COVID-19 measures

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the recently discovered strain of coronavirus. The health, wellbeing, and safety of each individual is our top priority. As such, JK Vega is continually monitoring the evolving situation regarding the global coronavirus 

pandemic in coordination with the relevant international and national health and sports authorities, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Sailing (WS) and the relevant World Sailing Member National Authority (MNA). Key information on COVID-19, preventative measures, symptoms, and helpful links can be found on the World Sailing web page created to inform, advise and educate its stakeholders about the COVID-19 pandemic:

The following general health and specific COVID-19 precautions will be implemented based on national guidance, protocols, and legislation as well as on WHO and World Sailing recommendations. The listed precautions are not exhaustive; national legislation and protocol always apply and may change without notice. This Addendum will be regularly updated when new information becomes available.

Be aware of the COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Loss of taste/smell

Be aware of COVID-19 information and preventative measures
Follow the protocols applied at the competition, during travel, and during the stay at a hotel
Avoid close contact where possible: maintain social distancing
Follow hygiene practices and use hand sanitizer regularly
Notify your doctor if you feel unwell
Do not attend any activity (training or competition) if you are unwell
Return to activity only after you are cleared by your doctor

All participants in the event (competitors, support team personnel, officials) are required to:

  • Stay in their accommodation when appropriate
  • Inform the COVID delegate immediately when feeling sick
  • Exercise prevention practices (regular hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette)
  • Have access to sufficient amounts of nose-mouth masks and disinfection gels for personal use.
  • Follow instructions of the COVID-delegate

Social gatherings will be reduced as much as possible and will maintain principles of social distancing.

Temperature and general wellbeing will be recorded of all participants entering closed rooms (registration, equipment inspection, hearings, team leader meetings, etc)

All participants are required to wear nose-mouth masks in closed rooms.

The Official Notice Board and results will be online only

Information and updates to competitors and teams will be shared via electronic means.

Protest hearings will be conducted with minimum participants and maximum possible distance between the parties and the Protest Committee. Protest committee and parties shall wear nose-mouth masks. No observers will be allowed. Tables and utilities (model boats) will be disinfected between hearings.

Jointly used surfaces will be regularly disinfected.

Persons with the suspected infection will be isolated and turned over to national health authorities. Further participation in the event may be restricted. Trace and Track, and close contact surveillance will be conducted.