Gyms and fitness centres are now required to have a dedicated COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal on duty, at all times.
Snap Fitness 24/7 Orange co-owner and manager Jess Whiley said the gym is supporting patrons in the safest way possible.
"We are cleaning equipment, ensuring people abide by the four square metre rule and maintain social distancing, providing wipes and we keep a door log of people entering and leaving the premises," she said.
"However, we had to limit our opening times and it has been quite hard to not operate as a 24 hour gym because it means we have more people in the gym than spreading them across the day and night."
"During the first lockdown, we upgraded the gym with new equipment and renovations and we're doing well with the number of people joining the gym."
According to Snap Fitness co-owner Tony Mackey, the safety marshal will be a financial impost.
"It will be a negative impact on the business and on staff because it will mean we will have to pay staff extra for the hours they work," he said.
"Some of the staff who are currently working 20 hours a week will now do up to 30 hours with the new role and responsibility.
"We are doing everything we can to make sure the well-being of our staff is also looked after during this time."
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the extra measures are necessary to stop the spread of the virus.
"Without proper COVID safeguards, they may present a transmission risk and that is why we need operators to put their customers first by registering their COVID Safety Plan," he said.
"Whether it's maintaining social distancing, cleaning equipment after use or making hand sanitiser available for customers, these dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals will play a pivotal role in keeping gyms safe and compliant."
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