We have some good news for Fitness Enthusiasts in Australia, as the Coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions begin to ease, Gyms in the majority of the states are all set to reopen from June 1 onwards. You must have gotten comfortable with home-workouts, but we are sure that you miss your gym sessions - It's finally time to get back in the form. The first one to reopen their gyms was Western Australia followed by other states.
All gyms will be required to comply with strict guidelines given by the individual state governments that will promote good hygiene, health, and safety of the members and staff while emphasizing the importance of cleanliness inside the gym space. Our priority should be focused on following those guidelines and here's what you should expect when renewing your gym membership as owners will be introducing new practices such as:
- Increased space between every fitness equipment
- Gym facilities like spa and sauna will be dismissed
- Group classes will have caps on the class size along with a minimum 10 mins change over time after each session
- Strict hygiene measures will be in place such as washing/sanitising hands while entering and exiting the gym, bringing your own bottle of water, and "No" to sharing equipment. In case, sharing is allowed then each equipment should be wiped with a clean towel before use
- Practicing physical distancing, every person should maintain a distance of four square meters
- Staying home, if unwell
- Downloading COVIDSafe app to get notified quickly if you come in contact with a person who has COVID-19
Here's are our State and Territory-wise segregated restriction guidelines:
Western Australia - Fitness centers can open now with small group training sessions keeping the limit of 20 people, while maintaining a distance of at least four square metres per person.
South Australia - Gyms and indoor fitness centers can open with a maximum of 20 people per enclosed area.
NSW - Gyms will remain shut for now, no time frame has been given for the same
ACT - Indoor gyms and fitness centers will reopen starting with small supervised sessions marking a limit of 20 people
Northern Territory - Gyms, fitness clubs, and indoor training sessions such as Cross Fit are allowed to operate
Tasmania - Gyms will reopen with up to 20 people from June 15th onwards (Stage 2)
Victoria - Gyms will reopen from June 22nd with up to 20 people per enclosed area
Queensland - Gyms will reopen from June 12th with a limit of 20 people. The state government is also planning to increase the number to 100 people from 10 July.
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