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UPDATE ON COVID-19 POST CIRCUIT BREAKER MEASURES (PHASE 2)

Posted 18 Jun 2020
UPDATE ON COVID-19 POST CIRCUIT BREAKER MEASURES (PHASE 2)
  
1. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced that Singapore will move into Phase 2 of the Post Circuit Breaker from 19 June 2020.  Phase 2 will see the resumption of most activities subject to safe distancing principles.  Please refer to MOH’s latest advisory on the required safe distancing measures for Phase 2 (https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/moving-into-phase-two-of-re-opening).
 
2. SportSG has issued a sector specific advisory for the resumption of sport activities (see attached document, which can also be found at https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg).
 
3.This advisory provides members of the public and sport, fitness activities organisers and operators with information on the resumption of sport and physical exercises under Phase Two (“Safe Transition”), as well as the safe management measures to be implemented and the measures mandated in this advisory have to be in effect before the sport and physical exercises & activities are permitted to resume.
 
4. In Phase Two, all sport and physical exercises & activities may resume under the following conditions:
 
a.      Sport and recreational facilities may open. Facilities can only admit a maximum number of persons according to its Gross Floor Area based on 10 Sqm per person.  No facility, regardless of size, shall admit more than 50 persons without specific approval by Sport Singapore.
 
b.      Physical distancing of 2 metres (2 arms-length) between individuals should be maintained in general while exercising and playing sports. A physical distancing of 3 metres (3 arms-length) between individuals should be observed for indoors high intensity or high movement exercise classes.
 
c.      Group activities are limited to no more than 5 participants.  If there is more than one group sharing a space, the groups must not interact and must maintain a distance of 3 metres apart from one another at all times.  For organised programmes and classes, an additional service provider (such as an instructor or a coach) from a permitted enterprise may guide the group. 
 
d.      Contact sports are permitted, notwithstanding point 3b above, with modification to avoid extensive body contact.
 
e.      Mask should be worn as a default.  Masks can be taken off when performing strenuous activities, although it is still recommended as good practice even under such circumstances.
 
f.       Sharing of common equipment should be avoided.  Personal equipment should not be shared.  If this cannot be done, then equipment should be wiped down / sanitised frequently. This includes gym equipment such as weights, and sports equipment such as basketballs.
 
g.      Owners or Operators of facilities are responsible for ensuring safe management measures are implemented, and that their patrons/users comply. 
 
 
5. We would like to reiterate that NSAs should adhere to the updated COVID-19 measures in the latest MOH and related government advisories and should continue to lead and guide their affiliates and fraternity.