8 November COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations


NSW Office Of Sport Update 5 November, 2021

The Public Health (COVID-19 General) Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 has been published this afternoon, outlining changes to the rules which will come into effect from Monday 8 November 2021.

Amendment relating to the sport and recreation sector are detailed below. These amendments only apply to fully vaccinated adults, children under 16 years of age, and people with an approved medical contraindication certificate.

Those who are not fully vaccinated must still abide by pre-roadmap restrictions until the State reaches the 95 per cent double vaccination target, or 15 December, whichever happens first.

Indoor Recreation Facility Capacity

  • Clause 2.3 has been amended to enable a maximum capacity of 1 person per 2 square metres.
Outdoor Gatherings (including community sport)
Clause 2.12 has been amended to permit the following:
  • An outdoor public gathering of up to 1,000 people, provided there is space to accommodate 1 person per 2 square metres.
    • An outdoor public gathering does not require a COVID-19 Safety Plan and the associated requirements.
    • As noted above, only fully vaccinated adults, children under 16 years of age, and people with an approved medical contraindication certificate are permitted to attend.
  • COVID-19 safe outdoor public gathering, with a maximum capacity of 1 person per 2 square metres.
    • COVID-19 safe outdoor public gathering required the organiser to have and implement an Outdoor events COVID-19 Safety Plan.
    • There is no upper limit to capacity beyond the 1 person per 2 square metres.
    • As noted above, only fully vaccinated adults, children under 16 years of age, and people with an approved medical contraindication certificate are permitted to attend.
Indoor Pools
  • Part 2, Division 2 has now been replaced in its entirety, removing the requirements for indoor pools to only be open to conduct swimming classes, lap swimming, squad training or rehabilitation activities.
  • This means that indoor pools are now able to open for any purpose, subject to a maximum capacity of 1 person per 2 square metres.
Major Recreation Facilities
Clause 2.7 has been amended to permit the following:
  • Indoor major recreation facilities and entertainment facilities - the greater of 100% of fixed seating capacity or 1 person per 2 square metres
  • Outdoor major recreation facilities – the greater of:
    • 100% fixed seating capacity and 1 person per 2 square metres of any unfixed seating areas,
    • 1 person per 2 square metres.

COVID-19 continues to impact our clubs. For current NSW COVID-19 restrictions please visit the NSW Government website.

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