SINGAPORE - More open spaces, including 21 within Sport Singapore's (SportSG) facilities, will be available for large outdoor exercise classes from Sept 1.
These spaces include Clementi Sport Centre, Bukit Gombak Sport Centre, Home of Athletics at Kallang and the ActiveSG Park at Jurong Lake Gardens.
This follows an announcement by the multi-ministry task force last Friday (Aug 21) that the list of public facilities where such classes conducted by instructors can take place would be expanded from next month to include more open spaces at SportSG facilities, parks and HDB common areas.
Under the safe management measures issued by SportSG on Wednesday, the total class size may not exceed 50 people and is subject to venue capacity and safe distancing rules.
Other measures include temperature taking, limited physical interaction and wearing of masks - except during strenuous exercise - and the sharing of common equipment is also discouraged.
Before booking the venues, instructors must first be registered under a framework jointly administered by SportSG and agency partners such as the People's Association (PA) and National Parks Board (NParks). Registration is now open at https://go.gov.sg/outdoor-classes-instructor-registration
After registration, venue bookings are to be made separately with the premise owners.
SportSG facilities can be booked at the ActiveSG website from 3pm on Friday, while those who wish to book venues at parks and HDB common areas will have to seek approval from NParks or the respective town councils respectively.
Registered instructors must split participants into groups of no more than five and maintain a 2m distance between individuals and 3m distance between groups, with no intermingling between groups.
While this can be waived for contact sports or activities that require close contact, instructors should modify the classes to avoid extensive body contact.