Sport Singapore suspends programs for children and seniors, Sport News & Top Stories


SINGAPORE – Sports programs for children and seniors have been temporarily suspended, the national agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) announced on Tuesday (September 28th).

In a circular to members of its ActiveSG platform, SportSG said all programs aimed at children 12 and under will be suspended until October 10.

Programs organized by ActiveSG for seniors – those 60 and over – will be suspended until October 24.

The measures follow the government’s announcement on September 24 of the transition to a stabilization phase of the country’s transition to Covid-19 resilience.

In addition to the suspension of activities, SportSG also said that even if Dual-Use Sports Facilities (DUS) remain open, users will be required to adhere to a reduction in the number of permitted participants.

For DHS indoor gyms, only two people – including a coach – are allowed on each badminton court, compared to five previously.

For team sports like netball, volleyball, basketball and ground ball, only two people – including a coach – are allowed per half court, compared to five as well.

For DUS school fields, up to 50 participants are allowed at a time, but they can only be in pairs.

For users of all DHS facilities, participants are required to maintain a safety distance of two meters between individuals and 3 meters between pairs.

SportSG also reminded ActiveSG members to ensure that they and their group members are fully vaccinated before booking DHS covered gyms, as a mandatory vaccination record check is also in place.

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