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Infographic – Safe Return To Sport And Physical Activity & Exercise For Phase Two

As announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, Phase Two will commence on 19 June 2020. In addition to SportSG’s latest advisory (updated 18 June), we have also prepared an infographic (see below) on 'Safe Return To Sport And Physical Activity & Exercise For Phase Two'Do your part in keeping you and your community safe.

 

UPDATED 23 JULY: ADVISORY FOR RESUMPTION OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE & ACTIVITY FOR PHASE TWO (“SAFE TRANSITION”) 

Sport Singapore’s Advisory For Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise & Activity For Phase Two (“Safe Transition”) has important measures to look after your health and wellbeing. For any queries, please read our frequently asked questions (updated as of 4 Sep). You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg

  1. This advisory provides members of the public and sport and physical exercise & activity organisers and operators with information on the resumption of sport and physical exercise under Phase Two (“Safe Transition”), as well as the safe management measures to be implemented.
  2. As announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, Phase Two will commence on 19 June 2020. Measures mandated in this advisory have to be in effect before the sport and physical exercise & activity are permitted to resume.

    GENERAL POSTURE FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE & ACTIVITY

  1. In Phase Two, all sport and physical exercise & activity may resume under the following conditions:

  1. Sport and recreational facilities may open. Facilities can only admit a maximum number of persons according to its Gross Floor Area based on 10 Sqm per person.[1] No facility, regardless of size, shall admit more than 50 persons without specific approval by Sport Singapore.

  2. Physical distancing of 2 metres (2 arms-length) between individuals should be maintained in general while exercising and playing sport. A physical distancing of 3 metres (3 arms-length) between individuals should be observed for indoors high intensity or high movement exercise classes.

  3. Group activities are limited to no more than 5 participants. If there is more than one group sharing a space, the groups must not interact and must maintain a distance of 3 metres apart from one another at all times. For organised programmes and classes, an additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) from a permitted enterprise may guide the group.

  4. Contact sports are permitted, notwithstanding point 3b above, with modification to avoid extensive body contact.

  5. Mask should be worn as a default.Masks can be taken off when performing strenuous activities, although it is still recommended as good practice even under such circumstances.

  6. Sharing of common equipment should be avoided.Personal equipment should not be shared. If this cannot be done, then equipment should be wiped down / sanitised frequently. This includes gym equipment such as weights, and sport equipment such as basketballs.

  7. Owners or Operators of facilities are responsible for ensuring safe management measures are implemented, and that their patrons/users comply.

4.         The above conditions are elaborated in paras 5-7, and additional conditions for specific settings are set out in Table 1.

 

RE-OPENING OF SPORT & RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

5.         Re-opening of Sport and Recreational Facilities.  Sport and recreational facilities, including but not limited to swimming pools, stadiums, fitness studios, gyms, indoor sport halls, outdoor courts, bowling centres, golf courses, managed by public, private and commercial entities, as well as those in condominiums, may be opened from Phase Two.

6.         Facility Capacity.      The maximum number of persons allowed at each facility shall be limited according to its Gross Floor Area based on 10 Sqm per person or 50 persons, whichever is lower. This applies to all outdoors, indoors and sheltered facilities that are larger than 50 Sqm.  This capacity limit is to minimise the risk of large clusters forming.  For facilities smaller than 50 Sqm, facility operators have to ensure that the physical distancing measures are observed.[2]    

7.         Safe Management Measures.  In consultation with industry stakeholders, Sport Singapore is providing operational guidance on the following safe management measures, which facility operators will have to put in place prior to the opening of their sport and recreational facilities to minimise the risk and consequence of infection.  Operators of facilities are to ensure compliance by all users.   

  1. Appoint Safe Management Officer.Facility operators are to designate a senior staff as Safe Management Officer (SMO) to ensure compliance with the measures. The SMO will be responsible for formulating the implementation plans, conducting inspections and checks, as well as maintaining records for subsequent audits by the authorities.

  2. Support Contact Tracing & Implement Temperature Screening. All sport and recreational facilities must implement SafeEntry for participants and visitors. Facility operators must conduct temperature screening[3] and checks on visible symptoms[4] for visitors, and turn away those with fever and/or who appear unwell.Employees and visitors are encouraged to download and activate the TraceTogether app.

