Green light for all sport events

Fadhil Yunus

All sport events including individual and team sports can be carried out following the implementation of the Level 5 (New Normal) de-escalation plan guidelines for sports at indoor and outdoor halls. This also applies to sports which involve contact.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) announced the revised guidelines yesterday to follow up on the press conference by the Ministry of Health regarding the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak and the reduction of social distancing measures in Brunei Darussalam.

Organising sports competitions will also be allowed. Organisers shall prepare tournament registrations and record at the entrance for contract tracing purposes, if required.

The number of spectators shall be limited to 75 per cent of space capacity and not exceeding 500 people.

A QR scan code shall be made accessible in the sports facility. For those who do not have the facility to scan the QR code, owners of the premises or facilities can provide a registration book to record personal details of the players, visitors or officers.

Individuals are encouraged to use their own equipment and should be sanitised before and after use.

Premises and facilities inside the hall need to be clean and have proper ventilation.

Individuals who are not well are not allowed to enter the premises and participate in the tournament.

The general guidelines include maintaining personal hygiene at all times such as washing hands frequently or the use of hand sanitisers as well as wearing face mask in crowded areas.

The use of locker rooms and showers are allowed while restaurants, cafeteria or canteens are allowed to operate at full capacity while buffet service is also allowed.

Individuals are not encouraged to shake hands and must use the right equipment.