COVID-19 guidelines issued for 2021 event organizers
UIPM’s global competition circuit is scheduled to resume in February 2021 and the governing body has created a set of comprehensive guidelines designed to support local organizers.
The COVID-19 UIPM Event Organizers Infection Prevention Guidelines have been developed by the UIPM Medical Committee in conjunction with UIPM staff and National Federation colleagues preparing to deliver competitions as safely and securely as possible.
Dr Natalja Ofitserova, Chair of the UIPM Medical Committee, said: “With the health and safety of athletes being one of the key principles in the delivery of the Olympic Games, the UIPM Medical Committee has developed the UIPM Event Organizers COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for implementation in the 2021 season.
“The COVID-19 countermeasures necessary to protect the health of all UIPM competition participants have been developed and set out in the Guidelines after careful study of World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, ongoing review of global best practice and adaptation to the specific characteristics of Modern Pentathlon.
“The UIPM Medical Committee will appreciate and support the need to be flexible in all areas of requirements and operational interactions in order to ensure that UIPM events are safe for everyone and successfully take place in the difficult conditions of a pandemic.”
The Guidelines are designed to complement the information provided to six host nations during the Event Organisers Workshop on November 19/20.
The first competition of the 2021 season will be the UIPM Junior World Championships in Alexandria (EGY) from February 7-14.