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New compliance rules for gyms and fitness centres

Gyms and fitness centres across NSW will be required to register their COVID Safety Plan and have a dedicated hygiene marshall on duty at all times, the NSW Government announced today (July 29). The measures will take effect from 12.01am on Saturday August 1. Under the new rules, all gyms and fitness centres must: 

  • register and have a COVID Safety Plan

  • have a dedicated COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal on duty at all times.

Gyms and fitness centres must take all reasonable steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Businesses who fail to be compliant will risk facing a fine or venue closure.

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the extra measures are necessary to stop the spread of the virus.

"Without proper COVID safeguards, they may present a transmission risk and that is why we need operators to put their customers first by registering their COVID Safety Plan," Mr Dominello said.

“Whether it’s maintaining social distancing, cleaning equipment after use or making hand sanitiser available for customers, these dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals will play a pivotal role in keeping gyms safe and compliant." 

The COVID Safety Plan specific for gyms and fitness centres can be found here.

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