Rainforest management messaged me as follows today:
Kindly take note that the Rainforest Sports Hub mgmt has decided to suspend their slots bookings from Friday 27th March 2020 onwards till further notice.
I received the following information from the management at Premier Pitch @ Grandstand:
… we have to follow the government ruling.
All people have to do temperature checking when entering the Premier Pitch boundary.
Fill up personal data for purposes of tracing and other response measures during the outbreak of COVID-19 by scanning the QR code.
There are also hand sanitizer provide outside the office.
The following was also forwarded to me yesterday:
Stranger Soccer is operating under similar lines. They sent out an e-mail today stating as follows:
Update (Thursday March 26, 2020)
Following guidelines issued by Singapore authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday March 26 at 11:59pm, Stranger Soccer will be pausing several game categories, as follows:
• All 11-a-side games, including team friendlies & 'Social 11' games • All Futsal games with >10 participants • All "Junior" games Starting Friday March 27, we are pleased to let you know there will be special games available in compliance with rules set forth by the authorities, at selected venues. Participation will be strictly limited to 10 or fewer players (4 v 4 or 5 v 5) with no exceptions, and participants must also ensure they: • Cooperate with measures imposed by the sports venue, including sign ins & temperature checks • Continue to adhere to previously communicated guidelines on hand washing, avoiding handshakes, & any other MOH guidelines • Partake in social distancing: sitting apart while on sidelines, and adhering to game rules of avoiding contact & crowding on the pitch • Register individually, updating their profile with an accurate name & and picture, so we can best identify & communicate as required
Currently, these are the pitches I have available from tomorrow until 30 April 2020:
Saturdays, 5 to 7 pm, Grandstand, 5-a-side covered pitch.
Saturdays, 5 to 6 pm, Khalsa, 7-a-side pitch, but limited to 5-a-side.
Mondays, 10 to 11 pm, Khalsa, 7-a-side pitch, but limited to 5-a-side.
Tuesdays, 9 to 10 pm, Grandstand, 5-a-side covered pitch.
Wednesdays, 9 to 10 pm, Khalsa, 7-a-side pitch, but limited to 5-a-side.
Fridays, 9 to 10 pm, Khalsa, 7-a-side pitch, but limited to 5-a-side.
I will schedule games as above until further developments. If games fill up quickly, with a lot of players on waitlist, I may try to get one or more additional slots. On the other hand, if games do not fill up, I am more inclined to cancel than to ask around. I may ask around to fill one or two places at most. I do not want to be asking players to play at a time like this, when players have to make their own choices.
I received the following messages from the Premier Pitch managers this afternoon:
For Khalsa: "We have just been informed by SportsSg that we need to close until end April. They said it's our decision but we don't really have a choice cuz we cannot ensure players will keep 1m away while playing."
For Grandstand: "So sorry... as for now, we have to cancel all bookings till further notice. I've cancelled all your ... booking till end April. Will update you till further notice."
All games cancelled until 30 April 2020 or further notice.