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Return to Sport and Recreation - Recovery Step 2

Further easing of restrictions will apply to specific activities from 1 June 2020.

Clubs/organisations reopening after COVID-19 restrictions will need to create a COVID-Safe Plan.

Social distancing

From 1 June, social distancing measures should still be followed. This means

  • 1 person per 4 square metres
  • 1.5 metres between people

Gatherings

From 1 June, more people may gather at a venue.

  • A maximum of 80 people may gather at a venue.
  • A maximum of 20 people are permitted per group/room.
  • These numbers do not include the people employed or engaged to work to run the activity.

Restrictions eased

In accordance with the Roadmap please note the following information:

Outdoor sport

  • Non-contact outdoor sport competition can commence from 1 June 2020
  • Contact training can commence from 1 June 2020 (groups of up to 20).
  • Contact competition can commence from 25 June 2020.

Indoor sport

  • Non-contact sport training and competition can commence from 1 June 2020.
  • Contact sport: non-contact skills training can commence from 1 June 2020.
  • Contact sport: contact training can recommence from 25 June 2020.
  • Contact competition cannot yet recommence.

Gyms and indoor fitness centres

  • There is a limit of 20 people permitted to be in a gym room doing individual workouts (this does not include personal trainers or staff employed at the gym).
  • Classes or activities at health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities and dance and pilates studios are limited to a maximum of 10 participants (not including the people employed or engaged to work to run the activity).

Step 2 principles

The easing of restrictions for Step 2 is based on a number of principles based on available medical evidence.

While South Australia currently has a low number of cases, it is important that we continue to apply principles that limit the ability for COVID-19 to be transmitted and to spread among networks of people, and continue to test everyone with COVID-19 symptoms.

Read the Principles for Step 2 changes

For further information relating to Step 2 of the Roadmap please visit sa.gov.au or read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is aware that there is an error on the final question of the Frequently Asked Questions document relating to when indoor non-contact sports competition can commence. The current FAQs indicate that non-contact sport competition cannot commence until 25 June. However, the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is working with the relevant Government agency to update their documentation as in fact non-contact sport training and competition can commence from 1 June.


Return to Sport and Recreation - Recovery Step 1

On 8 May 2020, National Cabinet agreed to a first phase of easing certain COVID-19 restrictions. Based on expert advice by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, National Cabinet decided that states and territories should determine how to implement this in response to their unique circumstances and success to date in flattening the curve.

A Roadmap for South Australia has been developed to detail the stage of easing of restrictions and will start from 11 May. This is subject to public health performance and the State Co-ordinator’s assessment of the situation at that time.

To implement Step 1 of the Roadmap, the State Co-ordinator updated the relevant Direction to Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 6) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 which South Australians are bound by.

Sports

From 11 May 2020, any sport may recommence, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed and followed.

Sports must:

  • Be outdoors
  • Permit up to 10 participants in a group + 1 coach/instructor
  • Be non-contact

Should:

  • For contact sports: be limited to non-contact skills training
  • Minimise use of shared equipment and facilities
  • Limit the total numbers of additional people present, for example, up to 1 parent/carer per participant
  • Minimise unnecessary co-mingling
  • Encourage good hygiene, offer hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
  • Ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises
  • Implement signage/markings to support compliance with current restrictions and advice
  • Refer to the Australian Institute of Sport’s Framework for Rebooting Sport for further guidance

Read the latest information regarding the Sports Recovery Step 1 in the Sports Section of the Recovery from COVID-19 website.

Public Swimming Pools

From 11 May 2020, public swimming pools can re-open, provided that the following requirements and recommendations are observed and followed.

Public swimming pools must:

  • Ensure there are no more than 20 swimmers per pool (provided that group sizes do not exceed 10 people) acknowledging facilities may have more than one pool
  • Limit the number of people in each separate pool to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • For lap swimming, limit of one swimmer per lane
  • Ensure swimmers are not accompanied by more than 1 caregiver who is not swimming
  • Keep communal showers and change rooms closed
  • Not provide food or beverages on site

Should:

  • Minimise use of communal facilities that are not closed (toilets etc)
  • Encourage swimmers to shower with soap at home before swimming
  • Minimise unnecessary co-mingling, especially outside of the pool
  • Observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)
  • Encourage good hygiene, offer hand sanitiser at entrance and exit
  • Monitor entry and exits to ensure the number of attendees does not exceed the maximum
  • Keep records of attendees
  • Ensure frequent environmental disinfection cleaning of the premises
  • Implement signage/markings to support compliance by staff and patrons

Read the latest information regarding the Public swimming pools Recovery Step 1 in the Public swimming pools Section of the Recovery from COVID-19 website.

Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds

Caravan parks and camping sites (whether associated with caravan parks or located in national or state parks) can provide accommodation, despite the restrictions on some businesses and activities that are currently in force.

From 11 May 2020, non-essential regional travel within South Australia is encouraged, which may result in more people staying in caravan parks and camping grounds.

Caravan parks and associated camping grounds must:

  • Limit the number of people on site to 1 person per 4 square metres (density requirement)
  • Limit any gatherings on site to a maximum of 10 attendees
  • For swimming pools or play equipment on site, follow the requirements that apply to public facilities (including density and maximum user numbers)

Should:

  • Observe, and encourage observing of, social distancing (1.5 metres rule)
  • Facilitate good hand and respiratory hygiene, as much as possible
  • Frequently clean and disinfect facilities, including shared kitchens and bathrooms
  • Implement signage to support compliance with current restrictions and advice

Operators and users of camp grounds in national and state parks should follow the above requirements as much as possible, recognising that cleaning and disinfection of share facilities is unlikely to occur on a frequent basis.

Read the latest information regarding the Caravan parks and camping grounds Recovery Step 1 in the Caravan park and camping grounds Section of the Recovery from COVID-19 website.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet has developed a list of FAQs regarding public and outdoor activities.