Gyms can operate; sports training, matches, tournaments permissible with no audience

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By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, May 17: Gym enthusiasts can return to their workout session again effective tomorrow, May 18.

This includes studio premises used for exercises such as yoga, zumba and similar activities, provided that they adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

The number of people allowed in gyms and studios will depend on the premise size as it must not exceed 50 percent of the capacity and subject to Ministry of Youth and Sports Sarawak (KBSS) approval.

Recreational activities in public areas are also allowed, with physical distancing.

The new CMCO SOP guidelines was released by Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

Other non-contact sports activities regardless individual or team categories for training, matches and tournaments were also given the green light, subject to KBSS approval and notification to State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC).

However, permission to operate and usage of sports facilities by the public is restricted and must be in compliance with the sports and recreation SOP by KBSS.

Those who wish to organise local and international competitions or tournaments for non-contact sports are permitted as well, however, subject to KBSS approval.

All sports events will be carried out  with no audience allowed to attend.

For foreign participants and officers, permission to enter Malaysia is subject to the Malaysian Immigration Department with a letter of support from KBSS and notification SDMC. —DayakDaily