Doha, 31 January 2022 - The National Sports Day Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Public health announced that all group sports activities and events to mark the National Sports Day this year will be held outdoor.
The public must adhere to the requirements and guidelines for sports activities and events in place to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
in a statement the committee announced the number of participants in every activity shall not exceed more than 15 vaccinated persons in team sports. Five persons, those who are not fully vaccinated and children under the age of 12, can participate in an individual sport, but need to show proof of rapid antigen test done in the 24 hours preceding their participation in the event
Everyone must adhere to a safe distance of at least one meter all the time during the activity.
The Committee called on all members of society who practice sports to adhere to the preventive measures, noting the possibility of using all sports training devices in parks, sports tracks and all other places, in accordance with the decisions of the Ministry of Public Health in this regard. The Committee also stressed the need to commit not to share personal items, such as drinking bottles. Hand sanitizer sites must be available in all activity areas.
The National Sports Day Committee emphasized the need for all participants to download the "EHTERAZ" application. Only those who appear to have a "Green" health state on the app will be allowed to participate, while those infected will not be allowed to participate unless they have fully recovered and have obtained a negative result in the PCR test or the rapid antigen test, and spent seven days after the infection.
The Committee recommends that non-vaccinated groups, especially people over 60 years old and people with chronic diseases, do not participate in the activities for their safety; and highlighted the importance that participants in the National Sports Day events practice their activities in a way that achieves the desired goals and ensures the preservation of public health and safety for all.
Celebrating a National Sports Day in the State of Qatar every year aims at promoting sports which has moral and human values and many health benefits, and raising awareness among citizens and residents of the importance of practicing sports in daily life and encouraging them to practice it throughout the year.
The State of Qatar celebrated the National Sports Day for the first time in Feb. 2012, after the issuance of Amiri Decision No. 80 of 2011 which stipulated that the second Tuesday of February of every year will be a National Sports Day and a paid holiday.
All state institutions participate in this sporting event and organize activities to raise awareness of the importance of sports and its role in the lives of people and societies.
The State of Qatar was the first to organize a national sports day at the level of the region and the world. Some countries followed the steps of Qatar and started organizing a sports day, given its importance to the individual and the society.