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NSW state Premier hints gyms could be open soon with an announcement due 'in the very near future'

The New South Wales government will announce this week when gyms can re-open after two months of lockdown. 

The state, which has 1,500 gyms, is the only jurisdiction where owners do not know when they can open their doors – but Premier Gladys Berejiklian has given them hope. 

‘We’ll have something to say about that in the very near future and we thank everybody for their patience in that regard,’ she told 2GB radio this morning. 

The New South Wales government will announce this week when gyms can re-open after two months of lockdown

The New South Wales government will announce this week when gyms can re-open after two months of lockdown

Gyms have opened in Queensland and can have up to 20 people. Pictured: Nicole Hall, 28, cleans weights at Club Bunker in Brisbane on Sunday ahead of today's reopening

Gyms have opened in Queensland and can have up to 20 people. Pictured: Nicole Hall, 28, cleans weights at Club Bunker in Brisbane on Sunday ahead of today’s reopening 








Fitness Australia chief executive Barry Elvish said the ban was ‘totally illogical’ when pubs and clubs were allowed 50 people. 

Gyms are open in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory and will re-open in Victoria on 22 June. 

In Queensland, indoor gyms reopen and from Friday June 5 can have up to 20 people.

In the ACT businesses, including gyms, can now have 20 people at a time with this expected to be raised to 50 on June 15. 

New South Wales on Monday reported three new cases from more than 5,700 tests. The new cases are all returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

With the relaxing of restrictions from Monday, NSW Health acting director Dr Christine Selvey has warned the risk of outbreaks and a resurgence of cases remains.

Pictured: Beautician servicing her first client this morning

Pictured: Beautician servicing her first client this morning

Simi Kaur, who runs Indian Beauty Secrets at The Ponds Shopping Centre, in western Sydney, said she was expecting the line to be out the door within a few hours

The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel (pictured) opened its doors to 50 people in the early hours of Monday morning after a two-month coronavirus break

The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel (pictured) opened its doors to 50 people in the early hours of Monday morning after a two-month coronavirus break

‘While there have been few cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the virus is likely circulating among people in the community with mild symptoms,’ Dr Selvey said in a video update to media.

She again urged anyone with the mildest symptoms to come forward and get tested.

The hospitality industry is one of several that have been given a much-needed boost from Monday with up to 50 people allowed to dine in restaurants, pubs, clubs and cafes.

Venues will have to adhere to strict physical distancing rules, bookings of 10 or more are banned and patrons can’t stand.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro dubbed the changes ‘happy hour’, with communities once again able to wine and dine.

The loosening of restrictions comes in time for the June long weekend with libraries, art galleries, museums, zoos, reptile parks and aquariums also reopening from Monday.

A gym employee at Brisbane's Club Bunker vacuums the floor ahead of its reopening on Monday

A gym employee at Brisbane’s Club Bunker vacuums the floor ahead of its reopening on Monday

CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS EASED IN YOUR STATE

The federal government has announced a three-phase plan to ease coronavirus restrictions in the coming months, with the states and territories to determine their own timings.

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW – What you can do now:

 * Pubs, restaurants and cafes up to 50 people subject to the four-square metre rule, patrons must be seated

* Weddings up to 20 guests and funerals up to 50

* Churches and places of worship up to 50 people

* Beauty salons for 10 people subject to the four square metre rule, magazines removed from waiting areas 

• Museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums and libraries reopen, subject to four square metre rule 

* Travel within the state allowed   

* Outdoor gatherings allowed for a maximum of 10 people 

* Public schools are open but commuter caps remain on Sydney buses, trains and ferries. 

* Playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment use with caution 

 * Beaches open with restrictions including Bondi, Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra, as well as some ocean pools

VICTORIA – what you can do now

* 20 people allowed inside restaurants, cafes, the dining areas of pubs and in the home subject to physical distancing 

• Zoos, galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, outdoor amusement parks, arcades, libraries and community facilities can open for 20 people maximum, subject to four square metre rule 

• Beauty therapy, spas, tattoo studios, massage parlours to reopen for 20 people subject to the four square metre rule

• Market stalls to re-open subject to four square metre and distancing rules

• Drive-in cinemas to reopen 

• Place of worship: up to 20 people

• Weddings up to 20 people not including the celebrant and couple

• Funerals up to 50 people not including staff, subject to four square metre rule

*  Overnight stays in hotels, motels, camping and caravan parks

• Skate parks and playgrounds reopen  

* Schools open June 9 with a staggered return for students starting with students in Prep and Years 1, 2, 11 and 12 on May 26.

* Year 11 and 12 students will sit exams from November 9 to December 2. 

* Indoor and outdoor swimming pools for 20 people with a limit of three people per lane

* Outdoor group sport for 20 people

* AFL begins on June 11 

VICTORIA FROM JUNE 22 

* 50  people allowed inside restaurants, cinemas, concert venues, theatres, cafes and pubs subject to 1.5m distance rule

 * Alpine resorts open to skiers 

• Indoor sports centres and venues up to 20 people subject to the four square metre rule, group activities limited to 10 people

• Gyms reopen with up to 20 people per space, subject to four square metre rule and up to 10 people per group 

• Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, outdoor amusement parks, zoos and arcades allowed up to 50 visitors

* Up to 100 people to be allowed in enclosed spaces in mid-July

QUEENSLAND

What you can do now: 

* Unlimited travel within the state including overnight stays 

* Indoor gyms reopen and from Friday June 5 can have up to 20 people 

* Restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs can open for up to 20 people. From June 5, large venues can host up to 20 people in each separate area

* Shopping for non-essential items 

* Public school students in grades 2 to 10 have resumed full-time classes with no commuter caps on public transport  

• Some beauty therapies including nail salons for up to 10 people 

• Libraries, playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gyms, open homes and auctions open for up to 10 people

• Weddings up to 10 people

• Funerals up to 20 people indoors, 30 outdoors 

• Public pools and lagoons up to 10 people and with an approved plan for more than 10 people

• Non-contact sport for up to 10 people 

Queensland – what you can do from June 12: 

* Subject to the four square metre rule and social distancing, up to 20 people will be allowed to gather indoors and outdoors 

* Museums, art galleries, libraries, historic sites, outdoor amusement parks, zoos, arcades, concert venues, theatres, arenas and stadiums up to 20 people 

* Non-contact indoor and outdoor community sport, personal training sessions, parks, gyms, health clubs, skate parks and yoga studies can all have up to 20 people 

* Weddings, places of worship and religious ceremonies up to 20 people

* Hiking, camping and other recreational activities 

* Open homes and auctions up to 20 people

* State borders remain closed  

SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

What you can do now 

 * Stage two easing of restrictions began June 1 allowing more customers to be served and cinemas to reopen

* Large venues can host up to 80 people in groups of 20 provided they can keep the groups in discrete rooms within the business 

* Pubs allowed to serve drinks without a meal but customer must be seated 

* Gyms, indoor fitness centres, cinemas, galleries, museums and theatres can open with a maximum of 20 people

 • Beauty salons, tattoo and massage parlours can re-open subject to four square metre rule

 * Funerals of up to 20 people indoors and 30 people outdoors plus those officiating

* Parks, playgrounds and national parks are open with hotels, camp sites and caravan parks open subject to the four square metre rule 

* Driving lessons allowed, subject to social distancing

* Students are already back in school full time

* Non-contact sport can resume but contact sports must wait till June 25 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

What you can do now: Phase Two (began May 18) 

* Cafes, restaurants and meal service inside pubs, bars, clubs, can serve up to 20 customers

* Indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people

* Weddings and funerals of up to 20 guests indoors or 30 outdoors 

* Students are already back in school full time.

