Zimbabwe’s president H.E Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, on Saturday extended the country’s coronavirus lockdown for an “indefinite period”. However, low-risk sporting codes will be allowed.

  • Archery

  • Athletics

  • BMX

  • Chess

  • Cycling

  • Darts

  • Draughts

  • Equestrian Events

  • Fencing

  • Golf

  • Gymnastics

  • Motor Sports

  • Rowing

  • Tennis

Guidelines

Failure to comply with the guidelines set out, will be found guilty of an offence, and liable to a fine not exceeding level 12. Or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 1 year; or to both such fine and imprisonment.

  • Opening times 8am- 4:30pm
  • No more than 50 spectators
  • Social distancing among spectators must be enforced.
  • All staff, athletes and spectators must have their temperature checked and their hands sanitised before entering the facility.
  • Athletes should sanitise their hands before, during and after the sporting event.
  • All staff and spectators must wear a mask over both their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Athletes must not share sports equipment, towels, laundry, consumables, water bottles, cups etc.
  • Sports staff must have PPE and sanitize equipment on hand, and PPE must not be shared
  • Gloves must be worn by every member of staff handling sports equipment, clothing etc, or if they have physical contact with the players
  • No liquor is to be sold on these premises until further notice. • Liquor should also not be brought to the event
  • Persons competing or spectating must be willing to submit to screening and testing for COVID-19 if a law enforcement officer demands it.
  • Individuals should sanitise their hands before and after entering the bathrooms.
  • The use of public showers should be banned.
  • Bathrooms should be sanitised at regular intervals throughout the event.
  • If these guidelines are not followed all individuals will be required to leave the premises and return home.
  • All individuals are expected to disperse and return home as soon as the event is over.
  • Any law enforcement officer has full access to ensure compliance of the above guidelines.

It is important that as a community we act responsibly during this pandemic, irresponsible behaviour could result in a spike in the number of cases of COVID-19 which would put vulnerable peoples’ lives at risk, and this could result in a retraction of such privileges