We return without contact but united: Welcome to the new normality.

We return without contact: Adaptation of sports clubs to health protocols.

As reported by the Efe Agency: «The disappearance of the time limits for doing outdoor sports and carrying out activity in groups of up to 20 people within sports facilities and centers are part of the changes that entails phase 3 of the de-escalation (in the territories that have accessed it), while confirming that «no time slot will be reserved for any group». 

As collected the guide of the Spanish Higher Sports CouncilWe appreciate some very important changes that benefit athletes and sports clubs. 

Are the time limits for outdoor sports practice of the different groups of athletes still in force in phase 3?

No, as established in Article 7 of OM SND / 458/2020, of May 30.

No time slot will be reserved for any group. In the case of social contact with people who are among the groups considered vulnerable to COVID-19, extreme security and hygiene measures must be taken.

Can you practice group physical activity in phase 3?

Yes, the practice of non-professional physical activity outdoors can be done in groups of maximum 20 people.

This measure is applicable in all territories in Phase 3.

The safety and hygiene measures established by the health authorities for the prevention of COVID-19 must be respected, and, in particular, those related to maintaining a minimum safety distance of at least two meters, or, failing that, Alternative measures of physical protection, hand hygiene and respiratory label In outdoor facilities, in addition, the measures established in Article 33 of OM SND / 458/2020, of May 30, must be respected.

Do the measures change in the opening of facilities? What facilities does it affect?

Yes, to all outdoor, closed sports facilities or sports centers.

The following standards must be met:

• The sport activity can be carried out in groups of up to twenty people.

No physical contact.

Respecting the 50% of maximum capacity capacity allowed.

• Establishing access shifts.

• The athlete may access with a companion.

Maintaining the safety distance of 2 meters.

• The use of changing rooms and shower areas is allowed.

The owners of the facility must comply with the specific regulations for the use of changing rooms provided in article 6.5, as well as the established cleaning regime.

Catalog to meet the standards:

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Autonomies that change phase.

From this Monday, twelve autonomies in their entirety (Galicia, La Rioja, Basque Country, Asturias, Cantabria, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarra, Balearic Islands, Andalusia, the Canary Islands and Melilla), the Castilian-Manchegan provinces of Cuenca and Guadalajara and the Catalan health regions of Alt Pirineu i Aran, Terres de l'Ebre and Camp de Tarragona are in phase 3 of the de-escalation.

Some practical examples of Gyms in phase 3:

For contact sports it was vital to their survival that clubs could be opened even with restrictions. Among them the most difficult to carry out is that of "contact" due to the intrinsic need of these sports to be able to practice it. 

However, the first premise is to strictly follow all the recommendations and we can attest to them by seeing how the clubs in Spain reinvent themselves to adapt to current needs and protocols. 

We are very pleased that training in compliance with regulations is being developed in all communities. 

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