Also present at the Press Conference were the Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Deputy Chairman of PSSI, President Director of PT Liga Indonesia Baru, and Director of Operations for PSSI. Just like the implementation of Liga 1, the League 2 Competition will also be carried out with strict health protocols (Prokes).
Mandatory requirements for all players, referees, officials, and all parties involved in the match must have received 2 doses of vaccine and have registered with the NAR and PeduliLindung application. The procedure stipulated is that they must carry out a PCR test before leaving for the city where the match is located, then another test is carried out when arriving at the match venue hotel, and before each match. The implementation of the 3M Prokes will also be carried out in every competition area (including hotels).
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The making of an Integrity Pact between players, clubs, and match organizers is also carried out so that all parties are disciplined in implementing Prokes. In addition, in the organization of Liga 2 this time, the match is held without spectators as has been applied in Liga 1. Meanwhile, in the stadium area when the match is regulated, a maximum of 299 people are allowed, which is divided into 4 zoning, namely Zone 1 is the field area. and the edge of HM.4.6/303/SET.M.EKON.3/09/2021 the field is 114 people, Zone 2 is the changing room area with 7 people, Zone 3 is the stands area which is 115 people, and Zone 4 is the area in outside the stadium totaling 63 people.
This will facilitate the practice of physical distancing and prevent overcrowding. “Football is for achievement, especially since we will host the U-20 World Cup in 2023. The competition is important to hone achievements. Even though in terms of economic recovery, it is still not visible, because everything is held without spectators,” explained the Coordinating Minister. Airlangga.
Coordinating Minister Airlangga also said that the Prokes carried out by PSSI can be an example for organizing other sports competitions. With matches broadcast on television or live streaming, it can be entertainment for people who are at home during this pandemic. Menpora Zainudin Amali said that his party would carry out the directives of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy to always carry out the best possible health procedures in every sporting event in Indonesia.
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“In pre-season competitions, Menpora Cup, League 1 and 2, our commitment is to maintain Prokes, because we must have the same responsibility in the success of the Government’s efforts to deal with Covid-19. sports,” said Zainudin.
PSSI has also formed a Covid-19 Task Force consisting of experts in the field of medicine and handling Covid-19 who will serve in the League 1 and League 2 Competitions. LIB Prokes Compliance Officers in the operational implementation of Prokes in competitions, starting from medical equipment and facilities, Swab/PCR Test and Tracking, Tracing, and Treatment (3T).