NCS reveals guidelines to Federations ahead of sports return

DAVID GOMBE

The National Council of Sports has issued strict guidelines to Sports Federation ahead of the return of Sports activities.

The development was confirmed during a meeting between NCS and Federation heads on Friday at Cooper Chimney, Lugogo.

NCS was represented by chairman Donald Rukare and assistant general secretary David Katende.

The guidelines issues to federations

•National sports federations and Associations will be required to prepare and submit a schedule of planned activities and venues to be used with priority of national teams engagements

•Each sports activity to be organized shall be cleared on its own merit

•National sports federations and associations shall appoint a medical personal who shall work in liaison with MOH on all Covid-19 related matters

•There shall be a focal point person appointed or designated by Federation and associations to act as the liaison between NCS and the Federation on all sports related matters

•Federations and associations shall seek relevant clearance from the organs of govt for the activities to take place

•Federations and associations shall notify NCS of the venue to be used, number of Athlete’s and officials including media prior to the event

•Provide proof of testing of players and officials prior to the activities

•Events to be organized are those where NCS has been notified and clearance obtained

•National teams to be encamped in one place avoid unnecessary interaction with outsiders

•Only players and accredited officials to be allowed at the events

•PPE must be available and in place

•NCS shall constitute a team of persons to access the readiness and compliance of national sports federations for resumption of sports activities

Observations

•Many of the sports can be played both indoor or outdoors depending on the facilities available to the organizers

•In line with the president directive most of the sports would be eligible to re open provided they fulfill the conditions set including testing of Athlete’s 72 hours to the game, and repeat test after 14days and availability of adequate PPE’s

•NCS should assess the readiness of federation and associations in terms of facilities, logistics and human resource to facilitate the resumption of sports

The Proposed implementation plan Submission of respective federation planned activities and protocols for approval to NCS on October 2nd 2020

Verification and approval of federations activities and protocols to NCS October 9th 2020 while Monitoring for compliance of federations to NCS is on October 19th 2020

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