The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports explained that there are no changes to the fourth phase of the de-escalation plan for gyms and fitness centres, indoor and outdoor sports facilities as well as golf courses, except the guideline updates for team sports, which is an increase from 10 to 15 people in a group to undergo training programmes only. Meanwhile, other guidelines are the same as before. Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin also shared that organised and competition sports are still NOT allowed. Based on statistics since the 16th of May 2020, 289,096 visitors have used sports centres nationwide. For swimming pools, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports explained that the de-escalation plan has been moved from Phase Two to Phase Three. All the changes including implementation will start on Monday, 17th of August 2020.
The use of facilities is increased from 60 percent to 80 percent capacity at one time, depending on the space available. The use is open to all age levels. Facilities will be open daily and is limited to 2 hours a day for every individual. Swimming pools under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will be open from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening and will be closed from 12 noon to 2 in the afternoon except for Friday, whereby it will be closed from 11.30 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the days of operation for other swimming pools are dependent on the respective owners.
For Child Care Centres, Centres for the Differently-Abled, Museums, exhibition galleries and libraries, the 3rd phase of the de-escalation plan has been moved to the fourth phase as follows:
For Child Care Centres, it will operate as usual at 100 percent capacity depending on the space available. The centres will be open to all children regardless of age and without any symptoms such as fevers, colds or at high risk for serious infections. The approval for the centres to operate in the fourth phase is dependent on the results of inspections conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Centres for the Differently-Abled are allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity and is open to all differently abled individuals who do not have chronic diseases.
Museums, galleries and libraries are allowed to operate at a capacity of less than 100 people at a time depending on the space capacity.