  3. Reduce Physical Interaction and Ensure Safe Distancing.Facility operators will have to organise human traffic flow and space management to ensure that the mixing of groups is minimised to transient contact. Equipment should be arranged to allow users to exercise at a safe distance with each other.

  4. Crowd Management. Facility operators will have to devise systems to ensure there is no overcrowding at or around their premises, such as through the use of booking systems. Facility operators will have to manage rest areas and changing room operations to prevent crowding and loitering.

  5. Wear Masks & Ensure Hygiene. Facility operators will have to ensure that all visitors don masks when they enter the facility. Hand sanitisers should be placed in close proximity of the facility entrance and high-touch surfaces like door handles.Visitors should be encouraged to sanitise their hands before entering the facility.

  6. Enhance Cleaning Protocols.Facility operators will have to frequently disinfect common spaces and interactive components (e.g. smart kiosks, turnstiles).Equipment will have to be thoroughly wiped down and cleaned after each use.Personal equipment should not be shared.

  7. Ventilation.Indoor spaces should be kept well-ventilated.For non-air conditioned spaces, windows should be kept open and additional fans should be put in place.

TABLE 1: ADDITIONAL MEASURES BY FACILITY TYPE

Gymnasiums

  • Adhere to facility capacity.
  • Individual training in gyms may proceed.
  • Participants should not socialise and should minimise communication.
  • Equipment is placed and used such that there is a 2m distance between users.
  • Coaching and spotting may proceed with safe distancing. The trainer should be masked.
  • Organised programmes/classes of up to 5 persons may proceed, with an additional instructor or a coach.
  • No mixing between multiple groups throughout.


Studio

  • Adhere to facility capacity.
  • Group activities shall be limited to 5 persons. For organised programmes/classes, an additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible.
  • 3 metre distance between different groups should be maintained at all times.
  • No mixing between multiple groups throughout.


Indoor sport halls


  • Adhere to facility capacity.
  • Human traffic flow is to be managed to ensure no mixing of groups, and no loitering or waiting outside of sport halls.


Swimming pools


  • Adhere to facility capacity. Facility operator to put in place measures to ensure venue capacity is observed so that there will be no overcrowding.
  • Group activities shall be limited to 5 persons. For organised programmes/classes, an additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible.
  • Instructor may adopt the most appropriate position and distance in the interest of water safety.
  • 3 metre distance between different groups should be maintained at all times.
  • No mixing between multiple groups throughout.


Outdoor facilities (courts, pitches)


  • Adhere to facility capacity. Facility operator to ensure measures are in place to ensure venue capacity is observed so that there will be no overcrowding.
  • Group activities shall be limited to 5 persons. For organised programmes/classes, an additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible.
  • 3 metre distance between different groups should be maintained at all times.
  • No mixing between multiple groups throughout.

8.         Sport Singapore Facilities.  ActiveSG stadiums, studios, gyms, indoor sport halls, and swimming complexes (only competition and training pools will be available) will be opened from 19 June 2020. The Rink@JCube will be opened from 3 July 2020. More details will be available on www.therink.sg soon.

There will be facility-specific safe management measures in place at our ActiveSG facilities, and members of public are advised to follow these strictly for their wellbeing. 

Bookings for ActiveSG facilities via the ActiveSG app and myactivesg.com will be available from 18 June 2020, 7am.  More details on how to book ActiveSG facilities can be found on myactivesg.com.

TABLE 2: SAFE MEASUREMENT MEASURES AT ACTIVESG FACILITIES

ActiveSG Facility

Safe Management Measures

Stadiums (including hockey pitches)

 

  • Venue capacity of 50 pax at any one time.
  • Operating hours from 7am to 9.30pm.
  • No booking required.
  • Queues will be dispersed, with users asked to return at non-peak times.
  • Temperature screening and access with SafeEntry. No entry to those with temperature of 38 degrees and above.
  • Exercise in groups of 5 permitted. For organised programmes/classes, one additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible.
  • Toilets are open. Users to observe safe distancing measures.
  • If there is more than one group sharing a space, the groups must not interact and must maintain a distance of 3m apart at all times.
  • No socialisation beyond activities.


