From October 10, for an indefinite period of time, all youth competitions organized by LFF and the training process of the respective participants take place without the presence of spectators. Also, taking into account the current situation with the spread of Covid-19, LFF has decided to ban the presence of spectators in amateur competitions, including Latvian 1st, 2nd and 3rd league tournaments, for an indefinite period from October 10.
According to the changes in the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers, in the regions especially affected by the Covid-19 outbreak – in Aizpute region, Daugavpils city, Daugavpils, Dundaga, Kuldiga, Olaine, Talsi and Krāslava districts from October 10 to November 6 also the relevant training process. Championship participants representing the respective territories can organize games on neutral pitches or away.
Taking into account the ban on organizing games for young people and amateurs in the mentioned regions, for safety reasons, the LFF has determined that from October 10 to the end of the season, the Premier League championship games will take place in Daugavpils without the presence of spectators. Due to changes in the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers, in the Premier League competitions the maximum number of spectators is set in the amount of no more than 30% of the fixed number of personalized seats in the stadium and not more than in the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers – 1000. Spectator parking is prohibited.
Taking into account the above-mentioned restrictions, the sanitary protocol of the competitions organized by LFF will be supplemented accordingly. LFF emphasizes that, by their nature, both the LFF sanitary protocol and the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers are binding on any activities related to organized football, regardless of the LFF’s involvement in the organizational issues of the respective event. “We are all responsible for complying with national restrictions, both individually and as members of a particular segment. LFF as an organization, as well as clubs, players, coaches and parents of children, are accountable to the rest of society to help with their current situation. We thank the Ministry of Education and Science for its quick response to the decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers, which also allowed us to quickly prepare for the new conditions, including adjusting the ticket offer for the upcoming Latvian National and U-21 national team games on October 13. We also consider it necessary to subordinate the decisions of the LFF, including the further organization of amateur competitions without the presence of spectators, in order to minimize the potential future risks.We appreciate that football continues to delight us and is in our daily lives in these uncertain times, and we realize that everyone we are responsible for the further development of the situation, “says LFF General Secretary Edgars Pukinsks.
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Latvian Football Federation