By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 06:50 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 08:40 BST, 6 September 2020
Daniel Andrews has ruled gyms won't reopen until December at the earliest as Victoria prepares a four-step plan out of lockdown.
The Victorian Premier outlined the strategy on Sunday for the state to return to normality if daily COVID-19 case numbers continue to fall.
Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said gyms will be among some of the last businesses to reopen.
'Gyms are a known high risk setting. They cause outbreaks,' he told a press conference on Sunday.
Daniel Andrews has ruled gyms won't reopen until December at the earliest as Victoria prepares a four-step plan out of lockdown
Gyms in Victoria were the last in the country to reopen on June 22 after closing in mid-March. They were then forced to shut again after just two-and-a-half weeks after Mr Andrews declared a six week lockdown
'They are still high risk inherently because of the exertion that people are undergoing at the gym and the fact that it is an indoor setting.
'But boot camps are different and obviously we want to encourage those outdoor activities on those principles that it is a much, much lower risk to do anything outdoors.'
Prof Sutton said gyms are high risk inherently of the 'exertion' that people undergo while they're exercising, which is coupled with being indoors.
'But boot camps are different and