Contact tracing for international elite sport during COVID-19

Public health and social measures to control the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 advocated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), implemented by national authorities and followed by individuals, have helped decrease the incidence of cases and death from COVID-19. Scientists and policymakers have worked closely together to better understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus, assess risks associated with SARS-CoV-2, […]

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COVID-19 in professional rugby: A reflection of prevalence in the community.

The three-line summary The number of new weekly COVID-19 cases in professional rugby appears to be related to community COVID-19 cases. When community prevalence is increased, more professional rugby players are likely to have COVID-19. Reducing the interactions that professional rugby players and their households have with the wider community may be required during periods […]

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Pitch side emergency care & personal protective equipment: a framework for elite sport during the COVID-19 pandemic: Part 2 of 3

Rationale Rightful concern is raised when returning the player population to training and competition in the context of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection; given that the infection is still relatively novel, much of the emerging evidence is difficult to contextualise in our player Adverse cardiac and respiratory outcomes have been acknowledged in COVID-19 infection. The […]

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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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