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Lifting of Restrictions on Sports and Recreational Activities

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that His Excellency the President, acting in accordance with regulation 30G of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, has authorised the lifting of restrictions in relation to the following sports and recreational activities —

(a)  practice and training; (b)  social games;

(c)   competitive sports; and

(d)  recreational sports.


All sports and recreational facilities may host sports and recreational activities daily where there shall not be more than —

(a)  50 participants at any given time; and

(b)   50 officials.


A sports and recreational host may operate where he or she has satisfied the Director of Health Services, or any person authorised by the Director of Health Services that he or she is able to comply with the directions for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 issued by the Director of Health Services as published in the Government Gazette, that —

(a)  all persons in attendance of a sports and recreational activity and facility shall —

(i)   be provided by the host with clean water and soap to wash their hands or with hand sanitizer throughout the duration of the activity,

(ii)  wear a cloth face mask or homemade item that covers the nose and mouth or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth, where  the person is not a participant of the activity, and

(iii) observe the social distancing requirements of being at least 2 metres apart from each other; (b)  a person shall not travel across COVID zones for purpose of a sport or recreational activity;

(c)   alcohol shall not be sold or consumed at the facilities during a sport or recreational activity; (d)  water bottles and hydration containers shall not be shared by participants;

(e)   daily disinfection of facilities and equipment shall take place where sports and recreational activities are carried out, under the supervision of the Director of Health Services;

(f)   a sports and recreation host shall facilitate a minimum of a 30 minute break every 2 hours during a sport or recreational activity which is held indoors to allow for ventilation of the facilities;

(g)   a sports and recreational host shall appoint a SHE officer for every activity;

(h)  an adult shall supervise all junior sports and recreational activities;

(i)   sports and recreational facilities shall be closed, upon direction of the Director of Health Services, where there is a reasonable suspicion that a person who has accessed the premises has come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 has had access to the premises;

(j)   the checking of body temperature of all persons in attendance of a sports and recreational facility is carried out by the host, and where the person’s body temperature is 37.4 degrees celsius and above, such person shall  not  be  allowed  to  access  the  facilities,  and  the  person  shall  be  referred  to  the  Director  of  Health Services;

(k)   a sports and recreation host shall, maintain a register containing the personal details and contact details of all persons accessing the facilities; and

(l)   the register referred to in paragraph (k) shall be open for inspection by the Director of Health Services for the purposes of contact tracing, and shall be open for inspection by any law enforcement officer for the investigation of an offence under the Regulations.


DATED this 16th day of September, 2020.

Director of Health Services.


Vacancy – Secretary General

Football is Botswana’s most popular sport by far: the game of the people. This is a position that will put you in the spotlight and challenge you, like no other. Botswana Football Association (BFA) is the supreme authority on matters of football in the country, and controls all aspects of the game. It is affiliated to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Confederation of African Football (CAF), and Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA).

The BFA seeks to recruit a Secretary General, who will lead and manage the operations of the Association, and drive mission to promote and develop the game of football across the country.

You will report to the President of the BFA as well as being responsible to the Executive Committee. Responsibilities will include: directing the BFA to deliver its commercial objectives including consolidating and growing existing revenue streams (especially broadcast and sponsorship) as well as identifying and exploiting new income steams; attending Exco meetings and providing a detailed overview on the operations and performance of the BFA; building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders; developing and implementing strategies aimed at promoting and developing football in the country; developing and leading structures to help secure the success of national teams at all levels; ensuring sound financial management and cost control; leading the communication & PR strategy; leading major projects at national and international level; and serving on committees and football bodies as appropriate across the country and, where required, within the confederation and worldwide.

A Botswana citizen you will need a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce or related field, and have proven experience of succeeding in a high profile, complex, multi-stakeholder organisation. Proven success in football administration, business development, and revenue generation will be advantageous.

To progress your interest please visit where you can download a more detailed advert for the position. To register your application, enclose your curriculum vitae. Closing date for applications is Friday, 12 February 2021.

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