Swimming Complexes (only competition & training pools will be available)


  • Venue capacity of 50 pax at any one time.
  • Only competition and training pools are open.
  • Booking required via ActiveSG app / myactivesg.com.
  • Temperature screening and access with SafeEntry. No entry to those with temperature of 38 degrees and above.
  • Lane ropes for lap swimming.
  • As of 16 July, specific swimming timings:
    • Lap swim for seniors[1] only: 6.30am to 8.45am
    • Lap swim for general public: Mon to Fri - 9.00am to 12.00pm and 6.15pm to 9.45pm; Sat & Sun - 6.15pm to 9.45pm
    • Organised classes (Groups of 5 + 1 coach/instructor): Mon to Fri - 12.00pm to 6.00pm; Sat & Sun - 9.00am to 6.00pm
    • There will be extended operating hours at Our Tampines Hub, Sengkang, Yio Chu Kang, Jurong Lake & Kallang Basin Swimming Pools, till 11.00pm to cater to lap swim for the general public.
  • Toilets and changing rooms are open. There will be a queue system to access changing rooms. Swimmers are encouraged to wipe dry after swimming, and put on their attire without accessing changing rooms.
  • No socialisation beyond activities.


Indoor & Outdoor Sport Facilities

  • Venue capacity of 50 pax at any one time.
  • Booking required via ActiveSG app / myactivesg.com.
  • From 27 July 2020,
    • For Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis: a max of 5 pax per court / table will be admitted into the facility. However, only a max of 4 pax should be playing on court / table at any time. An instructor or a coach is permissible and will be included in the 5 pax allowed into the facility.
    • For Squash (singles court): A max of 3 pax per court will be allowed into the facility. However, only a max of 2 pax should be playing on court at any time. An instructor or a coach is permissible and will be included in the 3 pax allowed into the facility.
  • For Team Sport (e.g. Futsal, Netball, Volleyball, Basketball, Floorball): Max of 5 pax per team. For these team sports, an additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible and will be in addition to the 5 pax allowed into the facility. Depending on facility capacity, multiple teams of 5 are allowed subjected to 2m distancing between individuals and 3m distancing between teams.
  • There shall be clear segregation between teams and no cross-mixing or cross-playing between teams.
  • Toilets are open. Users to observe safe distancing measures.
  • No socialisation beyond activities.


Gyms / Studios

  • Studios: Dependent on facility capacity. Group activities shall be limited to 5 persons with a 2m (or 3m for high intensity/movement activities) distancing between individuals. For organised programmes/classes, an additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible. If facility capacity allows for more than one group of 5 pax to share the same venue, a 3m distance between different groups should be maintained at all times. No mixing between multiple groups throughout.
  • Gyms: Capped at 10sqm per pax or 50 pax, whichever is lower.

    Extended gym operating hours is from 7am to 12.30am, except for Toa Payoh West CC Gym, Ang Mo Kio CC Gym and Enabling Village Gym which will close at 10pm.

  • Booking required via ActiveSG app / myactivesg.com.
  • Toilets are open. Users to observe safe distancing measures.
  • No socialisation beyond activities.

 

 


[Dual-use facilities in schools and som
e ActiveSG facilities listed in Annex A will remain closed.]

9.         More Open Spaces for Sport and Physical Exercise & Activity.  There will be more open spaces for members of the public to participate in sport and physical exercise & activity.  In addition to ActiveSG stadiums, lawns, playfields and open spaces in parks and state lands under NParks and the Singapore Land Authority, will be re-opened for public use. Organised group sport and physical exercise & activity may proceed in these spaces. Please visit the agencies’ websites (NParks: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/noticeboard, SLA: https://www.sla.gov.sg/newsroom/press-release) for the safe management measures that are in place. Members of the public are advised to be socially responsible when using these shared spaces and to observe these safe management measures. Enforcement officers and Safe Distancing Ambassadors will continue to be deployed around the island to ensure adherence to these measures.

 

MEASURES CONCERNING NATURE OF ACTIVITIES

10.       A 2-metre distancing should be maintained as the default posture and observed wherever possible when one is exercising, because of the higher risk of spread of respiratory droplets.

