COVID-19 protocols in all Sports Council venues
The Fiji Sports Council has COVID-19 protocols which must be followed at all their 22 venues around the country. Council manager operations and supervisor of the ANZ Stadium Eleina McDonald said these are safe practices where players, officials and spectators have to strictly follow.
She said this during the launch of the Suva Rugby Union return to rugby protocol meeting at Albert Park.
“It has taught me personally to get more involved for every booking that we have at the venue,” McDonald said.
“We have to be at the briefing even though we know each other well.
“The pre-event briefing is very important because it assures us that we have informed you and you are asking questions about the venue.
“This is because on the day, you are there to focus on the game and we are there in facilitating you with your competitions.”
She said they are excited hosting the competition. “Organising your calendar early will allow the council to bring its staff to work.”
McDonald said procedures in all the venues are in accordance with the COVID-19 protocols.
“Every venue has its own set of guidelines in alignment to COVto be
ID-19 protocols and the five fundamentals when you are talking about physical distancing, personal hygiene, venue and compliance for COVID-19.
Reset your lifestyles
“We have had cases where we have controlled them but at the same time it has taught us to reset our lifestyles.
“Personal hygiene is something in sports that we should take seriously. You will find that you will be undergoing COVID-19 safety protocols before you even enter our gates.
“Before when you come for competitions it’s your pass, fee and accreditation or paying for a ticket to get in.
“There’s a little longer process now you’ll have temperature checks taken on everybody. No matter who you are. All individuals are to abide by these rules. “These are things as team managers we ask that you take the leading role because you are the voice of your players not Sports Council.
Buy your thermal guns
“We ask the team managers to please take the lead now Suva Rugby will have to consider having your own thermal guns to take temperature readings it’s a proactive approach.
“We have provisions for two guns and we are going to take care of the measures so you can understand how long that can take.
“To managers please ensure that you are coming way before time so that you’re ensuring that without any rushing you are having your temperatures taken, you’re getting your registrations done and you are through to the event.
“Your lateness will not prompt any urgency at the gate. We will only ask the party responsible in assisting us in mediating any form of being late.”
McDonald said if you have your own thermal guns then you could do it for the team.
“This is for any form of sports compeition- international, provincial and club level,” she added.