Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa has confirmed that professional athletes who participate in contact and non-contact sport can start training from 1 June.

The process of training for contact and non-contact Sport will resume under level 3. All sporting arts, culture or religious events are prohibited except religious gatherings and professional non-contact sporting events for the purpose of preparation of major sporting events.

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Sport bodies must within 14 days after the publication of these directions, inform the Minister in writing as to the date of resumption and further provide an operational guideline including a guarantee in the form of affidavits related to the testing of all officials