WBSC Medical Commission issues 12 tips to prevent spread of Coronavirus at sport venues

WBSC Medical Commission issues 12 tips to prevent spread of Coronavirus at sport venues
05/03/2020
The 12 suggestions to counter the spread of the virus should be “respected not only by athletes, but also by companions, referees, coaches, managers, masseurs, spectators and professionals.”

Putting the health and well-being of international baseball and softball players at the forefront, the Medical Commission of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has published “Twelve Suggestions to Avoid the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sports Venues”, aiming to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during competitions and training.

Tips include using disposable glasses, not eating in locker rooms, washing hands frequently, avoiding contact with the eyes, nose and the mouth, and circulating fresh air indoors.

The WBSC Medical Commission, chaired by Dr. Gianfranco Beltrami, says the 12 suggestions to counter the spread of the virus should be “respected not only by athletes, but also by companions, referees, coaches, managers, masseurs, spectators and professionals.”

The safety of the participants in all WBSC events is always the WBSC's number one priority. The WBSC U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup is currently being staged in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with more than 200 athletes, coaches and national team personnel from 12 countries present.

In the meantime, the WBSC continues to closely monitor the worldwide developments of the coronavirus and remains in close contact with the hosts of the various WBSC tournaments, along with participating national teams and federations.