Pitch side emergency care & personal protective equipment: a framework for elite sport during the COVID-19 pandemic: Part 1 of 3

Applies to: The FA ATMMiF, The RFL IMMOFP, The FA ITMMiF, Sports Promote, WRU ICIR and The RFU PHICIS Authors: Lisa Hodgson, Gemma Phillips, Jonathan Gordon, Jonathan Hanson, John MacLean, Prabhat Mathema, Andrew Smith, Mark Woolcock, Charlotte Cowie, Simon Kemp, Michael Patterson, Jo Larkin, Jerry Hill, Mike Rossiter, Niall Elliott, Pippa Bennett, Jonathan Power, Ari […]

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Team sport in a COVID-19 world – a catastrophe-in-waiting, or a disguised opportunity to evolve and contribute further to population health?

  By Steffan A Griffin, Amy E Mendham, Peter Krustrup, Andrew Murray, Nick Peirce, Joanne Larkin, Rod Jaques, Charlotte Cowie, Keith A Stokes, Simon PT Kemp Team sport has been widely hailed as a potential morale-booster for the wider society in the current COVID-19 climate (in both a spectating and participating capacity). However, team sport […]

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Should people wear a face mask during exercise: What should clinicians advise?

Many community-based measures to control the spread of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) are implemented, including social distancing, hand hygiene and wearing non-medical face masks in public areas. This recommendation is based on the concept of ‘source control’ to prevent droplets produced by the person wearing the mask from spreading to other people or onto […]

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Anxiety and Insomnia in Athletes during the era of COVID 19: Part 2– solutions and suggestions

By Dr. Meeta Singh, MD @athletesleepmd1 and Dr. Carla Edwards, MD @Edwards10Carla The enforced societal restrictions over the past three months have left athletes feeling negative, unmotivated, emotionally detached from sport and feel as though they have lost direction—all of which impacts their overall mental health. We both witnessed how athletes’ psychological experiences evolved during […]

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Working with Government to plan a ‘return-to-sport’ during the COVID-19 pandemic: The United Kingdom’s collaborative 5-Stage model

By Simon Kemp, Charlotte Cowie, Mark Gillet, Richard Higgins, Jerry Hill, Zafar Iqbal, Paul Jackson, Rod Jaques, Jo Larkin, Gemma Phillips, Nick Peirce, James Calder The SARS-CoV-2 virus (that causes COVID-19) first infected humans in December 2019. With 118,000 cases and 4000 deaths globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global pandemic on March […]

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Cardiac considerations for return to play in professional footballers: The Somauroo Model

By Sarah Lindsay, Andy Massey, Robert Cooper, Sean Carmody, John Somauroo Six months on from the first proposed case of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and our world has been transformed.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has categorised COVID-19 as a pandemic that is expected to pose a profound challenge on all aspects of […]

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Missing in action: “Where is my Mojo?”

By Dr. Eleanor Quested (corresponding author) @el.quested, Elizabeth Murdoch (@liz_murds), Dr. Nikki Stamp (@drnikkistamp), Dr. Robin Lines (@DrRobinLines), Prof. Nikos Ntoumanis (@NikosNtoumanis) and Prof. Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani (@ecthogersen) Tips to find motivation to be active during the pandemic, and beyond…. COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down, and changed our physical activity habits too. For some, […]

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