All sporting activities must be limited to groups of no more than five people, starting from May 8 until May 30, Sport Singapore announced today (May 6).
Maximum of 30 participants per class
Individuals in each group should also maintain a distance of two metres from each other, it added.
Organised programmes and classes can still be held with multiple groups of five, but the maximum number of participants allowed is 30.
They should not interact with one another and maintain a distance of three metres between groups.
Capacity for sports facilities reduced
Meanwhile, the capacity for all sport and physical activities and facilities will be reduced to one person per 10 square metres, from one person per eight square metres.
The number of people allowed to enter the facility will also be capped at 50.
Sports activities which are not permitted
All "high-risk" sports and exercise environments which are indoors will be temporarily closed for the period. These exercise venues include indoor fitness studios, gyms, and yoga and pilates studios.
The measures apply to all such venues, regardless of whether they are under commercial enterprises, national sports associations, country clubs, golf clubs, private apartments, condominiums or charities.
Mass participation sporting events will not be allowed to take place.
All wading pools and play pools at ActiveSG facilities will also be closed from May 8 to May 30. Feature pool amenities such as water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers and Jacuzzi pools, are closed until further notice.
Sports activities which are permitted, subject to approval
Live spectator sport events, sport competitions and tournaments, will be subject to approval before they can proceed. However, no spectators will not be allowed at any sports events or competitions.
Large outdoor classes at places such as parks or HDB common areas, can still continue if they are approved.
However, class sizes will be capped at 30, and includes participants, the instructor, and any assistants, subject to the venue capacity limit.
In the case of country clubs, they are allowed to treat different parts of their premises as separate facilities, provided that there are barriers and intermingling is not possible.
The press release follows an announcement by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on May 4 about the closure of indoor gymnasiums and fitness and health studios from May 8 to May 30, amidst a surge in Covid-19 cases in the community.
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