Updated safe management measures for sports and physical activities to be implemented from Mar 29

Updated measures include optional mask wearing outdoors and an increase in group capacity limit.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 28 March 2022, 1:15 PM

Sport Singapore (Sport SG) have updated its sports and physical exercise and activities safe management measures (SMM) guidelines on Mar 27, following the announcement of the easing of community SMMs by the Ministry Task Force (MTF) on Mar 24. The new Sport SG SMM guidelines will take effect from Mar 29.

The new streamlined SMMs will allow mask wearing to be optional when participating in any sports or physical activities outdoors. Mask wearing will remain mandatory indoors when performing strenuous activity.


Individuals are still encouraged to wear masks outdoors in crowded areas for their own safety and for the safety of those around them. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ALICIA ANG


The group size limit will also increase to groups of 10 individuals, and groups will be required to keep a distance of at least one metre apart.

Venue capacities will also increase for masked activities, which will now be subject to a capacity limit of 75 per cent, up from 50 per cent. Class size limits for unmasked indoor classes with fully-vaccinated individuals will also be lifted, subject to the prevailing fire safety guidelines and venue capacity.

Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below will only be allowed to have one group of 10 including an instructor, and the children are no longer required to be from the same household.

The prevailing SMMs such as mask wearing and safe distancing will still apply before and after the sporting activity, and during rest breaks. Participants who are not playing during the game will have to be masked and observe a one-metre distance from unmasked players on the court or field. 


Mingling before and after the game between groups of up to 10 individuals is also not permitted. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/XYNTHEA ONG


Food and drinks at sport venues can now be supplied and consumed in specially designated areas within the venue, subject to the one-metre safe distance ruling and the group size limit of 10 individuals. 

Over 1,000 spectators for sporting events are also permitted, as long as it does not exceed the 75 per cent capacity limit based on its fire safety requirement, or the number of available fixed seats. Spectators will also be allowed to cheer, sing, or whistle if they are wearing masks.

Each match is only allowed to have up to 10 persons in the field of play at any single point in time, unless it takes place at supervised or operated sports facilities such as ActiveSG and other SportSG-approved private facilities under the Resumption of Bigger Team Sport Formats which will allow up to 30 vaccinated individuals on the field.

Sporting events that are organised within prevailing SMMs no longer need Sport Singapore’s endorsement to proceed. Only events with SMM deviations, such as competitions beyond prevailing group size limits will need to have an endorsement by Sport Singapore before they can be conducted. Organisers will have to submit an application to Sport SG at least 14 days prior to the start of the event to give time for evaluation and discussion.

Organisers are also advised not to carry out related publicity efforts before receiving endorsement from Sport SG.

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