BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - FOLLOWING a seven-month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association’s Premier League is set to resume this weekend.
According to the SKNFA, matches in the Premier League are scheduled to kick-off on Saturday (Sept. 26) amidst a number of protocols.
In a statement, the local football governing body unveiled a set of COVID-19 safety protocols for the return of the sport.
Chief among the new measures are temperature checks, mask-wearing, physical distancing and hand sanitising.
The body noted that all persons attending SKNFA League matches could expect to have their temperature checked and their contact information collected for contact tracing, if necessary; while mask-wearing would be a strict requirement for everyone in the stadium, with exceptions for players and match officials on the field.
The return of the League comes as no surprise since the SKNFA’s President, Anthony Johnson, and General Secretary Stanley Jacobs recently indicated that they were committed to restarting and completing the 2019/2020 season.
Jacobs, while commenting on the resumption, emphasised that adherence to the health protocols is critical to ensure that the SKNFA continues to maintain its approval status from the National COVID-19 Task Force.
However, the official fixture list for this weekend’s resumption has not yet been released by the SKNFA.