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Sport Singapore shares guidelines on sport and physical activity restrictions during COVID-19

Sport Singapore shares guidelines on sport and physical activity restrictions during COVID-19
April 8, 2020

Sport Singapore (SportSG) will be overseeing the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s measures to minimise the further spread of COVID-19. These guidelines cover measures related to all sports, physical exercises and activities, and public and private sports and recreational facilities in Singapore for the control period of 7th April 2020 to 4th May 2020.

Sport Singapore shares the following guidelines and rules:

Stay Healthy. “We encourage individuals to continue exercising and stay healthy as our immunity improves when we are fit and well. There should be no mixing between households, and this means that private coaches must not be physically present with clients to run individual or group programs at home or outdoors except through online channels.”

Exercise indoors. “We can keep fit by doing simple exercises at home. There are also online resources available, which offer access to virtual classes and events, as well as tips and advice on how to stay active at home. These will progressively be enhanced in collaboration with sport industry partners under the ActiveSG Circle initiative.”

Exercise outdoors. “If you wish to exercise outdoors, exercise on your own or only with members of your own household around your immediate neighbourhood in open, uncrowded places. Safe distancing measures must be observed at all times.”

Public parks and open-air stadiums will remain open but gathering in groups in these spaces must be avoided. People are advised to return home promptly after exercising and to not linger.

As announced by the Ministry of Health, sports and recreation facilities will be closed between 7th April 2020 and 4th May 2020.

  • SportSG facilities. With the exception of 15 open-air ActiveSG stadiums, all SportSG facilities will be closed. The closure includes ActiveSG Sport Centres, studios, gyms, indoor sport halls, swimming complexes, Active Health Labs, as well as The Float and The Rink@JCube.
  • Other facilities. All sports, fitness and recreation facilities and spaces shall be closed, including those operated by private apartments and condominiums, country clubs, golf clubs, businesses, and national sports associations.

All group sports and physical activities shall cease between 7th April 2020 and 4th May 2020, regardless of group size or location. This includes one-on-one private coaching sessions, as well as outdoor group physical activities (such as bootcamp-style training, circuit training, group running/cycling, group yoga, as well as gatherings involving workouts, exercises and physical activity of any nature). Physical activity involving only members of the same household may proceed according to the stated guidelines above.

SportSG urges everyone to remain socially responsible and limit interactions to members living in the same household.

In line with the above elevated set of measures announced by the Singapore Government to manage the COVID-19 situation, Singapore Sports Hub today advised that sports and recreational venues and facilities at the Singapore Sports Hub will be closed from 7th April to 4th May 2020.

The affected venues and facilities include OCBC Arena, OCBC Aquatic Centre, Splash-N-Surf and Community Facilities.

Singapore Sports Hub urge members of the public to practise social responsibility, go out only if necessary, avoid close contact with others and wear a mask when visiting the Singapore Sports Hub.

For more details, visit www.sportshub.com.sg/updates.

Click here for full list of Multi-MinistryTaskforce’s measures to minimise the further spread of COVID-19.

Main image shows Singapore Sports Hub's Stingray artificial wave machine. Image courtesy of Singapore Sports Hub/Twitter

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