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Sport and recreation – Western Australia

Updated on 25 March 2021, at 18:00 AET

Gyms and fitness classes

In Western Australia, you can:

  • go to gyms, health clubs and indoor sports centres
  • take part in outdoor fitness classes
  • use indoor or outdoor gym equipment
  • practise yoga at an indoor studio
  • practise Pilates at an indoor studio

Gyms don't need to be staffed, but gym equipment must be cleaned regularly — including Pilates Reformer machines.

Swimming, recreation and sports

Outdoor and indoor swimming pools are open, with the venue's capacity limited to the 1 person per 2 square metres rule. Patrons include swimmers and spectators. Swimming classes can also resume and contact in the water is permitted.

Other recreational activities, such as riding, boating, fishing or shooting can continue. Playgrounds and skate parks can operate.

Full contact sport is permitted. This includes sports and activities that involves close physical contact, such as dancing and ballet.

Change rooms and shower facilities can open at sport and recreational venues.

Venue capacity limits

The total number of people at each activity can't exceed more than 1 person per 2 square metres. For example, a venue must span 200 square metres to hold a maximum of 100 people.

Indoor and outdoor venues can operate at up to 75 per cent capacity. Venues include:

  • community, recreation or youth centre or facilities, including community halls and sporting clubs
  • major stadiums (Optus Stadium, HBF Park, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium — Main Arena)

If the 2 square metre rule is greater than 75 per cent capacity, then the greater will apply.

Sport and recreation facilities including gyms, recreation centres, group fitness classes and indoor and outdoor swimming pools will continue to apply the 2 square metre rule.

It’s important to maintain good hygiene at all times.

WA businesses should update their COVID Safety Plans and implement them.

Mandatory contact register

Most businesses in Western Australia need to collect visitors’ contact details for contact tracing purposes. Visitors include patrons, staff, contractors and volunteers. The details collected will include contact telephone number, location, date and arrival time.

Unaccompanied children under 16 are encouraged but don’t need to register. Adults accompanying children under 16 are encouraged to register for them.

If you attend any of these venues or premises, you must provide your contact details:

  • gyms
  • indoor sporting centres
  • wellness centres
  • health clubs
  • fitness centres
  • pools — indoors and outdoors
  • saunas and bathhouses

Business owners can use their preferred collection method if they collect the necessary details. However, the WA Government recommends that businesses use the SafeWA app to register visitors’ contact details.

Businesses that use their own QR code for registration must also display the SafeWA QR code. Visitors can then choose their preferred QR code registration platform.

Businesses and visitors can download the SafeWA app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

For more information, visit wa.gov.au and click on ‘SafeWA: Online contact register’.

For information about other restrictions in Western Australia, visit wa.gov.au and select the ‘COVID-19: Information’ link, then click on 'What you can and can't do'.

You can also call the WA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Helpline on 13 COVID (13 26843). If you're interstate, call 1800 595 206. If you're overseas, call +61 8 9118 3100.

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