Adult sport recommences July 1

Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton MP today announced that adult community

sport can recommence at the same time as under 18s sport, from the start of next

month, as the NSW Government lifts more COVID-19 restrictions.

Ms Upton said, “I’m excited that from 1 July, both adult sports and under 18s sport

can resume. This is fantastic news for our sports-loving community many of whom

rely on sports for mental health and social well-being.

“I thank our local community for their patience during the pause on local sports and it

is because of our good work following social-distancing guidelines that we can ease

further restrictions.”

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said “Sport is the lifeblood of our community and

it gives me great pleasure to say adult sports can return to their competitions at the

same time as under 18’s.”

Food and drink premises in stadiums can open subject to the same requirements

that apply in other food and drink premises and pubs and registered clubs.

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said, on the basis of health advice, crowds could

not at this point gather in the stands.

“Today’s announcement is about a staged re-opening of the sports economy in a

way that minimises the risk to the public. This makes a level playing field for sports

stadiums, in line with the clubs and pubs re-opening to patrons,” Mr Hazzard said.

‘‘With no vaccine and no treatment for COVID-19 there is an obligation on all of us to

continue to maintain physical distancing and good hand hygiene. The virus has not

gone away.”

Stadium operators will be required to:

  • Develop and comply with a COVID-19 safety management plan;

  • Operate with restricted numbers (One person per four square metres and up to 50 people in each of the existing seated food and drinks areas, whichever is the lesser. excluding staff members, on the premises.); and

  • Keep contact details of persons entering the premises.

To view current NSW rules and restrictions, please visit:

Media: Jennifer Zin 02 9326 1856

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