• These four playbooks be will acting as a guide for everyone travelling to Tokyo for the Olympics, which was postponed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
• Athletes testing COVID positive could be ‘isolated in a Government-approved facility’.
According to the playbooks released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday, athletes staying inside the Games Village in Tokyo during the Olympics will have to abstain from sex, parties and shopping along with having physical contact with everyone around.
These four playbooks be will acting as a guide for everyone travelling to Tokyo for the Olympics, which was postponed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the playbook, players will also have to avoid ‘physical contact, which includes usual handshakes and hugs, and there must be a distance of two metres when they are having a physical interaction with other athletes, and one metre otherwise. Other thing which all athletes are abstained from is site seeing and shopping. They are not be allowed to go sightseeing in Tokyo and also shopping inside the airport on arrival. Athletes will also be barred from using public transport without prior permission and masks will have to be worn at all times except while eating or sleeping.
Most measures have already being enforced worldwide and the playbooks released on Wednesday explains the journey for an Olympics participant that starts with measures 14 days before the departure. It involves monitoring health of athletes on each day and updating the status on a mobile app, along with preparing a list of possible close contacts while staying in Tokyo and also going through a coronavirus test prior to departure. Similar test is expected after the athletes land in Tokyo and they are likely to be tested at least every four days. Athletes testing COVID positive could be ‘isolated in a Government-approved facility’.