Coronavirus: Work out at home, urges SportSG, but if you exercise outdoors you may do so with those from your same household

Individuals should put on their masks after completing their exercises. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - While Sport Singapore (SportSG) still encourages people to work out at home, the national agency said those going out to exercise can now do so with those in the same household in its updated advisory issued on Sunday (May 17).

This applies until the circuit breaker period ends on June 1.

The previous advisory on April 21 urged individuals to exercise alone and only in their immediate neighbourhoods.

The May 17 update noted individuals should not linger after their exercise and should return home immediately after they are done with their exercise.

Safe distancing measures must be observed at all times between people of different households, and there shall not be any gathering in groups.

It is also mandatory for those who leave home to exercise to wear masks, unless they are engaging in strenuous exercise or children under the age of two.

SportSG defined strenuous exercise as running, jogging, cycling, static exercises and drills for warm-ups, brisk walking and walking on hilly terrain.

Exercises such as walking and strolling leisurely do not fall under this category.

However, individuals should put on their masks after completing their exercises.

For not wearing masks or observing safe distancing measures, first-time offenders will be fined $300. Repeat offenders will face higher fines or prosecution in court in egregious cases.

Sports, recreation and outdoor facilities remain closed and they will likely only resume operations in Phase Two of the gradual reopening of Singapore's economy, which will come at least four weeks after the end of the circuit breaker.

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