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Lockdown change allows for school sport to resume

FILE PHOTO Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

FILE PHOTO Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Oct 25, 2020

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CAPE TOWN -

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga published a gazette allowing extra-curricular activities like sport and drama to resume under the Covid-19 safety rules.

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The new rules apply to non-contact sport only and can resume without spectators, however, at outdoor venues for inter-school activities there should be no more than 500 people and should not exceed 250 people if indoors.

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“The number of persons in the sporting venues, change rooms or training area at any given time must not be more than 50% of the capacity of the venue, with persons observing the social distancing requirements,” read the statement.

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Meanwhile, earlier this week Motshekga said that there are additional changes to be made at schools due to a loss in teaching time and the adjustment to the 2020 curriculum.

Going forward, the department will be looking at using body screens so that learners could attend school more regularly.

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