Whilst Fitness Australia continues to seek confirmation from each State-based authority on filming of workout videos in studios, Tasmanian Minister for Sport and Recreation has provided direct confirmation and clarification to Fitness Australia:
"Tasmanian Government's Communities, Sport and Recreation Division have advised that their view is similar to that of Queensland’s – gyms are not open to the public, and no more than 2 people creating a video from the gym would contravene the directives, whilst adhering to social distancing and appropriate hygiene measures"
Police have general powers to request information to investigate where they believe an offence is or has been committed. These powers include but are not limited to establishing identification and issuing move on orders. In this instance, proof that they are employees of the Gym may be requested.
Following Monday 30th March closure of gyms, thousands of Australians have turned to online personal training, live streaming of classes and fitness videos to ensure they can continue to exercise in the safety of their own home during COVID-19.
Fitness Australia suggests that business owners and personal trainers consider the following when moving their workouts to online virtual training:
- Contact your insurance provider, if your provider is Guild Insurance, you can reach them on 1800 810 213.
- Read our recommendations on what to consider when you move to online virtual training.
- If you're unsure of local rules that may apply to your business, reach out to your local Police Station and Council.
Read Fitness Australia's statement: Industry calls for State Premiers to exercise common sense when it comes to filming online training