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Sport and recreation – Tasmania

Updated on 18 March 2021, at 14:10 AET

Up to 1,000 people can gather per undivided outdoor area and 250 people can gather per undivided indoor premise at any one time during all sports, exercise and recreational activities. The total number of people can't exceed 1 person per 2 square metres.

Where the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies. For example, an indoor venue cannot hold more than 100 people if the floor space measures 200 square metres.

If a sporting and recreation facility has multiple indoor or outdoor spaces, the limits on gathering numbers apply to each single undivided space.

Athletes, staff, coaches, spectators, volunteers, children and babies are included in the caps on numbers.

Sporting and gym facilities must meet COVID safety standards but aren't required to be staffed at all times when they're open.

Additionally, full contact training, full contact and non-contact competition sport, equipment sharing, and use of change rooms and other shared facilities are allowed.

Larger teams should separate into smaller groups at training and limit non-essential social activities.

National parks and reserves have reopened, including some campgrounds. Check which campgrounds will open at parks.tas.gov.au.

You must follow physical distancing rules and stay 1.5 metres away from other people, where practicable. You must practise good hygiene.

Outdoor sporting events can have up to 75 per cent seated capacity.

The Tasmanian Government has launched A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania to support event organisers to plan and hold larger-scale COVID-19 safe events. For more information, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/media-releases and search ‘large scale events’.

Recording contact details

A range of businesses must collect contact information from patrons who enter their premises for at least 15 minutes. This information can only be used for contact-tracing purposes. It includes name, contact telephone number and the date and time of entry or attendance.

Owners and operators will need to keep this information for at least 28 days. If it’s requested by the director of public health, the information must be provided as soon as possible.

Businesses can refuse entry to a person who refuses to provide the information needed.

Businesses can use the Check In Tas app or alternative electronic or paper-based ways to collect patron and visitor information. The Check In Tas app allows patrons and visitors to check-in to businesses, venues and events and have their data stored securely with the Tasmanian Department of Health. This information is needed in the event of contact tracing due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

Patrons and visitors can download the app for via the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

These businesses and premises include:

  • Swimming pools, gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, wellness centres including yoga and barre premises and other similar premises or venues, whether indoors or outdoors.
  • Venues used for sport or fitness, saunas, bath houses and other similar premises or venues, whether indoors or outdoors.
  • Premises used for personal training and other pre-arranged sporting activities.

Upcoming mandatory ‘Check In Tas’ app

Businesses

From 1 May 2021, a range of businesses, venues, organisations and events must register for and use the free Check In Tas app to collect the contact details of patrons aged 16 years and older.

You must clearly display the Check In Tas QR code at all your premises or event entrances. You will receive this QR code after you have registered.

For more information, including the complete list of applicable businesses and events, and how to register, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/check-in-tas and click on ‘Information for organisations and businesses’.

Patrons

From 1 May 2021, Tasmanians and visitors aged 16 years and older must check in to a range of businesses, venues, organisations and events with the Check In Tas app.

If you do not have an electronic device or are unable to use one, others in your group can check you in on their device or staff can check you in manually.

For more information about the Check In Tas app, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au/check-in-tas.


For more information about the relaxing of restrictions in Tasmania, visit coronavirus.tas.gov.au and select ‘Current restrictions’.

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