They were one of the first organisations to close back in March so sports academies across Dubai will be excited to hear that re-opening is now on the cards.
Dubai Sports Council has announced that sports academies in private educational institutions may open for business again, on the condition they adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and other relevant authorities, which includes the KHDA.
The academies, among other things, will have to maintain the hygiene and sanitisation requirements as mandated by authorities, which includes maintaining a regular cleaning regime, and ensure safe social distancing is maintained at all times.
The age limitations, however, still remain. Children under 12 and adults over 60 are not allowed to take part in the activities at these academies.
However for the parents of older children who are worried about keeping their kids entertained during the school holidays, this will be welcome news.
The list of sports facilities in private educational institutions, which the Council has allowed academies to use for their activities include cricket and football pitches; tennis, volleyball, basketball and volleyball courts; running tracks, indoor sports halls, fitness centres and swimming pools.