This is to update all Judo NSW clubs and members on the new four square metre rule for inside gatherings.

Yesterday [Fri 20 Mar] our Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced:

But what we are now moving to is an arrangement for gatherings of less than 100, is that they would be four square metres provided per person in an enclosed space, in a room. So that’s 2m by 2m.

So for example, if you’ve got a room, if you’ve got a premises, if you’ve got a meeting room or something like that, that’s 100 square metres, then you can have 25 people in that room.

Now, in addition to that, you should continue to practise wherever possible the 1m or 1.5m of healthy distance between each of us, to ensure that we are limiting the contact and limiting the potential for the spread of the virus.

Judo NSW strongly recommends that all Clubs transition to this four square metre threshold immediately.

In our dojos this means one person for every two mats for clubs with 2m x 1m mats or one person for every 4 mats for clubs with 1m x 1m mats.

More information and guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19 can be found at our Australian government health site [click here] or our NSW government health site [click here].