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Authorities orders shutdown of JFF coaching camp

Sports activities Minister Olivia Grange has ordered the shutdown of a coaching camp being hosted by the Jamaica Soccer Federation (JFF) on the Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence on the College of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus.

Grange wrote to JFF president Michael Ricketts on the matter after directions from the Ministry of Well being and Wellness.

The  Ministry of Well being and Wellness instructed the contributors within the camp to stay on the facility with a purpose to scale back the danger of an infection. The well being and wellness ministry additionally mentioned that the required utility to host the camp be made to the Ministry of Tradition, Gender, Leisure and Sport.

Grange mentioned the federal government is anxious in regards to the coaching camp particularly in gentle of confirmed COVID-19 instances amongst gamers.

“We are actually in receipt of the appliance for internet hosting the coaching camp to start tomorrow, February 6, 2021, which was dated February 4, 2021,” Grange mentioned within the letter to the JFF.  “Please notice that coaching can’t start with out the approval of the Director-Basic, Workplace of Catastrophe Preparedness and Emergency Administration (ODPEM), with the Ministry of Well being and Wellness advising that there isn’t any breach and it’s secure to renew. Due to this fact, there might be no coaching right now or tomorrow and never till approval has been given,” the letter additional said.

The shutdown of the JFF coaching camp was ordered shortly after the federal government gave the go-ahead for the resumption of sporting actions on a case by case foundation.

Grange mentioned the supply for the resumption of sporting actions has been included within the Catastrophe Threat Administration (Enforcement Measures) (No. 2) Order, 2021.

All sporting actions ceased shortly after Jamaica confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 10 final 12 months.

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