Sports complexes, facilities in Sultanate reopen tomorrow

Fadhil Yunus

Following the Ministry of Health’s statement concerning steps for implementing a de-escalation plan, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) has announced the first phase of reopening all sports complexes and facilities in the country starting tomorrow.

The four types of sports complexes and facilities that will be reopened are gym and fitness centres, indoor sports facilities, outdoor sports facilities and golf courses.

Under the Operational Readiness Level 1, the four facilities will operate on a limited basis in accordance with the conditions and guidelines agreed upon by the MCYS.

Meanwhile, swimming pools will still be closed.

Gym and fitness centres will be allowed to return to operations with 30 per cent capacity at a time. These facilities will only be open to registered members only whereby users must register through an advanced booking. Registered members are allowed to use the facility for an hour.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin speaks at the press conference. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Indoor and outdoor sports facilities will also be allowed to operate with 30 per cent capacity at a time.

Users must also register in advance booking and it is only applicable for individual sports. Organised sports, team sports, and sports involving contact are not allowed.

Besides that, users must also bring their own equipment and sharing of equipment with others is not allowed.

Golf courses will only be open for members who are registered whereby users must make an advanced booking. Each flight is limited to two players only and a buggy vehicle can only accommodate one user at a time. Users must also bring and use their own equipment.

With regard to this, users of the facilities are reminded to download the BruHealth application for the purpose of registering QR codes.

They are also reminded to observe the existing guidelines, such as social responsibility and physical distancing among others, ensuring good personal hygiene, cleanliness of their sport equipment as well as surroundings of the facilities at all times.