The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented a significant challenge to this country. Everyone`s actions, including those of elite athletes and sporting bodies, have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities.
As the UK moves to the next phase in our fight against coronavirus, the most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.
Therefore it has been agreed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Public Health England (PHE), the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and UK Sport, working with major sports governing bodies, that a coordinated resumption of elite sporting training and competition will be necessary ahead of any return to competitive sport itself.
This is to minimise the risk to the elite sports community, fans, friends and family who support them. This is also to minimise the pressure elite sport places on the wider community and healthcare workers during any resumption of training.
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|Subjects:||virus infection organizing training Great Britain health prevention sports facility athlete|
|Notations:||management and organisation of sport organisations and events|
|Editors:||Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport|
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
|Document types:||electronical publication