11.       The intent is to allow for contact sport if it is the normal nature of that sporting activity. As such, sport such as Football, Handball, Netball, Basketball, Futsal, Ultimate Flying Disc, Touch Rugby, Paintball may proceed without modification as long as the group size limit is observed. Distancing should still be maintained outside the play area. Contact sport that involve extensive body contact should however be modified. 

12.       Sport Singapore has been engaging the national sport associations that govern the various sport in Singapore on the safe management measures for their particular sport. The governing bodies of these sport will be publishing their endorsed safe management plans on their websites and on Sport Singapore website: https://circle.myactivesg.com/ssi/safe-return-to-sport/plan-listing from 19 June onwards. In the interim, Sport Singapore is providing sport specific broad guidelines (see Annex B) as a reference to those who engage in these sport and facility operators.

 

AGE SEGMENT SPECIFIC MEASURES

13.       There is no restriction on organised activities for children and youth. Senior-centric[1] activities may resume under Phase 2, limited for now to activities that can be done individually, with safe management measures in place and no sharing of equipment between participants.

14.       As Seniors are more vulnerable to the virus, they should stay at home as much as possible, and continue to keep fit by doing exercises at home.  There are also online resources available on https://circle.myactivesg.com (QR code provided), which offer access to virtual classes and events, as well as tips and advice on how to stay active at home.

  

ENFORCEMENT OF MEASURES

15.       Government agencies will be conducting inspections following Phase 2 reopening, where those who do not comply with safe management measures may face penalties.

16.       Fitness activities organisers and operators should only resume operations when they can comply with safe management measures.  Within two weeks of the date of resumption of on-site operations, they are required to:

  1. Submit the number of workers who are working on-site via the GoBusiness portal (https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg); and
  2. Prepare and have ready a safe management plan covering the measures relevant to their operations.

Sport Singapore will be conducting on-site inspections, where businesses found not complying with safe management measures may be required to close. Businesses that are unable to comply are advised to approach Sport Singapore on alternative arrangements at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg.

 

PERIODIC REVIEW

17.       These parameters will be reviewed from time to time, and more persons may be allowed at a later juncture in Phase Two, taking into account how well the safe measures are implemented by operators and the compliance of the users in these settings, and the broader COVID-19 situation at the time.

 

EVERYONE HAS A PART TO PLAY AGAINST COVID-19

18.       With the gradual easing of measures, Singaporeans are urged to remain vigilant and observe safe distancing measures in place to minimise community transmissions. Together, we all have a part to play in keeping COVID-19 at bay, and protect ourselves and our loved ones. 

For the latest updates on COVID-19 for sport and physical exercise & activity, please visit sportsingapore.gov.sg. For queries, members of the public can email the Sport Singapore QSM at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg or call 1800-344-1177 during office hours (Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am to 6.00pm).

 

[1]  Facilities up to 50 sqm can admit up to 5 persons, e.g. a 20 sqm facility can accommodate 5 persons. This does not include staff. 

[2] This does not include staff.

[3]Individuals with temperatures above 38 degrees Celsius are considered as having a fever.

[4]Notable visible symptoms to look out for include: (a) coughing; (b) sneezing; (c) breathlessness; and (d) a runny nose.

[5]Refers to those who are 60 years and above

[6] Refers to those who are 60 years and above

 

24 MAY: ADVISORY ON GRADUAL RESUMPTION OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE / ACTIVITY AFTER CIRCUIT BREAKER (2 JUNE ONWARDS)

Sport Singapore’s Advisory On Gradual Resumption Of Sport And Physical Exercise / Activity After Circuit Breaker (2 June Onwards) has important measures to look after your health and wellbeing. For any queries, please read our frequently asked questions  to find out more. You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg.

 

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UPDATED 17 MAY: 
ADVISORY ON TIGHTENED MEASURES FOR SPORT AND
PHYSICAL EXERCISE DURING THE EXTENDED CIRCUIT BREAKER PERIOD (TILL 1 JUNE 2020)

Our latest Advisory On Tightened Sport And Physical Exercise During the Extended Circuit Breaker Period (Till 1 June 2020) has additional measures to look after your health and wellbeing. For any queries, please read our frequently asked questions (updated as of 17 May) to find out more.You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg.

