ANNUAL triathlon event – Rainbow Cup Tobago – has been postponed from its original June 12 date and will now be held on November 6.
The event was unable to swim, cycle and run off at its traditional location on Turtle Beach last year owing to the pandemic.
Additionally, a recent spike in local covid19 cases forced the Ministry of Health to implement new restrictions regarding public gatherings and outdoor sports.
On April 1, health minister Terrence Deyalsingh clamped down on recreational team sports, owing to the rising cases of the covid19.
Deyalsingh said the “freedom we had to participate in recreational sports, both indoors and outdoors, unfortunately we (will) have to roll back.”
Less than one month before Deyalsingh’s announcement, Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe announced the resumption of outdoor sporting activity, effective February 22, but those activities must cater for 22 people or less.