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COVID-19 Guidelines

To ensure that the tournament can proceed with as little impact from the ongoing pandemic as possible, the following guidelines will be in place at the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship.

Since 4 July 2022, there have been no restrictions in place for travelling to Denmark. In general, COVID-19 restrictions no longer apply in Denmark, and COVID-19 is no longer considered a disease that is a critical threat to society. However, in order to keep everyone safe, in respect for countries that still have restrictions, a COVID-19 Mitigation Plan has been developed by WWR, Sport Event Denmark, the National Health Authorities in Danmark, the Health Care System of Vejle and Parasport Denmark.

Before travelling to Denmark
All *participants in the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship are required to be fully vaccinated and have proof of vaccination, which should be uploaded with your Declaration of Compliance. It is strongly recommended that all participants have booster vaccinations where available.

It is recommended that all participants limit their social activities prior to travelling to Denmark. All participants must perform an antigen test 24-48 hours prior to their departure. Self-administered tests are accepted. Proof of tests will be requested on arrival. Photo or photocopy of a test will be accepted as a proof. Officials will be reimbursed of the costs in connection with their tests prior to departure.

If a participant has a positive test, this test must be five days old or more on the departure date, and he must be without symptoms before travelling to Denmark. In this case proof of the positive test will be requested on arrival.

* Participants refers to athletes, team staff, officials, classifiers, WWR board and committee members and event staff.

On arrival
We kindly ask officials, classifiers, WWR board and committee members and the team manager of each team, to bring proof of negative antigen tests or positive test result as mentioned above for the whole team when picking up accreditation cards at the front office of the venue.

All participants will get home test kits that they should use 48 hours after arrival. Results must be reported back to the LOC Event office. We kindly ask all team managers to report back for the whole team.

Where possible, teams will be transported individually.

Recommendations during your stay
To avoid infection, we highly recommend that all participants limit activities outside the venue and their hotel. There will be spectators to all games. Therefore, we recommend that participants use masks or do not socialize with the spectators.

Protective Equipment
In Denmark, it is no longer mandatory to use any protective equipment: Rules and regulations (coronasmitte.dk).

However, face masks and/or gloves will be provided for teams that prefer to use it. Please inform the Local Organizing Committee of your request in advance by sending an email to: lgu@parasport.dk. We will then ensure that your equipment is available for your team on arrival.

Hand sanitizer will be available both in hotels and at the venue.

In the mixed zone, face masks will be available for the contact between players and media.

We kindly ask all participants to respect a social distance at buffets and in lines. Gloves will be provided for all meals.

Procedure with COVID-19 Symptoms
If a participant has COVID-19 symptoms, he or she must remain in the hotel room and contact the COVID Manager Camilla Storgaard. Please find contact information on the last page.

Please find below a list of symptoms of COVID-19:
• Fever or chills
• New loss of taste or smell
• Cough
• Sore throat
• Fatigue
• Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• Nausee or vomiting
• Congestion or runny nose
• Diarrhea

A home test kit will be provided, and in case this test is positive, it will be confirmed by a PCR test. PCR tests are available in the city of Vejle, and volunteers will take the participants to the local test center. This requires registration at the website: Covidresults.dk

If a participant tests positive then they must isolate for a period of four days within their hotel room. After four days, if there are no symptoms, they will be available to participate following confirmation and approval by the covid medical team.

If a participant with symptoms tests negative they will be required to test each day for four days as a precaution.

In case a participant must stay longer in Denmark due to COVID-19 it is on the person’s own expense. The LOC can assist with arranging accommodation.

Travelling back
In case COVID-19 tests are required for your return trip, please inform the Local Organising Committee by sending an email to lgu@parasport.dk. The tests will be invoiced separately. Please find information about this in the Team Manager Guide.

COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance - IMPORTANT
All participants at the 2022 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship will be required to complete a declaration of compliance, which can be found here. We kindly ask all involved to complete this form by October 1.

We kindly ask you to direct all questions to COVID-19 to COVID Manager Camilla Storgaard.

COVID Management Team
COVID-19 Manager
Camilla Storgaard
Nurse and coordinator of Sanitation in the municipality of Vejle
E-mail: cajjo@vejle.dk
Mobile +45 2492 8866

Medical Manager
Lykke Guldbrandt
Email: lgu@parasport.dk
Mobile: +45 2910 3130

COVID-19 Communication Manager
Eline Andersen
Email: ea@sporteventdenmark.com
Mobile: +45 5122 5385