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UPDATED 17 MAY: INFOGRAPHIC ON ETIQUETTE FOR EXERCISING IN COMMON SPACES

The public is strongly encouraged to exercise at home. If you have to leave your home to walk, run, cycle or engage in other similar exercise, be socially responsible and considerate to others. SportSG has prepared an infographic on 'Etiquette For Exercising In Common Spaces'.Do your part in keeping you and your community safe.

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UPDATED 2 MAY: INFOGRAPHIC ON ETIQUETTE FOR EXERCISING IN COMMON SPACES

 

The public is strongly encouraged to exercise at home. If you have to leave your home to walk, run, cycle or engage in other similar exercise, be socially responsible and considerate to others. SportSG has prepared an infographic on ‘Etiquette For Exercising In Common Spaces’. Do your part in keeping you and your community safe.

Advisory for Exercise in Public

UPDATED 21 APR: ADVISORY ON TIGHTENED MEASURES FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE DURING THE EXTENDED CIRCUIT BREAKER PERIOD (TILL 1 JUNE 2020) AND FAQs

Our latest Advisory On Tightened Measures For Sport And Physical Exercise During The Extended Circuit Breaker Period (Till 1 June 2020) has additional measures to look after your health and well-being. For any queries, please read our frequently asked questions (updated as of 2 May) to find out more. You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg

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UPDATED 17 APR: ACTIVATION OF ACTIVESG SPORT HALLS

The Government has been working closely with employers to adapt to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, and to meet the needs of workers affected by the situation. There is an urgent need to provide alternative living areas for foreign workers (FWs) who provide essential services, and do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

SportSG has activated some of our sport facilities, which are temporarily closed, to accommodate these FWs. From today, ActiveSG sport halls at Pasir Ris, Jurong West, Clementi and Hougang will be housing these FWs progressively. Strict protocols will be in place to manage the FWs’ entry and presence at these Sport Centres.

Together with our fellow government agencies, we will ensure the safety of the FWs, our staff, and residents in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

#SGUnited #stayhomeforSG

 

UPDATED 15 APR: ADVISORY ON SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE & ACTIVITIES FOR THE CONTROL PERIOD OF 7 APRIL 2020 TO 4 MAY 2020 (UPDATED MEASURES) AND FAQs

Our latest Advisory On Sport and Physical Exercise And Activities For The Control Period Of 7 April 2020 To 4 May 2020 (Updated Measures) has additional measures to look after your health and wellbeing. For any queries, please read our frequently asked questions to find out more. You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg

 

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UPDATED 9 APR: TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ACTIVESG STADIUMS

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UPDATED 8 APR: FAQs FOR ADVISORY ON SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE & ACTIVITIES FOR THE CONTROL PERIOD OF 7 APRIL 2020 to 4 MAY 2020

Our latest Advisory on Sport and Physical Exercise and Activities for the Control Period of 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 has additional measures to look after your health and wellbeing. For any queries, please read our frequently asked questions to find out more.You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg.

 

  UPDATED 6 APR:  FAQs FOR ADVISORY ON SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE & ACTIVITIES FOR THE CONTROL PERIOD OF 7 APRIL 2020 TO 4 MAY 2020

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https://www.facebook.com/activehealthsingapore

https://www.youtube.com/c/ActiveSG

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCuxLiBJZxsbBx9tpV0KTt7A

https://www.youtube.com/user/kelvinchuayh/playlists

 

UPDATED 5 APR: ADVISORY ON SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE & ACTIVITIES FOR THE CONTROL PERIOD OF 7 APRIL 2020 TO 4 MAY 2020

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https://www.youtube.com/user/kelvinchuayh/playlists 

 

UPDATED 4 APR:

The Jurong East Sport Hall is currently available for bookings. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to users. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

UPDATED 2 APR: 

1) JURONG EAST SPORT HALL WILL BE CLOSED TILL 4 APR 2020

Affected patrons will be notified via email/sms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

2) TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ACTIVE HEALTH LABS

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, all Active Health Labs and ActiveFIT machines will be temporarily closed from 6 April 2020. All assessments and programmes will be cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any enquiries, please contact us at 9839 9562.

While we are encouraged to stay home, let’s continue to exercise and stay healthy. Check out our variety of exercise videos that are suitable for all ages.

