FIS has released its World Cup Risk Management Covid-19 Testing Protocol for upcoming events. The protocol is compiled by experts to enable best possible management of the risk with straightforward processes to avoid Covid-19 affecting the FIS World Cup events.
The obligations and responsibilities are clearly defined and shared between all participating stakeholders to facilitate all parties work with four months before the competition season to prepare effectively with the respective health authorities.
The FIS Protocol is an important tool for the national health authorities to see they are dealing with a Sport and Organisers who are responsible and capable through adopting clear protocols. Additionally the systems can be replicated at all levels of international and national competitions, meaning that the participating teams and the LOCs will be familiar with the processes involved.
The realisation of the FIS World Cup Risk Management Covid-19 Testing Protocol is thanks to the expertise of the FIS Medical Committee Covid-19 Project Group led by Chairman Hubert Hoerterer and Rasmus Damsgaard, who was appointed as FIS Covid-19 Expert for Testing and Hygiene.
Skidata will facilitate the event logistics, having undertaken this role during the current pandemic for several sports. The company has a proven track record for aiding in the return of sports adapting to the current circumstances. Its modular Event Management System is able to comply fully with the current requirements, as proven currently at other large sports events.
Support from FIS relating to Covid1-9 matters is at the disposal of the Local Organising Committees, as well as all other stakeholders and persons, through the Medical Committee Covid-19 Project Group and FIS Covid-19 Expert, Rasmus Damsgaard.
The winter edition of the FIS C-19 Prevention Organisers Guidelines including this World Cup Protocol, will be published in early September, This will contain the wider scope of related practical Covid-19 organisational matters, such as use of masks, distancing, facilities, logistics etc. which goes into the more general Covid-19 protocols for FIS Events.