From 11:59pm, Friday 26 February 2021, Victoria will return to a COVIDSafe Summer setting.
A summary of restrictions as they impact community sport and physical recreation are detailed below:
Indoor physical recreation and community sport:
- permitted for all ages
- a density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres for each space
- gym and exercise classes limited to 50 people (excluding anyone necessary for running the class). COVID Marshals required when gyms are staffed
- at times when gyms are unstaffed, a density quotient of 1 per 8 square metres applies
- signage must state the number of people permitted inside, wipes and disinfectant must be supplied for use by patrons, and record keeping is required and venues with capacity of greater than 500 patrons must publish a COVIDSafe Plan online.
Outdoor physical recreation and community sport:
- permitted for all ages
- up to a maximum of 100 patrons for outdoor fitness classes with a density quotient of 1 per 2 square metres (if not using electronic record keeping density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres applies).
- record keeping is required and venues with capacity of greater than 500 patrons must publish a COVIDSafe Plan online.
Pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms and springs:
- indoor venues open with a density quotient of 1 per 4 square metres
- outdoor pools open with a density quotient of 1 per 2 square metres
- record keeping is required.
Outdoor communal gym equipment:
Publicly accessible playgrounds:
For more information about restrictions as they impact physical recreation and community sport visit the Coronavirus Victoria website
FACE MASK UPDATE
- Must be carried at all times.
- Mandatory when inside retail stores where indoor space is 2,000 square metres or more such as shopping centres, retail stores inside shopping centres, department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets, when travelling on public transport or when travelling in a commercial passenger vehicle or tour vehicle, when visiting a hospital, when visiting or working in a care facility (unless a lawful exemption applies).
- A person who is awaiting the results of a coronavirus (COVID-19) test or experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) must wear a face covering.
- Any person diagnosed or suspected of having coronavirus (COVID-19) or who is in close contact of someone diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) must wear a face covering if leaving home/accommodation for a permitted reason, such as medical assistance.
COVIDSAFE PLAN FOR COMMUNITY SPORT & RECREATION
Further information on COVIDSafe Plans for Physical Recreation and Community Sport is also available at the Coronavirus Victoria website.
PUBLIC EVENT GUIDELINES
The Victorian Government has now released updated guidelines to help organisers of public events in Victoria meet their safety obligations and responsibilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
NEW QR CODE CHECK IN SYSTEM
The Victorian Government has launched a new and free QR Code Service which will help venues and businesses to keep records of visitors. To use the service, you only need to register the venue or business, download and print a poster containing a Victorian Government QR Code, and display it prominently.
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