Urgent decision from UAE authorities
Urgent decision from UAE authorities

With life returning to normal in the country after weeks of preventive action due to Covid-19, Dubai Sports Council has intensified its efforts to restore the emirate's sports sector to full energy by announcing two major decisions on Thursday.

In the first resolution, the council allowed fitness centers and gyms, which were operating at a maximum of 50 per cent in accordance with the previous guidelines, to operate at 100 per cent, while adhering to all previous preventive measures for Coved 19 and safety guidelines issued by the relevant authorities.

There is also good news for children aged 12 years and under, as well as elderly people aged 60 and over. They are not allowed to participate in sports activities in the first stage of the reopening, they will now be able to enjoy their favorite sports activities as the Dubai Sports Council announced the removal of all age restrictions.

The decisions come one day after the council announced the return of sports competitions in Dubai, starting with marine sports. The first event - part of the Dubai Sailing Club summer series - will take place on Friday. The competition will start at 7 am, as the scheduled boats set out to the waters off the Dubai Sailing Club first, before the inflatable boats appear at 11 am. Yachting competition will take place later in the day from three in the afternoon.

The Council issued a detailed list of protocols, in accordance with the safety guidelines issued by the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai and other relevant authorities, to resume water sports and sports competitions, as well as academies and fitness centers. Who will work under the new regulations.

Facilities must ensure, among other things, that they maintain hygiene and disinfection requirements as mandated by the authorities, which include maintaining a regular cleaning system, and ensuring that safe spacing is maintained at all times.