The group of experts advising the government, GEMS, wants a temporary halt to domestic activities in the fight against the coronavirus. In addition, audience reduction in outdoor competitions is also considered. The Flemish Sports Federation wants to do everything it can to prevent a temporary pause in indoor sports: “We are great fans of CST or closing locker rooms, but we want to do everything we can so that Flemish people can continue to play indoor sports. “
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Another advisory panel will convene on Wednesday, and some things have already leaked. For indoor activities where distance and the wearing of mouth masks cannot be guaranteed, GEMS is calling for these types of activities to be canceled for a period of three to four weeks.
For major outdoor sporting events, GEMS wants to recall the Covid Safe Ticket, as well as a mouth mask and distance rule commitment. Since it is difficult to maintain distance at major sporting events, the allowed number of fans may be spoiled.
The Pro League already had a response ready. “CST, mouth mask and outside seem enough for us. Keeping a distance seems unnecessary to us. Clear agreements were made early in the season, knowing that a tough autumn is likely to come. We don’t think it’s appropriate,” the Pro League said. tighten it.”
“Instead of CST and closing the changing rooms instead of stopping”
The Flemish Sports Federation, which represents more than 20,000 sports clubs, is also looking forward to the advisory panel on Wednesday. “We support additional COVID-19 measures – from Covid Safe Ticket to closing locker rooms – as long as Fleming can continue to exercise at his favorite club. Banning internal contact sports is a last resort that should be brought to the table.”
The Flemish Sports Federation confirms that new measures are in effect since November 1 to make indoor sports, especially sporting events with the public, safer. For example, the mouth mask obligation has been reintroduced in all closed parts of the sports infrastructure, unless the club uses the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) to the public.
“We invite the advisory committee to enter into discussions with us to see what is possible and not just to choose the most comprehensive solution. If people are allowed to go to a cafe or a restaurant, they should certainly be able to continue to exercise,” says Koen Omans, president of the Flemish Sports Federation.