PM: Contact sports, recreational activities now allowed under Phase Two and Three but only at facilities that can supervise games

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Futsal court owners around Ipoh are preparing to open their businesses as government allows indoor sports activities to resume in states in Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan. — Picture by Farhan Najib
Futsal court owners around Ipoh are preparing to open their businesses as government allows indoor sports activities to resume in states in Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan. — Picture by Farhan Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 — Sports and recreational activities requiring physical contact are now allowed under Phase Two and Three of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) beginning September 17, announced Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today.

In a statement, he said however that this is limited to those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and that the activities must be done at facilities that can conduct “full supervision”.

“Team sports and recreational activities that involve physical touching such as football, volleyball and takraw are allowed at full capacity of the sport,” he added.

Similarly, personal fitness activities such as aerobics and Zumba can be done in groups, but are limited to 50 per cent of the premises’ capacity.

In Phase One and Two, pond fishing is now allowed for the fully vaccinated. However, in Phase One, those looking to partake are limited to travelling within their district and can only fish between 6am and 8pm.

Anglers in a Phase Two state will be allowed to travel within their state, and fish between 6am and 10pm.

Those living in states under Phase Two and Three will also now be allowed to visit cemeteries.

For Muslims, restrictions to grave visits will be determined by state religious authorities, while non-Muslims will need to adhere to regulations set by the National Unity Ministry.

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