KBS issues commercial sports facility guidelines

THE Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) as guidelines for commercial sports facilities to resume operations in areas under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) today.

The ministry said in a media statement that the facilities have to adhere to the issued instructions, including no physical contact and physical distancing of between 1m and 3m for static activities, and 3m to 5m for dynamic activities.

Activities in football fields and futsal courts are to be for practice purposes only and limited to a maximum of 10 participants at any given time.

Each operator has to schedule additional practice sessions if there are many participants and ensure that the total does not exceed 10 individuals at a time.

The operational implementation of gymnasiums and badminton halls have to adhere to the previous SOPs, in particular regarding the sharing of equipment, the frequent sanitisation of equipment and scheduling of slots to control the number of users at any given time.

All contact sports and competitions are still not allowed at this time.

“To ensure adherence to the SOPs is not taken lightly, state Youth and Sports Departments will constantly monitor the situation,” the statement said.

The National Security Council’s special meeting on Saturday decided that commercial sports facilities operators and owners in CMCO areas, namely commercial football fields, gymnasiums and futsal courts, including commercial badminton halls, are allowed to resume operations from today. — Bernama