ITTF releases recommendations to return to regular activities
More than two months after the suspension of all ITTF activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries and regions have shown a decrease in the number of infected people, and governments eased their restrictions. Therefore, ITTF has listed recommendations based on the World Health Organization’s advice to guide and assist all members of the table tennis family to return to an adapted, regular training.
Given this situation, players, clubs, and organisations have considered to resume to training activities adapted to the respective health regulations.
The Covid-19 recommendations are divided in 6 phases:
- Partial Relaxation of Lockdown
- Training Venue Open
- Training & Competition Possible
- Return to Regular Training
- Competition and Prevention.
The information in the documents may change according to the evolution of Covid-19 outbreak, but we will keep you updated!
As you remember, after the Covid-19 outbreak in December, the world has not been the same and faced difficult times with adaptation: The rapid spread of the disease forced governments to take strict measurements changing people’s daily life world-wide, e.g. attending table tennis sessions.
The world of sports has been highly affected and has taken all precautions to look after the athletes and all people involved in their events. In the middle of March, ITTF’s Executive Committee announced the suspension of all ITTF activities around the world in order to ensure the health and safety of all players, coaches, officials and fans.
Now, we kindly ask you to consider ITTF’s guidelines as a complement to guidance and laws issued by local authorities. Please don’t get careless!