World Archery issues advice on COVID-19 for event organisers, athletes and member associations

10 March 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland
International events are continuing as planned with the implementation of preventative measures.

World Archery has issued an official advice document on the COVID-19 outbreak for event organisers, athletes and member associations.

It details the preventative measures and contigency planning that is being implemented at international competition – and is advised at tournaments of all levels – and statuses for all planned international events.

According to current advice from the World Health Organisation, competitions are going ahead as scheduled unless a directive to do otherwise is given by a relevant public health authority.

There are also links to sources of official information on the outbreak, details on postponement or cancellation policies, and practical advice for athletes and team managers.

Further information will be released as and when it becomes available.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said: “The welfare of athletes and officials is a priority for World Archery. According to current information from the World Health Organisation, our tournaments should continue to take place and the objective is to hold events on the international calendar as planned, unless directed by the relevant health authorities not to do so.”
 
“World Archery is in close communication with the organisers of its international events to facilitate the taking of practical preventative measures, like providing hand sanitiser to participants, and a range of contingency planning. We encourage the archery family to follow the official information and recommendations given by public health authorities and look out for one another to minimise any negative effects from the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Member associations