The State Department for Sports and its stakeholders together with Public health officials are working oversee the implementation and compliance with these protocols.
The County Governments in consultation with the State Department for Sports shall be responsible for inspection of sports facilities within their respective counties before commencement of any sports activities and trainings.
Sports Kenya in consultation with the State Department for Sports and public health officials shall be responsible for inspection of Sports facilities within its control.
Each Sports Organization shall form a “Safe return to training Committee” by federations to oversee the preparedness of activities and shall incorporate health personnel (Both medical and Public health), and a Sports Liaison Officer (appointed by the Commissioner for Sports/ County Chief Officers in charge of Sports) in their committees.
1. Testing and Vacations Guidelines.
• Teams scheduled to engage in competitions are to conduct their training camps in a sport bubble to reduce the risk of acquiring and transmitting infection.
• The MOSCH in coordination with the respective federations shall make arrangements for the testing of athletes as per requirements.
• A negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 conducted not more than 48 hours prior is required for entry into the Sport Bubble as well as a Rapid test at the accreditation point.
• For single day events, the event organiser to conduct rapid antigen test on the day of competition for participants and officials.
Players/athletes who will have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by a two-dose vaccine of AstraZeneca or full dose of any other vaccine as may be recommended by the Government, will be considered “fully vaccinated” twenty-one days after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose regimen, or the single dose for a single-dose regimen).
Documentation of vaccination status should be maintained by coaching staff and presented to visiting teams at the time of competition.
Any player/athlete or individual who is symptomatic, even if fully vaccinated, should isolate and be tested.
Individuals who are vaccinated are required to continue following the COVID-19, prevention measures at all times as they
are still at risk of acquiring infection which can be transmitted to other persons during sports gatherings.
2. Specific guidelines for managers of indoor facilities.
Managers of sports facilities are responsible for ensuring compliance with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
The managers must work in collaboration with the sports organizations, if applicable:
i. To ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed, solid partitions can be installed in certain areas (e.g. reception, in front of the markers) or between the pieces of equipment (e.g. equipment in the gym)
ii. Changing rooms accessibility is restricted to promote social distancing.
iii. Access to showers in the changing rooms is restricted, provided
social distancing guidelines are followed and the area is disinfected after every use.
iv. Access to nonessential common areas that lend themselves to gathering is restricted.
v. Loitering around the entrance and exit is prohibited.
3. Venue Guidelines
Venue operators will be expected to ensure that the sporting environment is safe with reference to the following:
i. Booking in advance, online or over the phone be preferred. Where this is not possible and a venue has staff available to take bookings, consider contactless transactions to avoid handling reservation documents and cash.
ii. Identification and appointment of COVID-19 contact persons who will be responsible for responses on venue preparedness and related actions.