Today’s government announcement regarding kids sport

Whilst we are thrilled to have Saturday 13th June announced today as a reopening date, we are still awaiting confirmation of number restrictions in classes and the venue as they apply to us so that we can confirm in what capacity we will be able to reopen. Rest assured no fees will be deducted until we have confirmed with you your lesson booking & restart date.

At this stage, all the information we have is as stated in the media release:

“Some indoor recreational facilities including pools and saunas can also reopen with restricted numbers”.

In the press conference, the NSW Health Minister said that “checklists are being prepared over the next few days”, so we cannot plan accordingly until those guidelines are provided – hugely frustrating, but the devil is in the detail!

We will announce our plans to return as soon as we can confirm the details, so please keep an eye on our social media / website / mobile app for further information. We can’t wait to see you all soon at the pool!

Full media release here:

Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Gymnasiums, yoga, indoor pools and dance studios can reopen within a fortnight and kids’ sport can resume across NSW from 1 July, as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro has thanked the community for its patience while the Government works through its COVID-19 recovery plan that is built around health advice.
“I’m proud of this State for following the health advice and flattening the curve to such a point, where we can now re-introduce kids’ sports and open gyms,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Sport and exercise boosts morale and this is exactly what NSW needs right now.”
From 13 June, the following will be allowed:
 Fitness, gymnasiums, pilates, yoga and dance studios can reopen with up to 10 people per class and 100 people in an indoor venue;
 Community centres, including their recreational facilities can reopen;
 Some indoor recreational facilities including pools and saunas can also reopen with restricted numbers;
 Tattoo and massage parlours can reopen with up to 10 clients
The four square metre rule must be applied at all times.
Community sport competitions can restart for those aged 18 years and under from 1 July.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said COVID-19 safety plans for each activity or sport are critical to enable this re-start.
“Sport and businesses will need to do things a little differently than in pre-COVID-19 times and following their safety plan is key to keeping people safe,” Mr Hazzard said.
“Re-opening kids’ sporting competitions on 1 July gives groups and local government which manages many of these facilities, time to work through all the new changes.”
Acting Minister for Sport, Geoff Lee said indoor and outdoor community sports for those aged 18 years and under are ready to return from 1 July.
“Children and young people will be thrilled they can get together with friends and teammates again and I am sure parents will welcome the news too,” Mr Lee said.
“NSW loves sport, and I am so pleased clubs and organisations will now be able to plan their fixtures list for their seasons to resume.”
A decision on a potential return date for adult community sport will be made at a later stage.