The Sports Bureau (ID) announced in a statement on Thursday that the bureau will allow from today more swimmers to use its swimming pools at the same time “with the aim of enabling more residents to exercise”.
Since the reopening of the city’s nine public swimming pools early last month, only a smaller number of swimmers than normal had been allowed to enter the swimming pools, as part of the bureau’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures carried out there.
According to Thursday’s statement, now 60 per cent more swimmers are allowed to use each of the public swimming pools at the same time. For instance, only 145 swimmers had been allowed to enter the Taipa Central Park Swimming Pool since its reopening on 6 June, with the maximum allowed number of swimmers increasing to 230 from today, according to the statement.
Thursday’s statement also pointed out that a string of COVID-19 prevention and control measures have been carried out at the various public sports facilities since their respective reopenings, such as residents having to wear a facemask when entering the facilities, undergo a temperature check and show their digital Macao Health Code.