Stay active. Stay safe. Take care!
Your Active Health Team

 

UPDATED 31 MAR: UPDATED FAQs ON ADVISORY FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE/ ACTIVITIES

The Advisory For Sport And Physical Exercise/Activity has additional measures to look after your health and well-being. For any questions, please read the updated FAQs on advisory for sport and physical exercise and activities to find out more. You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg.

 

UPDATED 31 MAR: JURONG EAST SPORT HALL WILL BE CLOSED TILL 3 APR 2020.

Affected patrons will be notified via email/sms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


UPDATED 27 MAR: FAQs ON UPDATED ADVISORY FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE/ ACTIVITIES

Our latest Advisory For Sport And Physical Exercise/Activity has additional measures to look after your health and wellbeing. For any questions, please read our frequently asked questions on the advisory for sport and physical exercise and activities to find out more. You are welcome to share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg.


UPDATED 26 MAR: UPDATED ADVISORY FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE/ ACTIVITIES

Following our advisory on 25 Mar 2020, we have consulted our stakeholders and adjusted our measures accordingly in this latest advisory. The key change is in the requirement for Studios.

The table below is a summary of SportSG’s advisory for Sport and Physical Exercise / Activity which has to be strictly followed by private operators and National Sports Associations (NSAs).

SPORT SINGAPORE’S ADVISORY
FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE / ACTIVITY

with effect from 26 Mar 2020, 2359 hours

 

  • The following are to be suspended until 30 Apr 2020 or cancelled:


    • All tournaments/competitions, leagues and matches;
    • All senior-centric programmes; and
    • All children & youth-centric[1] group activities regardless of class size.


  • All gatherings, group activities and classes must not exceed 10 persons.


  • Physical distance of at least 1m between participants must be followed strictly at all times.


  • Operating capacity must be kept to no more than one person per 16 square metres of usable space for gyms, indoor sport halls, stadiums and swimming pools.


  • It is the responsibility of programme and venue operators to put in place strong access controls to conduct temperature screening and health declaration, as well as implement a registration process to facilitate contact tracing. They are to turn away participants who are unwell or who have travelled overseas in the last 14 days.


  • Venue operators are to conduct frequent disinfection of common spaces, and increase the frequency of cleaning for surfaces and interactive components (e.g. smart kiosks, turnstiles). Hand sanitisers should be placed near frequently touched surfaces like door handles.

 

ADDITIONAL MEASURES BY FACILITY TYPE

Gyms

 

  • There should be no clustering or bunching of users in the gym.
  • Users should be reminded to wipe down equipment after use.
  • Gym spaces should be kept well-ventilated.
  • Efforts should be taken to increase spacing between equipment and remind users to maintain physical distancing. Demarcation of spaces around equipment to discourage overcrowding is expected.

Studios

 

  • Classes should have no more than 10 persons, with at least 1m spacing between them at all times.
  • Shared equipment that may be difficult to sanitise between sessions (e.g. gloves) should be removed. Users should be encouraged to bring their own mats if needed.
  • Studios should be kept well-ventilated.

Indoor Sport Halls

  • Group activities should have no more than 10 persons, with at least 1 metre spacing between them.
  • Indoor sports halls should be kept well-ventilated.

Stadiums/ Swimming Pools/ Outdoor Venues

  • Group activities should have no more than 10 persons, with at least 1 metre spacing between them.

 

  • Private operators and organisations that are unable to comply with this advisory are required to suspend their services during this time.MOH will be promulgating Regulations under the Infectious Diseases Act to give force to safe distancing measures. Existing levers under the Infectious Diseases Act, including the temporary suspension of operations, may be used against persons and operators that are non-compliant with the Regulations. Regulatory agencies will also impose penalties for breaches or lapses.

 



[1] Defined as those in primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, ITEs and polytechnics


BEST PRACTICES TO ADOPT

 

  1. Reduce crowding as follows:

     

    1. Avoid setting up queues in general, and implement a pre-booking system. If necessary to set up a queue, avoid locations that may cause crowding in or outside the venue.Implement a queue management system that spaces participants out with clear demarcations (e.g. floor markers with distancing of at least 1 metre).Disperse crowds immediately.

       

    2. Stagger entry and exit timings to the venue.Consider implementing an alert-based entry system (i.e. visitors arrive at the entry point when they receive an alert).

