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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Al Forsan International Sports Resort has reopened after a two-month closure in line with the government’s preventive measures and directives to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes after Al Forsan International Sports Resort received the required permits and approvals from governmental authorities and met all the requirements for social distancing and disinfection operations, according to a statement the Resort issued on Wednesday.
The first phase of activities includes horseback riding in open areas only, karting and clay shooting. This will be in parallel with strict preventive measures, enabling visitors to enjoy their sports activities safely.
In line with social distancing measures, maximum occupancy for each equestrian arena will be three riders and one training coach. The Equestrian Academy is currently operating on an area of 875 square meter spread over three fields bringing the total number of riders to nine.
With regards to karting, eight to ten racers are allowed per round while three shooters at a time will be present at the clay shooting range.
Prior to opening, Al Forsan International Sports Resort conducted a wide disinfection operation drive for all its facilities in partnership with Tawazun Strategic Development Fund. The drive used the latest sanitizing methodologies including an unmanned self-operating Robot (CoDi BOT UGV), designed and manufactured by the fund’s affiliate company, Marakeb Technologies.
Artificial Intelligence in its most innovative aspects has been used in the disinfection operations in a move to sustainably consolidate the Al Forsan International Sports Resort’s status as a safe leisure and sports destination.
The disinfection operation covered the resort’s various premises, including sports activities in open and closed areas, offices, staff areas, equipment stores and warehouses. All returning members of staff have undergone medical checkups to ensure their safety and that of the resort’s visitors.
Al Forsan has implemented strict measures whereby all sports equipment, machines and weapons will be thoroughly disinfected before and after usage, with full commitment to social distancing, among visitors and staff members.
The resort has also outlined a set of preventive measures and health precautions that would be in effect in all sport areas, to ensure a safe environment for its guests and allow them to enjoy their time in a safe and secure environment.
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