Sports day in Qatar
The National Sport Day Organizing Committee announced on 30 January 2022 that, in order to limit the spread of the Corona virus (Covid 19), all individual and team sports activities will be held in open-air venues only this year.
In team sports, the number of participants in each activity must not exceed 15 vaccinated people.
Five people, including those who have not been fully vaccinated and children under the age of 12, are allowed to compete in individual sports, but they must show proof of a rapid antigen test taken within the previous 24 hours of the participation in event. The Committee emphasized the importance of maintaining a physical distance of at least one meter at all times.
It is necessary for all organisers, participants and spectators, to wear masks at all times except when practicing sports where masks might cause difficulty in breathing.
The Committee informed of the possibility of using sports training equipment in parks and sport pathways and all other places, in accordance with the related instructions of the Ministry of Public Health. Organisers also advised not to share personal belongings, such as drinks. Hand sanitizers shall be available in all sports activity venues.
Only those who have the green ‘Ehteraz’ will be allowed to participate, while those who had been infected by Covid-19, will be allowed only if they are fully recovered. They should have a PCR or antigen negative result and seven days must have elapsed after that negative result and ended their isolation on the 7th day. The result of the test should be negative and the Ehteraz green.
Spectators will be allowed to attend the sports activities as per the percentage fixed for every activity, with green ‘Ehteraz’ for them to enter the stands and fans areas.
The Committee recommended that, for their own safety, the non-vaccinated people and in particular those who are over 60 years of age, or with vulnerable medical condition should not go to the venues of sport activities with spectators in attendance.
The Protocol document could be downloaded from the site: msy.gov.qa