Kenya’s sports ministry on Friday said all outdoor recreation and non-contact sporting activities to re-open in a phased manner.
However, all contact sports -football, rugby, boxing and hockey- remain suspended.
Amina Mohamed, cabinet secretary said, “Non-contact sports will reopen in a phased manner, while water sports will remain suspended until further notice.”
“All contact sports will remain suspended until further notice. Testing will not be mandatory, but where required, the cost shall be met by federations, sports organizations, participants, or event organizers as applicable,” she added during a virtual meeting on resumption to training, pre-competition guidelines, in-competition guidelines, post-competition guidelines, considerations for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, guidelines for indoor and outdoor facilities, guidelines for testing and guidelines for junior athletes (under-14).
“The government will, however, give priorities to Team Kenya events in a manner to be determined by the ministry in consultation with individual Federations,” she said.
Other disciplines that have been given a greenlight include mountaineering, mountain biking, tug of war, jogging, archery, weightlifting, cricket, badminton, cycling, gymnastics, motorsports, tennis and horse racing.