News Singapore Premier League • June 19, 2020
Guidelines established for SPL clubs to resume small-group training in Phase 2
SINGAPORE, 18 JUNE 2020 – Clubs in the AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) will be allowed to resume training under the guidelines and measures announced earlier today by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) for the safe return to footballing activities as sports and recreation facilities reopen for Phase 2 Safe Transition.
These guidelines were established in consultation with relevant authorities such as Sport Singapore and in compliance with recommended advisories, and specify general hygiene, training and safe management measures specifically for the clubs.
Clubs are required to submit their training plans to the FAS prior to their training sessions. All teams are expected to provide details on their appointed Safe Management Officer, the prescribed group rosters, training venue(s) and a summary of their training plans.
During training, group sizes shall consist of a maximum of five players and one coach, with no inter-mixing of players between groups. Players and coaches are discouraged from heading drills, throw-ins and physical contact during training and are advised to minimise any handling or usage of equipment. These are some of the measures that will be put in place; for more details, please refer to the document below.
- Guidelines for Safe Return to Football – Singapore Premier League
These measures are to be adopted by the eight SPL clubs based in Singapore. Brunei DPMM are currently conducting their own training in Brunei Darussalam in compliance with their local health protocols.
The measures will be reviewed from time to time, and the FAS, together with the respective authorities will assess the implementation and adherence of the measures in place as well as the broader COVID-19 situation at the time before any changes are made.
The FAS urges all our stakeholders, including the general public to continue being vigilant and observe these safe distancing measures in place to minimise community transmissions. Together, we shall remain #ONESTRONG to overcome these difficult times.