As the curve continues to flatten, it has just been announced that NSW gyms will be allowed to open from June 13th by the state’s Deputy Premier – John Barilaro.
Indoor fitness activities such as group training sessions, classes, and so forth will also be permitted – but with a maximum attendance of 10 people in each session/class/so forth; and a maximum of 100 people per venue.
“There’s a lot of people desperate to get back in there and the [Deputy Premier] and I are just desperate to get back into the gymnasiums,” says NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.
Similar to pubs and clubs, all NSW gyms and/or relevant fitness facilities will be required to sign in guests in an effort to assist with tracking potential COVID-19 occurrences. There will also be a four-square-metre rule enforced.
In terms of community sports and local competitions, at this point in time, July 1st is when everything is scheduled to kick-off for those who are 18 years and younger. As for everyone else, an official date has not been publicly discussed, but this does bode well for progress.
On a side note, June 13th falls on a Saturday. So you have virtually no excuse to drop the at-home callisthenics and actually start getting ripped for 2020.