USE OF FACE MASKS
- Face masks must be worn in communal areas at all times.
- Athletes and staff working in common areas must wear their face mask over their nose and mouth at all times.
– Social distancing of at least 2 metres must be respected continuously and there should be no physical contact even when greeting others.
- All participants (athletes, technical officials etc) are required to take their temperature before leaving their home/accommodation and again on return at the end of the event.
- In the event of someone having any symptoms, that person must not attend the event nor participate in any way, and the organisation must be made known.
- The use of contactless thermometers is preferable (for example, digital infrared thermometers). Contactless thermometers do not require the use of gloves nor disinfection between usage, however, washing hands is always necessary.
- Athletes and personnel of the organisation are requested to check their temperature before going to the event area.
- Those that will be using a uniform or work clothes must wash and disinfect their clothes at regular intervals – a temperature of over 60º C (between 60 and 90º C) on the long wash cycle is recommended.
SHARING OF EQUIPMENT AND CLEANING
- The sharing of equipment, material, accessories or any other such items is prohibited. If any objects have to be handled or touched, this item must be cleaned before and after use.
- Objects susceptible to shared usage (tables, chairs etc) must be disinfected before and after use.
TELEMATIC MANAGEMENT OF THE EVENT
- All the event administration and management (registration, regulations, timetables, rules, results and classifications) will be processed and communicated to the athletes by telematic means whenever possible.
– Enclosed spaces will be cleaned daily if used, with special attention to high-risk areas, keeping adequate ventilation in closed spaces.
- There will be informative posters about Covid-19 sanitary measures in areas with greater people flow.
- Compliance of all measures in the Safety Plan will be ensured, along with any other protocol in place, particularly those in relation to the Covid-19 crisis.
LIMITATION OF CONTACTS
This general principle employs a strategy based on a blocked-off area system, spaces and the flow of people will be directed by the organisation in order to limit contact between groups in the event/competition area as much as possible.
With this principle as a starting point, the system will be supported by the daily practise of the following guidelines:
- Generally, a distance of at least 1.5 metres between people must be maintained during interactions between people in all areas of the event.
- The event will take place outdoors in the open air and enclosed spaces will be reduced to a minimum and should always be sufficiently ventilated.
- There will be a plan specifically designed for the event timetables, regulating the entrance and exits of the competition zones.
- The presence of the athletes at the event will be limited to the time they will compete only.
- The event can only be followed via the internet. The presence of the public at the event is strictly forbidden.
- The organisation team and staff, in exceptional circumstances, will be able to access restricted areas other than the usual entrance and exit, for justified reasons on behalf of the directors or for safety coordination. Preventative hygiene measures will always be fulfilled and under no circumstances will any member of staff be in such areas if they have any symptoms which correlate to those of Covid-19.
PERSONAL PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted mainly via respiratory secretions; by direct contact with droplets or aerosols (which can travel up to 2 metres in the air and can also contaminate the hands of the infected and any object they touch) followed by contact with the mucous membrane in mouth, nose or eyes. Therefore, as well as the aforementioned safe, social distancing measures and limitation of contacts, the main personal prevention measures to take during the event to avoid infection of this and other respiratory viruses are:
Wash your hands meticulously and as often as possible with water and soap for 40 seconds, or with hand sanitiser gel for 20 seconds. This should be done with yet more frequency in the case of the staff and the organisation and should be established as a regular habit for the athletes. Hands should be washed and emphasis on personal hygiene measures should be respected especially at these times:
- On arriving at the event area.
- Directly after sneezing and blowing your nose.
- When changing area or zone.
- Before and after eating.
- After visiting the bathroom.