The Executive Board of World Triathlon met via videoconference to review the preparations for the second half of the year and the next season, and to give the green light to World Triathlon COVID-19 prevention guidelines for Event Organizers document which includes amongst others guidelines for maintaining social distancing and measures necessary to guarantee the health and safety of all participants.
Although they have not released an update on the second half of the season, www.islandstats.com can confirm that talks have begun for Bermuda to host an event in October.
Officials have indicated that they have no comment on the possibility of Bermuda hosting an event this year, but have stated they have nothing to report just yet.
“During this time of the pandemic impacting the whole world, our team has been very productive. Amongst other things they are focusing on the provision of events for athletes in the future so that they can return to competition when it is safe and fair to do so, and also significantly improving communication with all our stakeholders (National Federations, Committees, athletes, coaches, officials) to not only ascertain their current situations, but also to consider the effect decisions and actions taken by the organization, will have on all of them”, explained World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado.
With the intention to resume activities as soon as it is feasible, the Board was updated on the current status of the World Triathlon and Continental Confederations races planned for the next months. The Board was apprised of conversations currently taking place with event organisers and National Federations in relation to a mini-season in the latter part of the year, if conditions are favorable.
The Board approved the comprehensive and exhaustive World Triathlon COVID-19 prevention guidelines document. These Guidelines are to help event organisers cope efficiently and effectively with COVID-19 “new normality”. The recommendations have been prepared by the sport department with feedback from the Technical, Medical, Athletes and Coaches committee, as well as the recommendations for social gatherings from the World Health Organization.
Amongst others, the recommendations include the monitoring, at events, of participants’ health, and the daily taking of body temperature. The use of masks and gloves is also recommended in all non-competition activities