Information for sports clubs and training facilities about covid-19.
Since March, the government has limited the number of permitted participants in public gatherings and public events. The main rule is a maximum of 8 (subject to change), but for events with seated audiences who can keep a meter distance from each other, the limit is 300 (subject to change). Arrangements with fewer participants should be carried out in a way that minimizes the risk of infection spreading.
Physical activity is good for public health, sports and exercise should therefore continue as far as possible, the Public Health Agency believes.
For events that fall within the Public Order Act, there are sharp participation limits.
For other activities, the starting point in the Public Health Agency’s general advice is that sports competitions, matches and cups should be held in all sports and levels, provided that they primarily take place outdoors, with the least possible congestion at the event and in accordance with restrictions on public events.
The organizer of the activity can make a risk assessment according to the risk assessment tool that is on the page recommendations for events that are not covered by the Code of Conduct and adapt the event based on the result.
Professional sports, however, are not covered by the general guidelines.
The Public Health Agency has sent the following information to the Sports Confederation:
Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, should not participate in activities at all. Information on what to do if you become ill can be found on the page If you or someone in the family has become ill. If you fall ill during a sports activity, you should go home immediately.
- Encourage, if possible, to change homes before and after activities.
- Do not share water bottles, mouth guards and the like that can transmit saliva.
- Make sure that it is possible to wipe off equipment used by several people, such as gym equipment, after each person’s use. Wipe with disinfectant or regular detergent.
- Make sure that there is a possibility of hand washing or rubbing alcohol (or equivalent hand sanitizer) and call for good hand hygiene.
- Matches, training matches and competitions can be carried out provided that they are based on the regulations and recommendations made by the authority.