Cabinet on Tuesday 16 March authorised the resumption of sports codes in the medium and high-risk categories.
The development was confirmed by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) in a letter to stakeholders. We present the letter below.
The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) wishes to advise the public that the Cabinet has, today this 16th March, 2021, authorized the resumption of sport codes previously designated as “medium and high-risk”. The Attorney General’s Office is working on the Statutory Instrument to give effect to the decision of Cabinet.
The current resumption of these sporting activities is subject to the relevant National Sport Associations (NSA’s) being notified in writing by the Sports and Recreation Commission that they have satisfied the set criteria for resumption. The medium and high-risk sport codes shall resume only after they have demonstrated their ability to meet the set Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and protocols for the containment of COVID-19 which were communicated on Monday, 15th March. To the extent that they have not already done so, the NSA’s and individual gyms are urged to confirm the conditions set out in that communication.
Additionally, Sport facilities, including sports clubs, with onsite restaurants, can continue to provide take-away services and may now also serve sit-in customers at 50% seating capacity.
The SRC will on Thursday, or as soon as the statutory instrument has been gazetted, publish those former medium and high-risk sports that can resume activity.
Board of Commissioners Chairman Gerald Mlotshwa, Dr Allen Chiura, Colleen de Jong, Gail Van Jaarsveldt, Karen Mutasa, Nigel Munyati, Titus Zvomuya and Garikai Sebastian (Acting Director General)
Sporting activities had been suspended in an endeavor to curb the spread of the coronavirus.