COVID Safety Plan

Last updated 8 July

Newcastle University Sport is taking a proactive role in in the development of a centralized and consistent COVID Safety plan. The purpose of this plan is to ensure all elements of its operations and associated entities are ready to recommence operations in a safe, responsible and low risk manner once the risks arising from COVID-19 are mitigated as far as reasonably practicable.

The NUsport COVID safety Plan has been developed in conjunction with the NUsport Senior executive, Chief Executive Officer, COVID-19 Safety Coordinator’s and partners within University of Newcastle.

The plan makes consideration for;

  • The 3-step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia
  • National COVID-19 safe workplace principles
  • Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)
  • The AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment (AIS Framework)
  • National Cabinet Principles for Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities.

COVID-19 Safety Coordinators

Tamara Morton

Monique Smith


Capacity Numbers

Location Area (m2) Social Distancing (4sqm pp)
Reception and surrounds 105.88 26
Café Seated Area 32.73 8
Café Lounge Area 87.40 21
Auchmuty Court 667.94 166
Stadium Court 732.75 183
Wellness Room (MyWellness Assessments) 7.28 1.8
Gymnasium 454.14 113
Cardio Room 187.04 46
RPM Room 56.10 14
Top Pool Deck 316.25 79
Pool Grandstand 299.93 74
Pool Level
Pool 1209.47 302
High Performance Gym    
Upstairs Level
Studio 348.54 87
Aerobics 347.88 86
Stadium Grandstand 172.50 43

1. Wellbeing of Staff, Customers, Tenants and Associated Entities
2. Physical and Social Distancing
3. Hygiene
4. Staff, Workplace and Training
5. Compliance
6. Record Keeping
7. Duty of Care

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