GBK Sports Complex Issues New Rules for Visitors



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe management of the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Senayan, Jakarta, has imposed new rules which limit the number of visitors.

    According to the management CEO Winarto, since visitors crowded the sports complex on Saturday-Sunday of the second week after it reopened on June 5, his side found difficulties to enforce the physical distancing order.

    To prevent the recurrence, especially in the main stadium, the management has issued a renewal of health protocols.

    “Since the transitional PSBB (large-scale social restriction), people who wish to enter GBK areas must pass the protocols. But, the moving number of visitors makes us stay vigilant, particularly on Saturday and Sunday. That’s what we concern,” said Winarto in a press conference in Jakarta, Thursday, June 18.

    Therefore, in every hour, the number of visitors will be limited to a maximum of 1,000 people, and the complex is only open for pedestrians.

    The operational hours are also adjusted to start from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m, and only two entrance gates will be opened, Gate 5 and Gate 10.

    Four-wheeled vehicles will be directed to park in the East Parking Areas or South Parking Areas, while two-wheeled vehicles in the courtyard of Istora Senayan and Aquatic Stadium. The exit gate for all vehicles will be in Gate 8.

    Moreover, people aged under 12 years old and pregnant women are not permitted to enter the GBK sports complex. “With these new regulations, we hope people can do their activities in GBK. We have never thought of closing it again, but we will do so if necessary,” Winarto said.

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