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Singapore Premier League to continue behind closed doors in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

The Singapore football national men’s and women’s teams will continue training as well.

Nigel Chin

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Published: 15 May 2021, 12:29 PM

The Singapore Premier League (SPL) will carry on its 2021 season, in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), or P2HA, measures, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said on Friday (May 14).  

On Friday, the Singapore Government announced a slew of tightened measures in its bid to curb the surge in COVID-19 community cases. The measures include reducing social gathering size to two people, while only up to 50 attendees without pre-event test or 100 attendees with pre-event testing, can attend events. 

“Given that all players and officials involved in the SPL are mandatorily swab-tested, the league will continue to carry on behind closed doors, which has been the case since May 8, 2021, after additional community measures were announced on 4 May,” said the FAS in its statement. 

“Strict protocols will continue to be in place, including zonal demarcation before and after matches to ensure the safety and health of all stakeholders are of top priority.”

SPL fans can continue to watch the match via live-streaming on the SPL Facebook page and YouTube channel. 

In a separate update, the FAS said that the Singapore men’s and women’s national teams will continue to hold training sessions. 

The men’s national team will also depart Singapore on May 25 to begin their preparations for the FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in June. 

The matches will be played in Saudi Arabia. Singapore will face the hosts, Uzbekistan and Palestine from Jun 3 to Jun 11. 

All training for the Centre of Excellence (COE) teams and the under-15, under-17 and under-21 competitions have been suspended indefinitely. The same applies to grassroots and amateur competitions and programmes, including the Singapore Football League. 

 


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