The Abu Dhabi Marathon.


Spectators banned at Abu Dhabi sports events


DUBAI – Forget about cheers at the finish line, with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council banning spectators from community sports events in Abu Dhabi.

According to ADSC, the new rule is part of the UAE’s measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 and covers events such as running, cycling, swimming, triathlons and marine activities.

The ADSC rules also applies to participants, banning children under the age of 12, adults over the age of 60, as well as people with chronic diseases from taking part in sports events.

Participants must be free from Covid-19 infection and must present a Covid-19 certificate. they will also have their body temperature tested at the venue.

Participants must wear masks and gloves, maintain a 2-metre distance and use their own water bottles. Shaking hands and hugging during celebrations are not allowed.

Race numbers will be provided 72 hours before the start of the event and participants can collect their kits, devices, medals and other equipment at specific pickup points.

Participants must leave the site immediately after they finish, according to the new guidelines. ICA/Expat Media

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