PM Scott Morrison, speaking alongside Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy, has tonight announced further social distancing measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19, including a limit of two people for all gatherings, including outdoor fitness and boot camps.
According to Professor Murphy, Australians should stay home unless there is need to exercise, or go to work, if it is not possible to work from home.
The latest announcement means outdoor boot camps and personal training sessions are limited to one-on-one only, with strict social distancing rules still in place.
In the announcement, PM Scott Morrison said “people are buying sports gear so they can exercise at home”, which was an encouraging sign that people are continuing to exercise for their overall health and mental wellbeing.
Fitness Australia’s announcement, released earlier today, regarding digital workouts being filmed has never been more relevant to ensure people can continue to access professional guidance to safely workout at home.
With safety as our number one priority, Fitness Australia continues to follow the directives and guidelines set out by the state and federal governments and the Chief Medical Officer.
It is important for all Fitness Australia members who are delivering small group training, outdoor personal training or creating digital workout content indoors to abide by the latest announcement and reduce it to a maximum two people only – this means trainer plus one participant or trainer and cameraperson only depending on the situation, while continuing to ensure a 2m distance between all people. Strict health and hygiene practices must also be followed.
The Fitness Australia one-page guidelines on delivering outdoor training has now been updated in line with the latest government directives. It is now available to all members via the Fitness Australia website and Facebook page.
This information is in addition to Fitness Australia’s Outdoor Training Guidelines, which have been updated to include all COVID-19 restrictions and information, including group sizes.
For indoor filming of digital content, it is prudent you check your insurance to ensure you are covered for any incidents that may occur while your business is closed by law.
As we continue to work together through this changing environment, a unified industry is a strong industry that will survive this difficult period.