The Division of Sport and Affairs (DSYA) continues to encourage full compliance with public health and safety guidelines during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, the Division has requested the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission to discontinue power supply to all hard courts and recreation grounds across Tobago with immediate effect. The public is reminded that sport and youth activities at all DSYA facilities are currently suspended. This action has become necessary as a result of unsafe behaviour being displayed by some individuals, has resulted in a recent spike in Covid-19 cases on the island.
The Division of Sport and Affairs wishes to remind the public of the Public Health Ordinance Ch. 12 No. 4 Regulation 3 (1) indicates that persons shall not, without reasonable justification, “(a) be found at any public place where the number of persons gathered, at any time, exceeds ten persons; (b) participate in any group contact sports; or (c) participate in any team sports except with the approval of the Minister.” Sub-regulations (1) (b) and (c) shall not apply to athletic teams approved of the Minister of Health who are in training or participating in contact or team sports, at the national or international level.
Members of the public are asked to adhere to public health safety guidelines such as maintaining proper hygiene and practicing social distancing to ensure the well-being of themselves and others. The Division encourages the public to observe these restrictions in support of the fight against the global threat of COVID-19.