Athletes can return to training immediately after government approval

  • Athletes must undergo ‘1:1 check-in’ with medical expert
  • No punishment if competitor decides it is not safe to return

The government has given its approval for professional sportsmen and women to resume training with immediate effect – but also promised athletes they will not be punished if they do not feel it is safe to come back yet.

Under the new guidelines all elite athletes who are keen to return will have to undergo “a 1:1 check-in” with a medical expert – where the risks of Covid-19 are set out and their health checked – before going back to their clubs or high-performance centres.

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