* Fitness classes, pools, non-contact sport allowed up to 20 people

* Churches, religious houses, libraries and community centres up to 20 people

WA – What you can do coming soon: 

* June 6: four square metre rule relaxed to two square metres for both indoor and outdoor venues 

* Gyms and real estate auctions resume, beauty salons, arcades, galleries, museums, cinemas, zoos, food courts, playgrounds and wildlife and amusement parks to open. 

*  Public gathering limits raised to 100, including for cafes, pubs and restaurants. Venues with divided spaces can have up to 300  

* WA to reopen almost all intrastate borders on Friday June 5 except for the Kimberley, parts of the East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku to protect vulnerable indigenous communities 

* Further easing of restrictions expected on June 8

* State border remains closed

TASMANIA

What you can do now: 

* Restaurants, cafes, food service inside pubs, clubs and RSL: up to 10 people

* Aged care home residents can now have two visitors once a day

* Funerals up to 20 people indoors, 30 outdoors

* Visitors to your home: up to 5 people

*  Libraries and government centres: up to 10 people

* Kindergarten to Year Six students and Years 11 and 12 are back in school with the remainder to return on June 9 

* TAFE and training centres open to small groups of students for practical learning and assessment

* Parks, playgrounds, pools and outdoor fitness equipment opened for up to 10 people. National parks open only those who live less than 30km away 

Tasmania – what you can do from June 15: Stage Two  

* Up to 20 people can gather indoors and outdoors including in restaurants, cinemas and museums

• Beauty parlours, tanning salons, tattoo studios can open 

• Gyms and bootcamps for up to 20 people

• Funerals of up to 50 people

• Open homes and auctions with up to 20 people

* Parks and outdoor fitness equipment for up to 20 people  

• Outdoor community sports for up to 20 people

• Indoor sports including pools  for up to 20 people but no spectators

• Intrastate travel restrictions lifted, hotels and caravan parks open, camping allowed

* State border remains closed

 What you can do in Tasmania from July 13: Stage Three

 * Aged care residents can have up to five visitors, multiple times each week

* Gatherings of between 50 and 100 people 

• Bars, nightclubs, casinos and gaming to open

• Markets and food courts to open

• State border remains closed

NORTHERN TERRITORY

What you can do now: 

* The NT has relaxed restrictions on parks, golf, fishing and swimming.

* Indoor activities are allowed with a two-hour limit 

* Restaurants and bars can reopen to serve food with a two-hour limit, with entertainment venues to come.

* National parks are open for camping and swimming 

• Beauty salons, gyms, libraries and places of religious worship open 

 * Gatherings up to 10 people subject to social distancing  

• Shopping centre food courts can serve food

• Non-contact sports with indoor activities under a two-hour time limit

• Art galleries, museums, public memorials, public historic sites, zoos and wildlife facilities are open.

* Restricted access to indigenous communities remain in place until at least June 5

* Students are back at school full time

* Territory borders remain closed

NT – what you can do from midday, June 5:  

• The two-hour limit on indoor activities is removed

• Bars and clubs will be allowed to operate without food being compulsory,

• Cinemas and entertainment venues can open

• Team sports such as football and netball allowed 

• Sporting arenas and stadiums can open with seating in an approved configuration 

• All licensed gaming activities including TAB open

* Travel to restricted indigenous communities is possible after June 5 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

What you can do now 

* Visit NSW for a holiday

* Large clubs allowed more than 150 people, with a limit of 20 in each room

* Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people allowed. Restrictions on sport and recreation eased

* Weddings and funerals have a 20 guest limit inside, and 30 outside 

* Choirs, bands and orchestras can resume practice and national institutions can open to 20 people at a time

* Students in Years 3, 4 and 10 back in classrooms

* School Years 5, 6, 8 and 9 to return on June 2   

STILL OPEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY

* Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, public transport, most state schools, hairdressers, petrol stations, postal and freight services, bottle shops, newsagents, retail shops

 Source: AAP, wires. Correct as of 1 June 2020,

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