News: Safety

Swimming bodies applaud NSW Government’s early indoor pool opening change

The NSW Government’s decision to fast-track the reopening of indoor pools for an increased range of activities from Monday 11th October has been applauded by the swimming and learn…

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Oct 8, 2021 Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Government / Safety /


New Zealand Agricultural Show cancelled for second successive year

The New Zealand Agricultural Show - previously known as the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association (CAPA) - has been cancelled due to COVID-19 for the second successive year.…

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Oct 8, 2021 Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Safety / Venues /


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces plans for domestic vaccine passports

The New Zealand Government is to introduce vaccine passports - that will likely contain a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate containing a QR code - for use at major public gathering…

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Oct 7, 2021 Events / Government / Safety / Tourism / Venues /


Exerp explains inclusion of government mandates in fitness clubs’ reopening processes

Exerp has shared its experience of how gym operators in other countries where it works have introduced government and health mandates for managing Coronavirus in their members'…

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Oct 7, 2021 Billing / Fitness / Safety / Wellness /


Business Events Industry Aotearoa conference postponed despite unveiling of New Zealand’s COVID roadmap

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) and Hawke’s Bay Tourism have announced the postponement of BEIA’s 45th Annual Conference in Hawke’s Bay until 2022 – with a…

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Oct 7, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Government / Safety / Venues /


Lotterywest funding backs Royal Life Saving WA to deliver water safety education to at-risk communities

Royal Life Saving WA has acknowledged its recent receipt of $200,000 in funding from Lotterywest to build water safety skills and reduce the risk of drowning for children and young people…

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Oct 7, 2021 Aquatics / Education / Finance / Safety /


VIC Active takes political sides in urging fitness sector to back state opposition

Frustrated at Victoria’s ongoing Coronavirus lockdown, industry body VIC Active has turned its back on the apolitical approach usually adopted by industry associations and is urging…

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Oct 6, 2021 ByNigel Benton Fitness / Government / Safety /


Elite swimming rocked by new sexual abuse allegations

Australian swimming has been shocked by accusations of sexual abuse involving former elite swimming coach John Wright broadcast on the ABC on last night The report by Lorna Knowles of ABC…

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Oct 6, 2021 Aquatics / Legal / Safety / Sport /


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