       

    3. Within the venue, implement a physical separation distance of at least 1 metre between persons. For instance, leave one or two vacant seats between participants or implement chequerboard seating, except where participants are related (e.g. families or couples).

       

  2. Display notices and posters prominently, detailing prevention and control measures (e.g. avoid shaking hands, wipe down gym equipment, wash hands with soap, practice good personal hygiene). Refer to https://www.moh.gov/covid-19/resources for the latest notices and posters.

     

  3. Advise participants to practice social responsibility, including monitoring their own health condition and to stay away if unwell.

     

  4. Encourage participants to install and activate the Govtech-produced app [https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg].

     

  5. Provide hand sanitisers to frontline staff who handle cash and other payment devices.

     

  6. Operators and organisations are encouraged to participate in SG Clean. For more details on the programme, please refer to www.sgclean.gov.sg.

 

Please share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg or call 1800-344-1177 during office hours (Mon – Fri, 9.00am – 6.00pm) as we practise social responsibility to stay safe and healthy.

 

 

UPDATED 25 MAR: ADVISORY FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE/ACTIVITIES

The Ministry of Health (“MOH”) issued an additional advisory “Tighter Measures To Minimise Further Spread of COVID-19” on 24 Mar 2020. In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, Sport Singapore (SportSG) is providing operational guidance on physical distancing measures.

The table below is a summary of SportSG’s advisory for Sport and Physical Exercise/Activities.

SPORT SINGAPORE’S ADVISORY FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE/ACTIVITIES

as at 25 March 2020

  • All tournaments/competitions, leagues and matches to be suspended till 30 Apr 2020, or cancelled with effect from 26 Mar 2020, 2359hrs.
  • All senior-centric programmes are suspended till 30 Apr 2020.
  • All ActiveSG children & youth-centric organised programmes are suspended till 30 Apr 2020. All others must follow suit from 26 Mar 2020, 2359hrs till 30 Apr 2020.
  • All gatherings must not exceed 10 people.
  • Physical distance of at least 1m from each other must be followed strictly.
  • Private operators and NSAs must follow the advisory strictly.

RULES & REGULATIONS

Gyms

 

  • Operating capacity must be kept to one person per 16 sqm of usable space.
  • No organised group activities must be allowed to intermingle within the space.
  • Ensure strong access control for proper screening.

Studios


  • Operating capacity of each studio must be kept to one person per 16 sqm of usable space or maximum of 10 people, whichever is lower.
  • Activities must be conducted with at least 1m spacing between individuals.
  • Ensure strong access control for proper screening.

Outdoor programmes

  • Organised outdoor activities must keep to a maximum of 10 participants with 1m spacing between them.

Stadiums/ Swimming Pools


  • Capacity must be limited by the norm of one person per 16 sqm of activity space.
  • Organised programmes must keep to a maximum of 10 people with 1m spacing between them.
  • For pools, ensure strong access control for proper screening.

Indoor Sport Halls

  • Capacity must be limited by the norm of one person per 16 sqm of activity space.
  • Organised activities must keep to a maximum of 10 people with 1m spacing between them.
  • Ensure strong access control for proper screening.

 

BEST PRACTICES

 

  1. Reduce crowding as follows:

     

    1. Implement a queue management system where necessary. Space participants out with clear demarcations (e.g. floor markers with distancing of at least 1m) with not more than 10 people in the queue.

       

    2. Stagger entry and exit timings to the event or venue. Consider implementing an alert-based entry system (i.e. visitors arrive at the entry point when they receive an alert).

       

    3. Implement seating arrangements with separation distance of at least 1m between participants (e.g. leave one or two vacant seats between participants or chequerboard seating), except where participants are related (e.g. families or couples).

       

  2. Display notices and posters prominently, detailing prevention and control measures (e.g. avoid shaking hands, wipe down gym equipment, wash hands with soap, practice good personal hygiene). Refer to https://www.moh.gov/covid-19/resources for the latest notices and posters.

     

  3. Advise participants to practice social responsibility, including monitoring their own health condition and avoiding attending the event if unwell.

     

  4. Put in place temperature screening and health declaration measures, including turning away participants who are unwell.

     

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  6. Conduct frequent disinfection of common spaces. Increase frequency of cleaning for surfaces and interactive components within the venue (e.g smart kiosks, turnstiles). Place hand sanitisers near frequently touched surfaces like door handles.

