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Anger Growing Within JFA On Outdoor Sport Ban

The CEO of the Jersey FA has blasted the government for refusing to allow outdoor sports of ten people or more to resume for at least another three weeks - accusing it of putting the economy over health and wellbeing.

It's still not allowed despite being classed as a low-risk activity.

Channel 103 asked the Chief Minister at last night's media briefing why outdoor sport couldn't resume now.

"Where it's groups, and even though it's outside, it's probably quite a lot of activity and probably quite a lot of breathing and droplets and things like that.

"I think that is why the medical advice from that perspective is, unfortunately, to postpone that at this stage.

"We want to see what the assessment is in three weeks' time.

"Myself and Richard (Renouf) have to do a letter back to the sports representations because we've had some correspondence come through very recently."

That didn't please JFA CEO David Kennedy, who tweeted:

The next opportunity for outdoor sports of more than ten people is 24 February, and that is dependant on the go-ahead from government.

Health Minister Deputy Richard Renouf says allowing it to return in three weeks will be considered.

"Of course, we can't open up every sector at once.

"We have to stage the reconnection, but we are receiving representations from sporting bodies, and all of those are being considered and will be considered by STAC experts also."

The President of the JFA also reacted angrily on social media:

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