COVID-19 pro­to­cols in all Sports Coun­cil venues

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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.

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