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COVID-19 Brunei: Squash joins other sports in 3rd phase of de-escalation plan (2020)


The National Squash Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS

BY Fadhil Yunus

Squash became one of the latest sports to make a return in the recreational scene following the announcement of updated guidelines for indoor sports facilities as part of the third phase of the de-escalation plan.

The National Squash Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex is accepting bookings on an hourly basis starting from 9am with the last booking slot being set at 8pm.

Read more: COVID-19 Brunei: Squash joins other sports in 3rd phase of de-escalation plan (2020)

COVID-19 Brunei: Swimming pools reopen doors (2020)


Swimming enthusiasts waiting for the swimming pool centre to reopen. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI


BY Fadhil Yunus

Swimming pool centres finally opened its doors to the public and enthusiasts on Tuesday following the recent announcement of the third phase of the de-escalation plan.

Based on the recent phase, new activities commencing at Level 1 will include swimming pools, cinemas and mass gatherings.

Read more: COVID-19 Brunei: Swimming pools reopen doors (2020)

COVID-19 Brunei: Bowling centres welcome de-escalation plan second phase (2020)


A patron at one of the bowling centres in the country. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS


BY Fadhil Yunus

Bowling alleys operators in the country welcomed the authorities’ move to implement updated guidelines as the second phase of the de-escalation plan specifically for bowling centres took effect as of Monday.

Under the second phase, two bowlers can now play in a single lane at one time as opposed to one bowler per lane rule announced during the earlier stage of the de-escalation plan.

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COVID-19 Brunei: Facilities operating at 90pc capacity, team sports still limited (2020)

BY Fadhil Yunus

The third phase of the de-escalation plan took effect on Monday with updated guidelines and conditions for gyms and fitness centres, indoor and outdoor sports facilities and golf courses.

Outdoor and indoor sports facilities as well as gym and fitness centres are allowed to operate with a 90 per cent capacity at one time subject to space of the facility or complex.

Read more: COVID-19 Brunei: Facilities operating at 90pc capacity, team sports still limited (2020)

New regulations for pencak silat (2020)


Brunei Darussalam Pencak Silat Federation (PERSIB) Vice President Pengiran Haji Abdul Karim bin Pengiran Haji Metassan speaks during the meeting. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS


BY Fadhil Yunus

Pencak silat will witness an overhaul with certain revisions in regulations to be implemented following a series of meetings involving a senior official from the Brunei Darussalam Pencak Silat Federation (PERSIB) in Jakarta, Indonesia earlier this year.

Read more: New regulations for pencak silat (2020)


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