Sports Commissioner Yeung Tak-keung on Wednesday said that players in the upcoming Hong Kong Sevens will be allowed to attend training during their quarantine period as long as they test negative for the coronavirus.
Speaking to reporters after attending an event, Yeung added that there are currently no plans to require spectators to get tested before entering the stadium.
"We are working with the Rugby Union to finalise the details and of course this will depend on the development of the pandemic situation," he said.
The commissioner pointed out that the authorities have devised a "bubble arrangement", or closed-loop system, for those competing in the November event, with all international players and officials required to undergo three days of mandatory hotel quarantine.
"During those three days, subject to negative test results, they can conduct training in the designated venues with special transport arrangements," he explained.
Spectators, meanwhile, will be bound by current Covid rules, including the mandatory use of the LeaveHomeSafe app, having their vaccination records checked and keeping their face masks on.
He also reiterated that spectators can only drink but not eat in the stands.
The Hong Kong Sevens is set to take place from November 4 to 6 at the Hong Kong Stadium after a three-year hiatus.