The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted the Amendment of regulation 69 of the Regulations in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.
Government has eased lockdown restrictions following trends in the progression of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decrease in the number of infections, as well as consultations with relevant stakeholders, has prepared the path for recognized sporting bodies to host sporting events, including both professional and non-professional competitions, subject to strict adherence to the guidelines.
Under the new regulations, as part of phase one towards fully reopening sporting activities, spectators at the venue of the sports events are permitted but limited to 750 persons or less for indoor venues and 2000 persons or less for outdoor venues. If the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.
As we go out to sporting events to support our teams, let us do so recognizing that Covid-19 is still with us. Let us unite in observing Covid-19 protocols by wearing masks, washing hands, and adhering to social distancing measures.
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