​The Ministry of Health and Youth and Sports Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports yesterday made an observation to the implementation of de-escalation operational readiness level two for sports centres and facilities nationwide. The objective of the observation is to ensure that all guidelines are adhered to.


The observation was carried out at Pantai Mentiri Golf Club. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports has issued a guideline based on the Ministry of Health’s advice. For golf courses, only 4 players are allowed in one flight, and only one user is allowed per buggy at a time. Only individuals with BruHealth QR Code colour Green and Yellow are permitted inside the premise and facility, while those with symptom and high risk are not allowed.


The delegation also took a closer look at an indoor sports facilities for badminton in Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association building. The implementation of the second phase saw the updated capacity for indoor and outdoor sports facilities, while other terms and guidelines remain the same. This include body temperature check and use of specific BruHealth QR Code for the premises. Users are reminded to bring their own equipment, and equipment sharing is not allowed.


Another observation was made at Fitness Zone in Kampung Kiulap. Under the Operational Readiness Level 2 for gyms and fitness centres, each person will be allowed up to a maximum of one hour per session and maintain 2-metres social distancing at all time. Organised sports, team sports and sports that involve contact activity are also not allowed. Every individual must make pre-booking and download the BruHealth app for QR registration and sports facility booking. The use of locker room and shower area are prohibited.


Sports centre and facility owners should also maintain the booking and timetable to ensure the safety of users and staff. Users and premise managers are reminded to continue to practise the Ministry of Health’s guideline, and be socially responsible while at the sports facility. They should also be healthy, bring their own hand sanitizers, and ensure personal hygiene and cleanliness of the facility and equipment at all times. Individuals found to breach the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204 are punishable with a fine of up to 10 thousand dollars, imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both.



Source: Radio Television Brunei

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