Sports CS Amina Mohammed releases sporting activities guidelines

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All outdoor recreational non-contact sporting activities, private fitness clubs and other sporting clubs will reopen immediately, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said.

However, all contact sports will remain suspended as non-contact sports re-open in phases.

Athletics, lawn tennis, weightlifting, badminton, cricket cycling, equestrian, horse racing, golf, motorsport, fencing, shooting and squad are among the sports that are to open.

Besides swimming, judo, rugby and karate, other sports disciplines that will remain closed are football, hockey, handball, basketball, volleyball, netball, wrestling, wheelchair basketball and team building activities.

Amina, who was speaking during the virtual launch of the Resumption to Sports and Recreational Activities guidelines on Friday, said that national teams from the high risk contact sports will be given special preference but in consultation with respective sports federations.

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