A Sports CS Amina Mohamed
All codes of rugby to remain suspended
By Eric Njiru | Fri 18 Sep, 2020 11:29

Rugby will remain suspended in Kenya after Sports minister Amina Mohamed announced the partial resumption of sporting activities on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Non-contact sport and fitness clubs will be allowed to resume but under strict adherence of return to sports protocols released by the CS on Friday. Contact sport, water sport and Under 18 sports remains suspended. 

All codes of Rugby(touch, sevens, 15s, five-a-side) is categorized as a contact sport -high risk. Wheelchair rugby is however categorized as a non-contact sport and can resume immediately. "All contact sports will remain closed until further notice," said Mohamed. 

"To keep in line with the COVID-19 WHO and MOH guidelines, spectators will not be allowed into the playing fields unless all protocols have been achieved to level 6 of the guidelines for every sport discipline."

"Personal trainers/coaches should work with reduced groups of not more than 30 participants, depending on size of space and ensure they maintain social distancing."

"All under eighteen sporting activities will remain closed until further notice. However, athletes who are under this age but are part of senior teams, as well as national junior teams preparing to participate in international assignments, will seek formal authorization from the Cabinet Secretary Sports to be cleared to use the above laid down protocols."

Kenyan Rugby has been suspended since March 14, 2020- the onset of COVID 19. 

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