Restrictions eased for sport and exercise

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SPORTING and exercise restrictions will be eased even further from next Monday, the state government announced on Sunday.

Currently, up to 20 people can participate in outdoor group sport and exercise activities, provided they can keep at least 1.5 metres apart.

Sporting competitions are not allowed.

Public playgrounds, outdoor gyms and skateparks are open.

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools are open for a maximum of 20 patrons per pool, with a limit of three people per lane in each pool.

But from Sunday, 11.59pm, a number of new rules will come into place.

Indoor sports centres and venues (for example, gyms, health clubs, class-based fitness studios, dance studios) can open.

There will be no more than 20 participants allowed per separate space, subject to the four square metre rule, with up to 10 people per group or class.

There are no limits on the number of people per group or class if all participants are 18 years old or younger.

For adults, indoor and outdoor sport and exercise activities will become allowed if participants can keep 1.5m between them and there are no more than 20 people participating, or no more than 10 participants in a class.

Organised non-contact competitions are allowed for all age groups, if participants can keep 1.5m between them and there are no more than 20 participants in the competition.

For people aged 18 years and under, full-contact training and competition will be able to resume.

Spectators for training and competitions must abide by gathering restrictions – spectators should be in groups of no more than 20 and spread out around the ground or venue.

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools will be able to have a maximum of 20 patrons.

There is no limit on the number of people per lane in each pool.

Communal facilities, such as change rooms, can now open for indoor and outdoor sport venues.

Playcentres, including trampolining, can now open for up to 20 people per space, with up to 10 people per group.

There will be no limits on the number of people per group if all participants are 18 years old or younger.

Large indoor venues will be able to allocate separate spaces and have up to 20 people in each space.

For example a large indoor court could be separated into two spaces, for different groups at each end.

Adults will have to wait until July 13 to resume full-contact training, and July 20 for full-contact competition.