SAI revises SOPs for resumption of sporting actions


New Delhi, September 15

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday introduced up to date Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for resumption of sporting actions at its centres throughout the nation. The SAI mentioned that emphasis could be placed on them being adopted at National Camps at SAI’s numerous National Centres of  Excellence (NCOE) the place Olympic possible athletes are coaching.

SAI mentioned that the athletes, coaches and help workers “have to undergo RT-PCR test for COVID19, 96 hours before travelling to the centres and would be allowed to enter the centre on production of COVID-19 negative certificate”.

“If the athlete, coach or support staff is unable to undergo the test before travelling, due to unavoidable reason he/she shall be tested through an RT-PCR test immediately on arrival,” mentioned the SAI assertion. “The cost of all Covid 19 tests to be undertaken by athletes, coaches and support staff joining training, will be paid by SAI.” The people are to self isolate themselves 15 days previous to becoming a member of of coaching together with a declaration for it.

“Further, only athletes, coaches and support staff who are found negative for COVID-19 on re-testing through RT-PCR on sixth day of quarantine after reaching the camp, would be allowed to resume sports activity after a total quarantine period of seven days,” mentioned SAI. “However, these athletes mustn’t mingle with the athletes, coaches, help workers who’re already within the bio-bubble/safe coaching setting from earlier than, for an extra interval of seven extra days.

“For any athlete/coach/support staff who is found positive for COVID-19, the standard protocol as prescribed by the Government of India, State Government, SAI SOP, and the local bodies, would be followed. Further, all athletes, coaches and support staff joining the NCOE’s would have to adhere to the guidelines of the Government of India, State Government, SAI SOP and the guidelines of local bodies, with regard to COVID-19.”—IANS



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