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Sports activities, open air facilities, training camps

What are the restrictions for sports training and exercise?

It is allowed to do sports and train alone or with a companion if these are not activities that have been organised by a club or other organisation, and that also bring in economic income.

If the activities do bring in economic income, the organised activities are subject to the restrictions in force, as in that case this might involve persons who are not in daily contact with each other and thus raises the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

In sports, training, youth work, hobby activities and informal education, refresher training; at sports competitions and sports and exercise events; in saunas, spas, water parks and swimming pools it is compulsory for all participants over the age of 18 to present a COVID certificate to prove vaccination, recovery or a negative result of a prior test.

There is no obligation to check the COVID certificate at outdoor events that take place in an unrestricted territory.

Indoors, in addition to checking the COVID certificates or tests, it is important to ensure dispersion and the following of disinfection rules, and to follow other measures aiming to stop the spread of the coronavirus, in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board.

Events and activities where the negative test result, recovery from COVID-19 or completion of a course of COVID-19 vaccination is checked, are allowed to have up to 6000 participants indoors and 12000 outdoors.

The same rules apply to both indoor and outdoor activities: sports, training, youth work, hobby activities and informal education, refresher training; sports competitions and sports and exercise events; saunas, spas, water parks and swimming pools; public meetings and events (including at the theatre, in the cinema, at a concert, including a church concert, at a conference); in museums and exhibition venues; at entertainment services.

What are the restrictions on sports competitions?

All participants over the age of 18 at sports competitions, sports and exercise events must present a COVID certificate to prove vaccination, recovery or a negative result of a prior test.

The organisers have an obligation to check the validity of COVID certificates. In case of substantiated doubt, the person must be asked to present an identity document.

COVID certificate does not have to be checked at outdoor events taking place on an unrestricted territory, e.g. in the forest or on city streets. In this case it is important to consider that places like the starting corridor, the check of competitors before they enter the starting corridor, the issuing of numbers etc. constitute restricted areas as well. Thus, even if the competition itself takes place in an unrestricted territory, the organisers must ensure that an infection risk check takes place before the start.

Indoors, in addition to checking the COVID certificates or tests, it is also important to ensure dispersion and the following of disinfection requirements, and to follow other measures aiming to stop the spread of the coronavirus in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board.

Events and activities where the participants' negative test results, recovery from COVID-19 or completion of a course of COVID-19 vaccination is checked are allowed to have up to 6000 participants indoors and up to 12000 participants outdoors.

The same rules apply to activities taking place both indoors and outdoors: sports, training, youth work, hobby activities and informal education, refresher training; sports competitions, and sports and exercise events; saunas, spas, water parks and swimming pools; public meetings and events (including in theatre, in cinema, at a concert, including a church concert, at a conference); in museums and exhibition venues; at entertainment services.

 

Last updated: 18 August 2021