Scott Morrison has just announced “stage one” of a coronavirus action plan, which includes the closure of all gyms and sporting facilities, effective midday tomorrow.

Following a National Cabinet meeting tonight, Scott Morrison delivered a late-night press conference to announce an immediate action plan amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The new rules will see a number of places of public gathering closed as of midday Monday, including pubs, clubs, cinemas and churches, among others.

But in bad news for your winter shred, the news also means gyms and sporting venues will be closed for the foreseeable future. According to the Prime Minister’s address, the new restrictions are expected to remain in place for the next six months, but will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

“Shopping centres are not closed. I have not said that tonight. I’ll go through the list again. Closure of pubs, registered and licences clubs, excluding bottle shops to these venues, the off-licence component, hotels in their licensed venues but excluding the accommodation, gyms and indoor sporting venues, cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, night clubs, restaurant and cafes, which will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery as any other venue can.”

“Religious gatherings, churches and places of worship, and for funerals or things of that nature in enclosed spaces it must be within the 4 square metre rule to apply to those venues.”

But don’t stress if you were planning on trying to get some serious gains during this period of social distancing, because there’s nothing stopping you from working out at home.

We’ve already found a couple of great at-home workout options to get you through the coronavirus self-isolation.

Even if these don’t tickle your fancy, the internet has thousands (potentially millions) of at-home workouts for every muscle in your body.

Don’t let the closure of your gym dampen your spirits. You can save a couple of bucks every week and get equally ripped over the coming months. Then, when this period of social distancing is over, you can treat yourself to some retail therapy as a little gift for keeping up your fitness, even when the gym was closed.

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