The Sports and Recreation Commission has acceded to ZIFA’s request to have 2 000 vaccinated spectators at Chibuku Super Cup matches being played in the country.
“The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) hereby gives you notice, following your application, that the Minister of Youth, Sport, Ans and Recreation has APPROVED and granted a special waiver for your application for to have 2000 fully vaccinated spectators during Chibuku Super Cup Matches,” the SRC said in its letter to the soccer governing body.
It said all spectators admitted into the stadia shall be required to produce vaccination and national identification cards, in addition to the requirements specified in Statutory Instrument 2288 of 2021, World Health Organization guidelines on safe resumption of sport, ZIFA’s approved protocols, national legislation and policy directives, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) as well as International Federation protocols relating to the prevention and containment of COVID-19.
“All spectators, in Zone 3 and Zone 4, are required to have been vaccinated and bring their vaccination cards ad positive identification the match venue for inspection, standard zoning of the stadium to separate the players, technical staff and others in the team’s‚ bio-secure bubbles will be enforced,” it added.
The letter also said allocation of spectators to respective bays must be arranged prior to the match and advised to all admitted persons, encouraging Presale tickets to improve logistical controls at venues.
The SRC warned that its enforcement officers will monitor compliance with the stipulated conditions and violation may result in the withdrawal of the authority.
Meanwhile it is good news for local cricket lovers, with Zimbabwe Cricket announcing the approval to allow one thousand fans ahead of the one day international series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo next month.
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