Department of Sports, Arts and Culture
Directions on the live streaming of the creative sector services in support of COVID-19 have been amended.
The sports, arts and culture department published the amendments in Government Gazette 43433.
The amendments flow from Alert Level 3 regulations published at the end of May 2020.
They aim to provide guidance to the arts and culture sector for productions using local cast or performers and crew during Alert Level 3.
A new paragraph 3 on mitigation measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is inserted.
The mitigating measures apply to various subsectors including performing arts institutions or playhouses; film and television productions; creative sector services; visual arts, crafts and design; music recordings and performing arts.
In Gazette 43434, the department published amendments to the Directions on the suspension of sport, arts and cultural events as measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.
The amendments allow for professional non-contact sports matches to take place in a stadium without spectators.
New definitions are added including “official”, “professional athlete”, “professional non-contact sport”, “sports body”, “sporting venue” and “support staff”.
A new paragraph 3 stipulates that the directions apply to all affected public entities under the department of sport, arts and culture including sports confederations, sports federation, clubs, professional leagues, sports bodies and events relating thereto.
A new paragraph 6 on suspension of sporting, arts, cultural and religious events is inserted.
Only religious gatherings with not more than 50 people in attendance are allowed in places of worship and professional non-contact sporting events for training and preparation are allowed in stadiums or venues.
New paragraphs on resumption of non-contact sport and training, screening and testing of players and support staff, disinfection and cleaning of the sporting venue, control measures, monitoring and compliance and appointment of compliance officer are inserted.
Annexure A contains the list on non-contact sports, annexure B on codes allowed to train and annexure C outlines non-contact sport matches and professional athletes training.
Both sets of amended directions came into effect on the date of publication.