At this moment, considering the fourth wave of coronavirus that is affecting Italy, “it will not be possible” to increase the capacities of both outdoor and indoor sports facilities, because we move following “a perspective of prudence”. This was clarified by the undersecretary to the presidency of the Council with responsibility for sport, Valentina Vezzali, who nevertheless retains a hope of increasing the percentage at Pala Alpitour for the Nitto Atp Finals of tennis.
“The restart of sport has also passed through interventions during these two years of pandemic that the state has made directly, with over two and a half billion resources allocated to sport, from support to sports collaborators to that of many asd (amateur sports associations) », began Vezzali, who spoke at ‘The plans for the restart’, the RCS Academy event dedicated to Italian sport with the collaboration of the Sport editorial staff of Corriere della Sera.
«As far as the issue of capacity is concerned, it is very important, it means making people return to live the emotions of sport live. Obviously, everything is linked to the epidemiological condition and vaccinations: I believe that the caution that the government has always followed in recent years is important. In April we started by securing the possibility of playing the four European matches in Rome, we started with a reasoned risk of 25% of the audience at the Olympic Stadium. From that 25 per cent we then passed in July to 50 per cent outdoor systems and 35 per cent for indoor ones “.
“In September, given the improving epidemiological situation seen with the decrease in cases and the good trend of vaccinations, discussed with General Figliuolo, we went to 75 percent capacity for the public outdoors and 60 percent indoors . The theme of a possible increase at this time, considering the growing trend that will see cases increase exponentially, perhaps it will not be possible, also for reasons of caution and to make it clear that we cannot speak of a global opening and a free everyone ‘because Covid-19 has been eradicated and will no longer be there. There is therefore a perspective of prudence ».
“I will have a hearing with the CTS regarding the ATP Finals, which started in Turin: I submitted a request in which I asked to be able to allow an audience capacity of 75/80 percent and on December 5 the CTS he had expressed his favorable position on this percentage, reserving however the right to reassess it the following week, in view of the data of the infections », added Vezzali.
“In light of this, on Friday the CTS expressed itself negatively and therefore the audience capacity will remain at 60 percent: this however did not allow the organizers to be able to move in time and therefore some critical issues were created for the people who came to Turin to see the ATP Finals ».
The undersecretary therefore confides that “she can ask for a minimum percentage of more than 60 percent to allow people who are in Turin to have access, always in compliance with the anti-Covid protocols which are very strict”.
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