NSW gyms to require COVID Safe marshalls

NSW gyms to require COVID Safe marshalls

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has today announced new measures to ensure COVID Safe hygiene at gyms that will come into force from Saturday morning (Friday midnight).

"All gyms need to have a COVID marshall in place at all times," she told a press conference this morning.

"That includes gyms who currently might have a business model where they don't have any staff present," she said, noting a permanent person or staff member would need to fill this role."

As the state recorded another 19 new cases overnight, all from known sources, the Premier said this latest measure was in line with the health advice.

"We know those high risk activities are those indoor venues where people are in close proximity to others when speaking, or when they're in close physical activity such as a gym," she said.

She said businesses in general were downloading what they needed to do to be COVID Safe, but not enough were registering.

"We'd like to see those numbers increase, but I do want to thank those businesses that really stepped up and made that difference.

"I also want to thank patrons. If I walk into a venue and I'm not comfortable with how COVID Safe that venue is, I would leave, and I expect every patron to do the same."

The state has reported 19 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the state's total number of cases 3,529.

Of those cases three are linked to a funeral gathering in Bankstown, 10 are associated with the Thai Rock cluster in Wetherill Park, two are connected to the Thai Rock cluster in Potts Point, one is a staff member at The Apollo in Potts Point, one is connected to the Crossroads Hotel cluster, and two are travellers from overseas.

Updated at 11:47am AEST on 29 July 2020.

 

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