After professional college, athletes will be subject to clear ground rules so that they can resume their workouts.
Prospero de Vera III, chair of the Higher Education Commission, announced on Monday that guidelines for resuming collegiate sports exercise have been developed and will be submitted to the Interagency Working Group on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) for approval.
“What we have is the result of a very comprehensive process,” De Vera told the digital press, presenting the guidelines before the higher education agency submits them to the IATF this week.
“If the IATF doesn’t have very serious problems with the details of the guidelines, I don’t see any obstacles to them being marked by the IATF, so they can now be issued formally, right after,” De Vera said. .
According to the guidelines, student athletes 18 years of age and older can participate in training provided they adhere to strict safety and health government protocols overseen by their universities and colleges.
“We suggest that those sports universities and university associations start training their athletes,” said De Vera, thanking William Ramirez, chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission, and Abraham Mitra, chairman of the Games and Amusements board, for providing immediate assistance in organizing the competition. guidelines.
“Now, if we do a good job of implementing it with all the health protocols, the next logical step will be to start thinking about opening a sports competition,” he said.
Francis Diaz, Dean of the UP College of Human Kinetics, who was a member of the technical working group along with PSC National Director of Training Marcu Velasco, reviewed the implementation guidelines, including the ban on the use of body contact exercises. INQ
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