Guidelines for Coaches, Trainers and Athletes During COVID 19

Guidelines for Coaches, Trainers, and Athletes During COVID 19

Despite Covid-19, there are occasional sports activities and competitions. Athletes who are temporarily unable to compete in sports due to the Cove-19 want to continue training somehow.

Guidelines for Coaches, Trainers, and Athletes During COVID 19

In this article, we will outline measures for coaches, athletes, and trainers to stay safe from COVID-19 in light of the recommendations of the Government of Pakistan and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Basic Precautions
All athletes, coaches, volunteers, and training center employees should take the following precautions:

Games that cannot be played with social distance should not be played at this time. This is because they increase the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (2 m) between players, coaches, and staff.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or clean your hands with an alcohol sanitizer before eating or after touching a surface.
When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow.
Clean sports equipment before and after use.
Do not share sports equipment. Don’t use someone else’s towel, clothes, uniform, etc.
Elderly people should avoid going to playgrounds and competitions.
Make sure there are only a limited number of people in the sports competitions.
Athletes, coaches and managers should be trained to monitor KVID-19 symptoms themselves and stay home when ill.
Note: The World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend wearing a mask during exercise. This is because sweat moisturizes the mask and makes it difficult to breathe. In addition, it can lead to the growth of germs.


Coronavirus prevention during sports competitions
Sports organizations, athletes and managers should follow these guidelines:

Arrange for thermal screening at the entrance and maintain a social distance. Ensure natural ventilation by opening windows and doors to increase air flow in indoor areas. However, holding sports in the open air should be the first priority.
Post information on entrances and exits.
Sanitizer, soap and water should be available at entrances and exits.
Avoid using the locker room.
Make sure the gym floor is cleaned regularly.
A designated staff member should oversee activities to ensure compliance with health guidelines.
You can see detailed SOPs for athletes, coaches, managers and sports officials from the Ministry of National Health through this link.

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