Please find below a list of all Tasmania-related information for the ease of restrictions. We will be updating this page as more information becomes available.
Tasmania Roadmap to Easing Restrictions here
COVIDSafe Plan for Sport and Recreation Industry here
Update 24 June 2020:
The Tasmanian Premier just gave a brief update ahead of the next stage of easing restrictions in Tasmania.
From noon on Friday 26 June, this includes the following:
• Indoor facilities (including gyms) may host up to 250 people per single undivided space, allowing for 2 square metres per person
• Indoor facilities (including gyms) must still be staffed during hours of access
• Changerooms and showers may open, however unnecessary use should be discouraged
Spas, spas, float tanks and the like will also be able to operate. More info to come.
Update 17 June 2020:
- Indoor sporting and gym facilities with multiple separate rooms may have up to 20 attendees (excluding staff) in each single, undivided space, with a maximum of 80 attendees in each distinct building on the premises at any one time. The number of attendees in a room will be dependent on the ability to adhere to social distancing requirements of 4 square metres per person. The distinct building clause there would be relevant for example if there is a gym with a separate building with child care facilities etc; that separate building would then also be able to house a maximum of 80 attendees with groups of up to 20 in each single space of that building.
- Where a fitness centre has a swimming pool, that pool is allowed to have up to 20 people.
- Boot camps can operate indoors or outdoors for up to 20 attendees.
- Indoor gym facilities must have at least one employee (or other person responsible for the premises) present at the facility at all times while it is being used.
- Yoga, barre, dance schools and other fitness studios can operate with a maximum of 20 attendees (excluding staff) in each single, undivided space, up to a maximum of 80 attendees in each distinct building on the premises at any one time.
- Changing area and showers at all sporting centres and facilities are not permitted to be used, excluding toilets.
This information is available at https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/sport-exercise-and-recreation
As indicated by the Premier on 12 June, stage 3 restrictions will be brought forward to 26 June (subject to public health advice).
Update 12 June 2020:
Indoor and outdoor gatherings to increase to 80 from 17 June 2020
Indoor and outdoor gathering limits will increase to 80 people, with physical distancing and density limits applying, from midday Wednesday 17 June 2020.
Legal Directions to determine the detail of the changed restrictions are currently being drafted in line with Public Health advice. Further information about applying the 80-person gathering limit to different settings will be provided on the Tasmania Government website over coming days. Businesses should also keep up-to-date through industry groups and Business Tasmania.
Premier Peter Gutwein also announced that the stage three easing of restrictions will be brought forward to 26 June 2020, and will see indoor gathering numbers determined solely by density limits, rather than headcount. Outdoor gathering limits will increase to 500, including for community sport.
Update 2 June 2020:
From Friday 5 June 2020 from 3pm
Gatherings increase to 20 people at a time for indoor and outdoor per facility, with physical distancing of 1.5 metres (where practicable) and a maximum of one person per 4 square metres applicable. Staff are not included in this total.
Gatherings at businesses increase to 20, with the following reopening or subject to changed restrictions:
- indoor gyms and sporting venues, including boot camps, dance studios, gymnastics and cheerleading facilities
- health clubs, fitness and wellness centres, including yoga and barre
- Park exercise equipment and playgrounds open for up to 20 people.
- Outdoor community sport to resume, with up to 20 athletes/personnel (as guided by AIS framework level B for rebooting sport).
- Indoor sport and recreation, including pools with up to 20 (as guided by AIS framework level Bfor rebooting sport). Showers and change rooms remain closed.
More info here to be updated soon
Sport and Recreation
Local parks and playgrounds are open for groups of up to 10 people.
- Local parks and playgrounds can be used for activities – such as picnics – as long as physical distancing is maintained.
- Outdoor exercise equipment at a local park or playground can be used – as long as physical distancing is maintained.
- Outdoor social sports are only permitted where physical distancing can be maintained for groups of 10 people – this means no training or sport that involves physical contact with people who are not part of your household, such as such as touching, holding, tackling, bumping, wrestling, scrummaging. No spitting or clearing of respiratory secretions is permitted. However, for these physical ‘contact sports’, modified activities, such as skills only/non-contact training are permitted.
Boot camps open for up to 10 people with physical distancing of 1.5 metres required. Bring your own equipment where possible (e.g. fitness mat) or disinfect communal equipment between uses.
Pools open for up to 10 people per pool.
- One person per lane for lap swimming.
- Communal showers and change rooms to be closed (excludes toilets).
- Swimmers encouraged to shower with soap at home before and after swimming.
- No spectators other than one parent/carer supervising a child.
Stage 2 - subject to public health advice (15 June 2020)
- Gyms and boot camps for up to 20 people.
- Park exercise equipment and playgrounds open for up to 20 people
- Indoor sport and recreation, including pools with up to 20 people (as guided by AIS proposed framework for rebooting community sport
More info here
Public Health Hotline: 1800 671 73