Swim For Your Life COVID -19 Information

From 11 October 2021, new rules are in place for fully vaccinated people in NSW.

You are fully vaccinated if you have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or you have a medical exemption.

Children under 16 years of age who are not fully vaccinated can generally follow the rules for fully vaccinated people so long as they visit certain businesses with a fully vaccinated member of your household.

For people over the age of 16 who are not fully vaccinated, more rules and restrictions apply.

You are not fully vaccinated if you have had:

  • only one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or
  • no doses of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Masks, COVID-19 Safe Check-in, and vaccination evidence


All people over the age of 12 must wear a face mask:

  • in indoor areas (e.g. while shopping, when at a library)
  • in indoor areas of common property of apartment buildings
  • at a public transport waiting area
  • while on public transport
  • if you are working at a hospitality venue and dealing directly with members of the public
  • on an aircraft when the aircraft is flying above NSW and in the airport.

Exemptions are available. Learn more about face mask rules.

COVID-19 safe check in

Occupiers of premises are required to continue to take reasonable steps to ensure people can check-in or provide their contact details to when they enter your premises.

If you are entering a premises where check-in is required, you must:

  • check in with the Service.NSW app
  • provide your details to the occupier of the premises.

Learn more about COVID-19 Safe Check-in.

Vaccination evidence

Vaccination evidence includes:

  • an online immunisation history statement
  • a COVID-19 digital certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register
  • a medical exemption, which includes either:
    • a medical contraindication certificate or
    • a medical clearance form.

The NSW government is working to ensure you can access your vaccination evidence in the Service NSW app.

A person who is required to be fully vaccinated to enter premises must:

  • Carry their vaccination evidence.
  • Produce the evidence if requested to do so by a police officer or authorised officer.

If you are required to be fully vaccinated to enter a premises, you may be asked to produce your vaccination evidence by the occupier. We encourage you to comply with an occupier’s request.

You do not have to produce your vaccination evidence to the occupier, however, the occupier may refuse entry to you if you do not produce your vaccination evidence.

Sport and exercise

General rules

Sport and exercise options are significantly greater for people who are fully vaccinated.

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities, such as a squash court, table tennis centre, health studio, bowling alley, and ice rink can open.

Up to 20 people can attend a group class at the gym or indoor recreation facility.

Indoor swimming pools can open for swimming classes, lap swimming, squad training and rehabilitation activities.