Adopting Sports Distancing as the New Norm

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Sports involving physical contact are prohibited during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)

Members of the public are expected to practice sports distancing when engaging in sports and recreational activities during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

According to the Sarawak Ministry of Youth and Sports, sports distancing means distance maintenance between individuals when engaging in sports and recreational activities.

When sitting or standing at rest, individuals must maintain a distance of one meter between each other. However, during physical activities such as running and walking, individuals must maintain a distance of 10 meters between each other.

Among the things that are allowed when engaging in sports and recreational activities during the CMCO are non-contact sports, motor sports at race track, e-Sports (play at home), and non-team sports.

Members of the public are allowed to carry out sports activities in outdoor venues involving a total of not more than 10 individuals are allowed at a time.

All outdoor sport activities that does not involve physical contact are allowed to be carried out between 6.30 am to 7.00 pm.

On the other hand, among the things that are prohibited are indoor sports, water sports, team sports and any sports that involved physical contact.

Members of the public are also prohibited to conduct sports activities involving more than 10 individuals at a time and at indoor venues such as the gym and indoor badminton court.

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