Children U18 can train, but can’t participate in competitions: Sports

Unvaccinated children under 18 will only be allowed into sporting venues to train and not participate in competitions or tournaments, Fiji Ministry of Sports says after reviewing its Safe Re-opening of Sports Framework protocols.

The review the ministry said follows confirmation received from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services that there is a proportionately lower risk of infection in children and if infected, they were more likely to experience mild symptoms and less likely to experience severe outcomes of COVID-19 compared to adults.

“While this approval and endorsement is welcomed, the public is reminded to always ensure that children are safe to participate in training and physical activity with the COVID-19 safety protocols being implemented,” the ministry said.

All other aspects of the safe sports protocols remain intact.

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