Level 3 regulations: Non-contact sport to resume

File: Federations had petitioned government about the possibility of making a return during lockdown.

File: Federations had petitioned government about the possibility of making a return during lockdown.

JOHANNESBURG - Sport has been thrown a lifeline.

Federations had petitioned government about the possibility of making a return during lockdown.

That has now been confirmed, although specifics remain unclear for now.

"Public training, fitness and recreational facilities remain closed except those conducting non-contact sports matches without spectators," Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said.

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Dlamini-Zuma said health protocols and social distancing must be strictly observed, including wearing of masks.

"We will lift the curfew and allow more time for exercise, walking and cycling," she said.

"However, this is permitted as long as this is not done in organised groups."

The country will move to Level 3 of the lockdown on 1 June.

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