* People have to maintain physical distance of at least 1.5m from other spectators in all directions
* Family groups from same household can sit together either on stands or in open, but with 1.5m distance from other families
* All spectators must wear face masks at all times
* Vulnerable and high-risk groups should be discouraged from attending events for their own safety
* No cheering, no live choir and no singing by spectators as this can spread virus
Spectators will be allowed to attend National Sport Day (NSD) events while following all the required health measures, including masks for all and maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5m from other spectators in all directions, according to the 'Healthcare Protocol and Public Health Measures' document issued by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
need to undergo
hotel quarantine as required
All international participants or guests for National Sport Day (NSD) events, if applicable, are required to go for hotel quarantine in line with Qatar’s specific regulation and quarantine protocol in force at the time, according to the 'Healthcare Protocol and Public Health Measures' document issued by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
Guests might be required to undergo Covid-19 testing upon arrival and six days after arrival, the protocol states.
Upon arrival at the hotel, participants/guests will undergo thermal scanning and might be interviewed and screened for possible Covid-19 symptoms and signs.
If the participant is found to be symptomatic (with fever, cough, flu-like symptoms etc) or showing other symptoms and signs, he/she will be set for further assessment by medical staff at the nearest healthcare facility/Emergency department and could be referred to a designated hospital for further assessment and management accordingly, it explains.
Also, spectator capacity will not exceed 30% of the total outdoor seating capacity, the document states, adding that cheering and singing by spectators are also not allowed as this can spread the virus.
The document, which is available here
on the Ministry of Culture and Sports website, aims to provide guidance on the best means to facilitate safely holding sports events in celebration of National Sport Day this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The NSD organising committee on Tuesday announced that all sporting activities and events for this year's National Sport Day would be held outdoors, and that no event would be allowed indoors.
The measures pertaining to spectators and audience, as stated in the protocol, are as follows:
* Family groups from the same household can sit together either on the stands or in the open, but with the same minimum of 1.5m distance from other families in all directions.
* Spectator capacity will not exceed 30% of the total outdoor seating capacity while maintaining a minimum of 1.5m physical distance in all directions.
* Check that the Ehteraz app is downloaded and the status is 'Green' to allow entry.
* Thermal screening must be conducted for employees, athletes and the public before entering the stands area or rally place; entry will be prohibited for those with a body temperature above 37.8C.
* Gates are to open early to avoid crowding at the entrances.
* Avoid crowding during spectators' entry and exit areas by maintaining a safe distance between people all the time.
* All spectators must wear face masks all the time.
* Makeshift sale outlets at the venue, in both inside and outside the seating areas, are allowed if necessary, according to the MoPH guidelines for restaurants.
* Smoking is not allowed on the stands and in public places.
* Designated smoking rooms/areas should be approved by the relevant MoPH department.
* Vulnerable and high-risk groups, including those over 60 years, people with chronic illnesses and people with disabilities, should be discouraged from attending the event for their own safety.
* Make special considerations for vulnerable groups if attendance is inevitable, keep vulnerable groups safe and protected all the time with strict adherence to public health measures.
* No spitting, no cheering, no live choir and no live singing by spectators as this can spread the virus.
The health authorities might decide, at any time based on the level of spread of infection in the community, to hold the event behind closed doors (no spectators) or even recommend postponing the event if necessary.