Covid-19 lockdown regulations relaxed to unban spectators at sports matches - within limits

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Fully vaccinated supporters allowed to return to adult rugby matches

SA Rugby has advised its member unions that fully vaccinated supporters will be allowed to return to club and professional rugby matches – within the limits announced earlier this week by the Minister for Sports, Arts and Culture – and while observing the prevailing health guidelines.

A maximum of 2 000 spectators will be permitted entry to rugby venues following the gazetting of new regulations by Mr Nathi Mthethwa, although this does not extend to school rugby matches, which fall under the auspices of the Department of Basic Education.

SA Rugby will provide guidelines to assist with the management and implementation of the entry protocols to ensure the safe return of fans as SA Rugby pledged itself to support the Government’s vaccination drive.

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said that the governing body was in full support of Government’s drive to accelerate mass vaccinations thereby allowing society to return to normality while ensuring that rugby was not the cause of the further spreading of the virus.

“This is very welcome news and the first step to returning to having the freedom to sell out venues on special occasions once again,” said Roux.

“It is 19 months since a fan was last allowed in a rugby stadium and this is the light at the end of the tunnel that our sport has desperately needed.

“We trust that this initial allowance will increase speedily as the impact of the vaccination programme and the experience in other territories points to a further relaxation of restrictions.”

Provincial unions will be responsible for ensuring that the union, clubs and their affiliated bodies adhere strictly to the directions stipulated in the Government Gazette.

The first senior professional rugby event to receive crowds in South Africa since the lockdown began in March 2020 is likely to be the Carling Champion Match against Kenya on 6 November at Loftus Versfeld.

Issued by SA Rugby Communications

hello.. Anyone has a clue about this please.
See above
 

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So how does this work....

2000 people pitch up and have to show their ' certificate of vaccination'.

I presume they will need to match the details on the certificate with your ID book - no ID book, no validation that the certificate is yours.

A printed cert will be easy to forge, how do they validate the cert is real or not.

A few months down the line, 10,000 or 25,000 will be allowed to attend.

Checking everyone's cert on that level will be unmanageable.

I don't think this one has been thought through much.
 
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got a better solution?


maybe present the vaccination passport/cert when buying tickets?
 

surface

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So how does this work....

2000 people pitch up and have to show their ' certificate of vaccination'.

I presume they will need to match the details on the certificate with your ID book - no ID book, no validation that the certificate is yours.

A printed cert will be easy to forge, how do they validate the cert is real or not.

A few months down the line, 10,000 or 25,000 will be allowed to attend.

Checking everyone's cert on that level will be unmanageable.

I don't think this one has been thought through much.
I read it somewhere that a OTP will be sent to person's cell (perhaps the one registered for evds?) There has to be some tie-up between evds & booking system then.
 

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Fully vaccinated supporters allowed to return to adult rugby matches

SA Rugby has advised its member unions that fully vaccinated supporters will be allowed to return to club and professional rugby matches – within the limits announced earlier this week by the Minister for Sports, Arts and Culture – and while observing the prevailing health guidelines.

A maximum of 2 000 spectators will be permitted entry to rugby venues following the gazetting of new regulations by Mr Nathi Mthethwa, although this does not extend to school rugby matches, which fall under the auspices of the Department of Basic Education.

SA Rugby will provide guidelines to assist with the management and implementation of the entry protocols to ensure the safe return of fans as SA Rugby pledged itself to support the Government’s vaccination drive.

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said that the governing body was in full support of Government’s drive to accelerate mass vaccinations thereby allowing society to return to normality while ensuring that rugby was not the cause of the further spreading of the virus.

“This is very welcome news and the first step to returning to having the freedom to sell out venues on special occasions once again,” said Roux.

“It is 19 months since a fan was last allowed in a rugby stadium and this is the light at the end of the tunnel that our sport has desperately needed.

“We trust that this initial allowance will increase speedily as the impact of the vaccination programme and the experience in other territories points to a further relaxation of restrictions.”

Provincial unions will be responsible for ensuring that the union, clubs and their affiliated bodies adhere strictly to the directions stipulated in the Government Gazette.

The first senior professional rugby event to receive crowds in South Africa since the lockdown began in March 2020 is likely to be the Carling Champion Match against Kenya on 6 November at Loftus Versfeld.

Issued by SA Rugby Communications


See above
There are a lot of Tanie's and Oom's with pent up rage waiting to terrorize their local schools rugby field sidelines - throw them a bone man..
 

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As I understand it, school sports are governed by the Department of Education, not the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.
Thanks, apparently Tennis SA mentioned the changes but they specifically excluded 'schools' so we wait for DOE then. :-(
 

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PSL weighs in... and they're in no hurry to get any fans in the stands.

MEDIA STATEMENT

13 OCTOBER 2021

PSL STATEMENT ON THE AMENDED DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT REGULATIONS


The Executive Committee of the PSL met today to deliberate on the amended Disaster Management Act Regulations of the 11th of October 2021 and identified matters that require stakeholder engagement and clarification.

These include engaging with SAFA regarding lessons learned from last night’s Bafana match against Ethiopia; vaccination messaging; SASREA compliance; ticket allocation; the issuing of tickets; access control; seating arrangements; media access; and the need to develop standard procedures to be applied.

Until further notice the PSL Covid protocol continues to limit attendance to 165 persons required at the match.

The Executive Committee has targeted the MTN8 Final, on the 30th of October 2021, as the ideal match to test the protocols that will be put in place.

The Executive Committee will meet again within the next seven to ten days to assess the outcome of the consultation process.

The PSL will communicate the approach that will be implemented after the meeting.

The PSL calls upon all supporters to support Government’s stance on the importance of vaccinations and the achievement of herd immunity. The sooner sufficient South Africans are vaccinated, the sooner supporters will be able to return in numbers.

The PSL wishes to express its appreciation to Government for making the return of supporters possible. The PSL also thanks supporters, sponsors, and the media, for their patience and understanding.



ENDS
 

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The SA Football Association (Safa) is considering increasing the number of supporters from 2,000 to more than 20,000 for Bafana Bafana’s next match at home against Zimbabwe next month, but everyone, including the media, security and vendors, will have to produce a vaccine certificate.

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