Time-slot bookings, specific usage times for ActiveSG sports facilities in Phase 2

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Jurong East Indoor Sports Hall, with its badminton courts separated by meshes for safe distancing. (PHOTO: Chia Han Keong/Yahoo News Singapore)
Jurong East Indoor Sports Hall, with its badminton courts separated by meshes for safe distancing. (PHOTO: Chia Han Keong/Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — ActiveSG public sports facilities will be implementing booking systems and specific usage periods to regulate crowd sizes when Singapore enters Phase 2 of its reopening after the COVID-19 circuit breaker period on Friday (19 June).

Since Thursday morning, its online booking system has been open for time-slot reservations for its gyms, studios, indoor halls and swimming complexes. Only its stadiums can be used without booking for time-slots.

Usage is restricted to 90 minutes per booking for gyms, and 60 minutes per booking for swimming pools.

For swimming complexes, there is an additional segregation of timings for different groups to use the pool each day.

For seniors aged 60 and above, their lap swimming period will be from 6.30am to 8.45am. Other members of the general public will use the pool only in the evenings, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. From 9am to 6pm, the swimming pools are reserved only for organised classes (limited to five students per group with an additional coach/instructor).

All its facilities will be adhering to the “one person per 10 square metres” maximum number of persons rule, with the cap at 50 persons at any one time.

Gym equipment will be spread further out, with at least two metres of spacing between each apparatus. Swimming pools will also be cordoned off for each class group.

The public are advised not to walk in to use the facilities without reservations. They should book their preferred time slots in advance before going down to the sports facilities.

Measures implemented at each type of sports facilities

Below are the safe management measures implemented at each type of ActiveSG sports facilities:

Stadiums (including hockey pitches)

  • Venue capacity of 50 pax at any one time.

  • Operating hours from 7am to 9.30pm.

  • No booking required.

  • Queues will be dispersed, with users asked to return at non-peak times.

  • Temperature screening and access with SafeEntry. No entry to those with temperature of 38°C and above.

  • Exercise in groups of five permitted. For organised programmes/classes, one additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible.

  • Toilets are open. Users to observe safe distancing measures.

  • If there is more than one group sharing a space, the groups must not interact and must maintain a distance of three metres apart at all times.

  • No socialisation beyond activities.

Swimming complexes (only competition and training pools will be available)

  • Venue capacity of 50 pax at any one time.

  • Booking required via ActiveSG app/myactivesg.com.

  • Temperature screening and access with SafeEntry. No entry to those with temperature of 38°C and above.

  • Lane ropes for lap swimming.

  • Specific swimming timings – lap swim for seniors (60 and above): 6.30am to 8.45am, lap swim for general public: 6.30pm to 9.30pm, organised classes (groups of five plus one instructor): 9am to 6pm

  • There will be extended operating hours at Our Tampines Hub, Sengkang, Yio Chu Kang, Jurong Lake and Kallang Basin swimming pools, from 6.30pm to 12.30am to cater to lap swim for the general public.

  • Toilets and changing rooms are open. There will be a queue system to access changing rooms. Swimmers are encouraged to wipe dry after swimming, and put on their attire without accessing changing rooms.

  • No socialisation beyond activities.

Equipment at the Jurong East ActiveSG Gym is adjusted to observe the two-metre safe distancing rule. (PHOTO: Chia Han Keong/Yahoo News Singapore)
Equipment at the Jurong East ActiveSG Gym is adjusted to observe the two-metre safe distancing rule. (PHOTO: Chia Han Keong/Yahoo News Singapore)

Indoor sport facilities

  • Venue capacity of 50 pax at any one time.

  • Booking required via ActiveSG app.

  • For badminton, tennis and table tennis: maximum of four pax per court/table.

  • For squash: maximum of two pax per court for single court, four pax per court for double court.

  • For street soccer, netball, volleyball: maximum of five pax per court.

  • For organised programmes/classes, one additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible.

  • Toilets are open. Users to observe safe distancing measures.

  • No socialisation beyond activities.

Gyms/studios

  • Studios: Activities shall be limited to maximum of five persons. For organised programmes/classes, one additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) is permissible.

  • Gyms: Capped at one person per 10 sqm or 50 pax, whichever is lower. Extended gym operating hours is from 7am to 12.30am, except for Toa Payoh West CC Gym, Ang Mo Kio CC Gym and Enabling Village Gym which will close at 10pm.

  • Booking required via ActiveSG app.

  • Toilets are open. Users to observe safe distancing measures.

  • No socialisation beyond activities.

Some facilities to remain closed in Phase 2

Several ActiveSG sports facilities will remain closed at the start of Phase 2. Generally, they are either closed for renovation or have been used as temporary dormitories to house foreign workers.

The facilities closed at the start of Phase 2 are:

  • Stadiums: Jalan Besar Stadium, MOE Evans Stadium

  • Swimming complexes: Choa Chu Kang, Delta, Hougang, Jalan Bear, Jurong West, MOE swimming complex, Bishan, Yio Chu Kang (competition pool).

  • Indoor sport facilities: Bukit Gombak Sports Hall, Clementi Sport Hall/Table Tennis Hall, Delta Sport Hall/Table Tennis Hall, Hougang Sport Hall/Table Tennis Hall, Jurong West Sport Hall/Table Tennis Hall, MOE Sports Hall, Pasir Ris Sports Hall, Sengkang Table Tennis Hall.

  • Outdoor sport facilities: Jurong West Tennis Centre, Pasir Ris Tennis Court/Futsal Court, MOE Squash and Tennis Courts.

  • Gyms: Clementi, Delta, Hougang, Jurong West, Pasir Ris, Sengkang, Senja Cashew.

  • Studios: Clementi, Delta, Jurong West, Sengkang.

  • Others: Delta Hockey Pitch, MOE Hockey Pitch, all dual-use facilities in schools, all Active Health Labs.

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