain open
PUBLIC EVENTS FRAMEWORK
- Tier 1 and Tier 2 public events that have been impacted by changes to density quotients during the circuit-breaker action will now be permitted return previously approved attendance levels and conditions.
- Tier 3 public events will now be permitted for up to 1000 people indoors if they register their COVIDSafe Event Checklist via the online registration form. The attestation process for Tier 3 public events between 301 and 1000 people will cease
Please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au to keep up to date with the latest developments and the list of exposure sites.
It’s critical that every sport and recreational business or organisation continues to operate in a COVIDSafe way to help protect our community. Please review and update your COVIDSafe Plan.
Recent outbreaks have highlighted the importance of contact tracing in stopping the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
All are strongly encouraged to use QR codes to support contact tracing, rather than a manual record keeping system. The Victorian Government QR Code Service is simple to access and set up – and is free.
Registering is easy – visit the Coronavirus website to create an account.
A range of free signs and posters for your workplace are available, including mask posters to let workers and visitors know face masks must be worn indoors, except when eating, drinking or if an exemption (including strenuous physical exercise) applies.