All public & private gyms, pools, sports facilities in S'pore closed from Apr. 7 - May 4

No more circuit training for circuit breaking.

Rexanne Yap | April 06, 2020, 02:00 PM

All public and private sports facilities and activities will be suspended from April 7 to May 4.

This was announced in a statement by SportSG on April 6.

What will be suspended?

The closure includes (but is not limited to) ActiveSG Sports Centres, studios, gyms, indoor sports halls, swimming complexes, Active Health Labs, as well as The [email protected] Bay and The [email protected]

All sports facilities operated by private apartments and condominiums, country clubs, golf clubs, businesses, and national sports associations will also be closed.

Sports activities - regardless of whether it is conducted one-on-one or in a group; or if it is held indoors or outdoors - will also be suspended.

Some examples of these activities are circuit training, group running/cycling, group yoga, as well as gatherings involving physical activity of any nature.

Private coaches must use online telecommunications to train their clients.

Exceptions

15 ActiveSG stadiums and public parks will remain open during the control period for members of the public to exercise.

These 15 stadiums are:

1. Bedok Stadium

2. Bishan Stadium

3. Bukit Gombak Stadium

4. Choa Chu Kang Stadium

5. Clementi Stadium

6. Home of Athletics

7. Hougang Stadium

8. Jurong West Stadium

9. MOE (Evans) Stadium

10. Queenstown Stadium

11. Serangoon Stadium

12. Toa Payoh Stadium

13. Woodlands Stadium

14. Yio Chu Kang Stadium

15. Yishun Stadium

However, coaching, training and group activities are forbidden within these facilities. To ensure safe distancing, ActiveSG staff will be deployed to turn away non-compliant visitors.

How to keep active in a 'circuit breaker' situation

SportSG recommends everyone to continue their exercise routine at home, such as by making use of online resources and follow along to a virtual workout routine.

SportSG also has plans to enhance their online programmes to offer virtual classes and events.

If one wishes to exercise outdoors, do so in your immediate neighbourhood in open, uncrowded places. Make sure that you exercise alone, or only with members of your household.

You can exercise in public parks or open-air stadiums, but do observe safe distancing at all times. Do not gather in groups, do not linger, and return home promptly after exercising.

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