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PSC approves athletes face-to-face training

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) board on Tuesday approved the resumption of training of selected national teams not earlier than January 10, 2022, in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (Manila City), Philsports Complex (Pasig City) and Baguio Training Camp (Baguio City). 

In an official statement, the PSC said the resumption is dependent on provision of many considerations for safety before final implementation.

The agency is now evaluating viable facilities which may be used in the said training.  On-going coordination with the MPA-IATF in Philsports, Pasig and the Baguio City local government unit are being done to ensure that all safety measures are taken for the protection of our national team members.

Concurrently, dormitory repairs are being done on damages caused by rain which were discovered upon inspection by the PSC Engineering team.

The board has also provisionally approved the health-safety guidelines developed by the PSI-MSAS to be implemented in all training areas, with addition of and improvement on certain provisions.  The guidelines are based on the PSS-GAB-DOH Joint Administrative Order No. 2020-0001.

The PSC has created a Technical Working Group which is undertaking all the necessary preparations, including the finalization of sports which may be accommodated in said facilities. 

All concerned national sports associations will be directed to submit their own health-safety protocols for approval of the PSC Medical Unit.

The agency said that a no vaccine-no entry policy will be strictly enforce in the said training resumption.

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