CO2 meters will eventually become mandatory in all locker rooms during matches and sports training. This is what Voetbal Vlaanderen, the Flemish wing of the Belgian Football Union (URBSFA), confirmed on Monday.
The federation announced Monday, in a press release, a series of clarifications in relation to the corona measures in force from September 1 (2021). These indicate that CO2 sensors are becoming mandatory in locker rooms. “According to the federal ministerial decree, the installation of a CO2 meter is mandatory in all common areas where several people meet without a mouth mask for a period of more than 15 minutes.“, can we read in the press release.”For sports facilities, only sports areas and changing rooms fall under this provision. These CO2 meters must be installed in a place visible to the visitor (but not next to windows or open doors and not next to the ventilation outlet) in sports areas and in changing rooms (so not in halls). corridors, toilets, …). There is a transitional period for the monitoring of this measure until November 1.“
In addition, the federation recalls that the sport of a mask in outdoor and indoor sports facilities is no longer compulsory for people over 13 years old, unless the local administration has installed clear signs indicating the obligation to wear a mask. It is only when, during a meeting or a sporting event, the authorized public gauge is exceeded and the Covid Safe Ticket is not used that the mask becomes compulsory. The mask can then be temporarily removed when spectators are sitting, eating or drinking. Coaches should not wear the mask, as should children under the age of 13.