Skip to main content

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 49th staging of the CARIFTA Games will now be open to all.

Many unvaccinated people who would not have been able to attend the event will now be able to with restrictions under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) having been repealed last week.

The Games have not only made allowance for the unvaccinated to attend the event but have also increased the number of spectators who can be at the three-day event.

Mike Fennell, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), made the disclosure while speaking at a press briefing at the offices of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) on Wednesday.

 “Consequent to the abolition of the Disaster Risk Management Act, announced by the Prime Minister, the Local Organizing Committee for the 2022 CARIFTA Games has revised its policy in regards the requirements for participation and in particular vaccinations for Covid-19,” Fennell said.

“We are pleased to advise that no proof of vaccination for Covid-19 will be required from participants including athletes, coaches, and other support personnel, officials, representatives of the media, volunteers, and spectators.”

See the entire article at: Jamaican Observer