Reopening guidance for outdoor recreational groups

Public health guidance for outdoor fitness classes, walking tours, and charter boats to reopen.


Action required: Complete and post this Social Distancing Protocol.

Tips and FAQ for outdoor fitness classes.


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Health directive about best practices for outdoor gatherings, including meal gatherings, religious ceremonies, political rallies, and boat or bus tours.

The Shelter-in-Place Order that states what activities are allowed and prohibited during the COVID-19 emergency.

General requirements

Up to 12 adults, including staff, can be in the group. Everyone must wear face coverings and stay 6 feet apart. Activities should not involve any contact sports, contact between people, or shared equipment. Allowed groups can be:

  • Bootcamps
  • Solo dancing classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Tai chi classes
  • Walking tours
  • Segway tours
  • Charter boats for fishing or sightseeing

Have everyone check their health before they attend. If anyone feels sick, have them stay home.

Instructors must have students sign into each class, using their name and phone number. You need to keep it on file for at least 3 weeks. If someone feels sick later and tests positive for COVID-19, the City can help everyone get tested.

Fitness classes for children under 18 should operate as a summer camp. See information about operating a summer camp.

More information

See guidance for larger gatherings, like open-air tour buses and boats.

See guidance for drive-in gatherings, like drive-in movies.

Daily health screener you can use with your guests and workers.

Find SF vendors who sell face masks, hand sanitizer, and other protective equipment for your employees.

See general information about operating a business during the pandemic.

See business guidance from Department of Public Health.

More languages

See health directives and plans in various languages.