Hockey with spectators could help to organize future events: deputy

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The decision of the Saeima to instruct the government to let fans enter the world championship would in future help to organize other cultural and sports events, Krišjānis Feldmans, Chair of the Saeima faction of the New Conservative Party (JKP), told Latvian Radio May 21.

On Thursday, 24 hours before the first hockey tournament begins, the Saeima instructed the government to adopt the relevant regulations after narrowly backing a proposal from the New Conservative Party to allow those who have completed a course of vaccination or who have recovered from actual Covid-19 infection to attend the indoor games in person.

The Covid-19 pandemic could last for an unknown time, and adequate rules should therefore be established to allow different cultural and sporting events to be organized on site. Adjusting the limits is an important step in changing the risk management approach, Feldmans said.

The Saeima's task for the government is to develop hypothetical rules so that some of the spectators can watch the world's hockey championships in person. He explained that such a step was needed to make sure that it was possible to organize events of this scale safely.

Feldmans also said that this would help to further develop rules for the organization of various other cultural and sporting events.


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