Members of the South Australian fitness industry are calling on the government to relax COVID-19 restrictions currently limiting the size of group fitness classes.

Under the current SA rules, group fitness classes must be limited to just 10 people, restrictions which are current among the strictest in the country.

Fitness Australia’s regional manager Steve Grace told The Advertiser that wants to see a review of the state’s situation.

“They’re allowing unstaffed 24/7 access and that’s deemed to be more safe and appropriate than very controlled class situations,” Mr Grace told The Advertiser, labeling the rules “ridiculous.”

Last Friday, the state’s chief public health officer Dr Nicola Spurrier announced a pre-stage 3 easing of restrictions, but pointed to an increased risk of transmission during physical activity.

South Australia currently has zero active cases of COVID-19, however, current restrictions on group fitness mirror those in Victoria, a state with 49 confirmed active cases.