When can professional sport recommence safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? Risk Assessment and factors to consider

By Sean Carmody1,2, Andrew Murray1,3,4, Mariya Borodina5, Vincent Gouttebarge6,7, Andrew Massey8 The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will have, profound effects on every person on earth. Measures advocated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and put in place by National Governments, businesses and individuals will save millions of lives, but current movement restrictions (i.e., various […]

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Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home.

By Simone Tomaz @sim_tomaz, Samantha Fawkner @s_fawkner, Ailsa Niven @AilsaNiven, Steven Hanson @SteveFloatBoat, Chloë Williamson @Chlobobs_, Paul Kelly @narrowboat_paul and Coral L Hanson @HansonCoral The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and for many parents of children under-5, life at home may be upside down, giving new meaning to the word ‘chaos’. Without childcare and facilities for under-5s, […]

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Anxiety and insomnia in athletes during the COVID era: Part 1 – Foundation and Facts

  By Drs Carla Edwards @Edwards10Carla and Meeta Singh @athletesleepmd1  Anxiety and Insomnia, respectively, are the most prevalent psychiatric and sleep disorders experienced by the general public, and anxiety and insomnia symptoms are highly prevalent among elite athletes. While each may exist without the other, they are often common partners. Additionally, they serve as risk […]

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Mental health in Athletes and COVID-19 – Phil and Georgia Hopley discuss. Episode#425

   BJSM Friday Podcast #425 In this week’s podcast, Dr Phil Hopley explains to Dr Will Wynter Bee the impact of the COVID crisis on athletes’ mental health as well as discussing his role in setting up mental health services for the European tour. He also provides insights into how, clinically, he assesses and manages mental […]

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The resurgence of sport in the wake of COVID-19: cardiac considerations in competitive athletes

  By Aaron L. Baggish, MD, Jonathan A. Drezner, MD, Jonathan H. Kim, MD, MSc, Matthew W. Martinez, MD, Jordan M. Prutkin, MD, MHS The SARS-Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) pandemic brought the global world of sports to a staggering halt. In unprecedented fashion and with few exceptions, professional leagues, mass participation endurance events, and youth sport around […]

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COVID-19 and combat sports: to fight or not to fight?

By Nitin K Sethi, MD @neurorounds Professional boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) are popular sports with a worldwide fanbase. COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is the infectious respiratory disease caused by SARS-COV 2 virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2). On March 11th, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic considering the […]

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Can I trust the messenger and their advice? The Aspetar COVID-19 Evidence for Athletes Service

  By Paul Dijkstra @DrPaulDijkstra, Sofie Nelis @NelisSofie, Faten Smiley, Ivan Stankovic @StankovicID, Marco Cardinale @Marco_Cardinale, Mike Clarke @EvidenceAid Why this service? The evidence dilemma in a time of crisis The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting athletes’ lives due to lock down and physical distancing, self-isolation and quarantine—all measures to curb the spread of this disease. […]

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Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active.

By Samantha Fawkner 1 (corresponding author) @s_fawkner, Ailsa Niven 1 @AilsaNiven, Steven Hanson 2 @SteveFloatBoat, Chloë Williamson 1 @Chlobobs_, and Coral L Hanson 3 @HansonCoral,  Covid-19 presents many challenges and anxieties. For parents and carers of school-aged children (young people), daily lives are barely recognisable.  We are attempting to juggle work, life and schooling from home, […]

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For the ‘at-risk’ or vulnerable COVID-19 group: staying or becoming active during social distancing 

  By Lis Neubeck @lisneubeck, Sheona McHale @SheonaMchale, Chloe Williamson @Chlobobs_, Paul Kelly @narrowboat_paul, Alice Pearsons @AlicePearsons, Steven Hanson @SteveFloatBoat and Coral L Hanson @HansonCoral During COVID-19, the World Health Organisation has defined vulnerable groups as those aged over 60 years (regardless of health condition), and those with underlying health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer. […]

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