In addition to this mandatory test, DGS considers “it is strongly recommended that clubs and federations promote laboratory tests for SARS-CoV2 to sports practitioners” taking into account other factors.
The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) determined this Thursday that it is mandatory to carry out a test on the covid-19 before returning to sports activities for the training levels, recommending “strongly” new skirmishes during the competition.
According to the update of the norm on sport and sports competitions, made on Wednesday and released this Thursday, all measures to prevent the disease caused by the new coronavirus are maintained, specifying, again, the modalities of low , medium and high risk, but also the indications about testing.
“For the resumption of sports activities, it is mandatory to present a negative result in a laboratory test for SARS-CoV-2, carried out in accordance with DGS Standard 019/2020 [PCR ou antigénio] up to 72 hours before the beginning of the activities, by all practitioners of training levels in medium and high risk sports “, the document reads.
In addition to this mandatory test, DGS considers it “strongly recommended that clubs and federations promote laboratory tests for SARS-CoV2 to practitioners of sports, according to the risk categories of the different sports, disciplines or aspects of the sports. sports and the epidemiological situation at regional and local level “.
These cases vary depending on the prevalence of the number of infected people in the region, with tests for training being dispensed with, regardless of the risk of the modality, if there are less than 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
In these areas, for medium risk sports competitions, it is recommended to carry out random rapid tests on half the athletes and the technical team and the referees on the day of the competition.
In locations with more than 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, also for medium risk modalities, DGS recommends that all agents involved take rapid tests on the day of the competition.
High-risk sports continue to be subject to more rigorous screening, and rapid testing is recommended for all agents on the day of the competition, in the areas least affected by covid-19, and for PCR tests up to 48 hours before the tests, in regions with the highest number of infected people.
In risk graduation, the DGS details the disciplines by federation, maintaining handball, futsal, basketball, volleyball and roller hockey as medium risk modalities, to which water polo, which was considered high risk, is added, a categorization that continues to be considered. integrate rugby and contact sports, such as judo and acrobatic gymnastics.
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