Whilst Fitness Australia continues to seek confirmation from each State-based authority on filming of workout videos in studios, the Department of Health and Human Services (VIC) has provided direct confirmation and clarification to Fitness Australia received from the the COVID-19 Directions Team.
"Current stage 3 directions in Victoria do not prevent the filming from a gym for the purpose of online training content. Providing that, no public would be permitted to attend the gym, with maximum of 2 people and physical distancing must be complied with."
Following the 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