     

  7. Provide hand sanitisers to frontline staff who handle cash and other payment devices.

     

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Please share your opinion with us at SPORT_QSM@sport.gov.sg or call 1800-344-1177 during office hours (Mon – Fri, 9.00am – 6.00pm) as we practise social responsibility to stay safe and healthy.

You may refer to the FAQs here.

 

UPDATED 24 MAR: Suspension of children and youth-centric organised programmes with immediate effect at ActiveSG facilities with immediate effect until 7 April 2020

Sport Singapore (SportSG) will be suspending all ActiveSG’s children and youth-centric organised programmes at ActiveSG facilities with immediate effect until 7 April 2020 to coincide with efforts by schools to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19.  The make-up programme sessions will be held after the suspension is lifted. In addition, our senior-centric programmes will also be suspended until 7 April 2020. 

The affected children and youth-centric organised programmes include the following:

  1. ActiveSG Academies and Clubs programmes
  2. Swim Safer assessment
  3. Learn-To-Play programmes at ActiveSG Sport Centres
  4. SportCares programmes

SportSG would like to advise all private academies and clubs, as well as our partners to follow suit to protect our young ones.  Despite the inconveniences caused, we seek the cooperation of our partners and parents during this period to remain committed to work together with us to keep our children safe.

Please click here for FAQs.

 

UPDATED 23 MAR:

  1. Jurong East Sport Hall will be open from 23 Mar 2020, 1400hrs onwards.
  2. All ActiveSG Senior-Centric Programmes will be suspended till 7 Apr 2020.
  3. Ang Mo Kio CC ActiveSG gym has been closed till further notice. The nearest ActiveSG gyms are at Bishan or Yio Chu Kang Sport Centres.
  4. Toa Payoh West CC ActiveSG gym has been closed till further notice. The nearest ActiveSG gym is at Toa Payoh Sport Centre.

UPDATED 17 MAR: Yio Chu Kang and Jurong East Sport Halls will be closed till 22 March 2020.

Affected patrons will be notified via email/sms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

UPDATED 15 MAR: SportSG will be implementing enhanced precautionary measures in line with the latest advisory issued by Ministry of Health (MOH) on 13 March 2020.

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Measures taken by ActiveSG

What it means to you?

Temperature taking and registration form* for all users entering all ActiveSG sport facilities. This includes:

  1. Swimming Pools
  2. Indoor sport halls
  3. Stadiums and outdoor facilities

You would be requested to fill in a registration form*. At the same time, your temperature will be taken. Users with a temperature reading of above 38 Degree Celsius will not be allowed into our facilities and will be advised to seek immediate medical attention.

 

ActiveSG Gyms:

Regulated access to all ActiveSG gyms to ensure adequate personal space among users.

 

You may be offered queue numbers if and when our gym has reached maximum capacity.

Maximum capacity varies with location. Please check your ActiveSG App regularly to view gym capacity.

 

ActiveSG Studios:

ActiveSG studio programmes will now be conducted outdoors. In the event a programme must take place in the studio, the number of users allowed to be present in the studios will be restricted to ensure there is more personal space among participants.

 

Please check with your programme instructor for the updated location of your programme.

ActiveSG Swimming Pools:

  1. Children’s wading and feature play pools will be closed till further notice.
  2. Regulated access to all swimming complexes.


 You may be asked to wait to enter the swimming pool. We seek your understanding.

ActiveSG Sport Halls:

  1. Alternate badminton and table tennis courts will be made available for booking.
  2. No changes to squash or tennis court bookings and usage.

 

Affected court bookings from 16 March will be cancelled and refunded accordingly. You will be informed via emails/sms if your booking is affected.

For further enquiries, you may approach any of our Guest Officers on duty.

ActiveSG Stadiums:

  1. There will be lane segmentation for joggers at all stadiums.
  2. Regulated access to all stadiums.

 

All users to stay within your lane please. 

You may be asked to wait to enter the stadium. We seek your understanding.

*ActiveSG members who enter our sports facilities (gym/swimming pool) using payments other than the ActiveSG wallet are requested to fill in a visitor registration form. All non-ActiveSG members are required to fill in the visitor registration form.



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