He Official State Gazette (BOE) has published this Wednesday the document that determines the protocol of the return to training and the phases that must be followed to ensure the proper resumption of federated and professional sports competitions. It is a confirmation of the measures that had already been announced.
Individual or basic training
Confinement to the home, sports residence or temporary accommodation must be maintained. They will be individual workouts regardless of the sport. The physical trainer, in person, will explain the exercises to be done and the athlete will have to do them on his own. In the event that more than one athlete matches in a nearby space, the BOE recommends increasing the safety distance due to the effect of training on ventilated volume and respiratory strength. In the race, he says it is necessary to avoid standing just behind and leave a distance of at least two meters, both in the lateral advance and between runners.
Sports facilities will have been previously disinfected and will have control areas with protective equipment, and athletes will avoid touching any of the space they use. Ter Stegen was seen wearing gloves on arrival at the Sports City.
These are days of exhaustive medical checks. If there are any positives, even asymptomatic ones, you will have to wait for the negatives before returning to training.
Medium training, with small groups
In the case of team sports, non-exhaustive tactical work will be recovered, with still small groups, and it is recommended to do it in a concentration format. This measure, however, clashes head-on with the wishes of the Spanish Footballers’ Association. Its president, David Aganzo, has said he does not agree that mandatory rallies should be held. “We want health to be guaranteed to the fullest, but we understand that many rights are being limited. We have talked to different doctors from First and Second and they tell us about how concentration affects mental health, because it is already 50 days of confinement. Putting two or three more weeks of concentration into it is not in line with the collective agreement. “
In addition, each athlete is asked to bring their own water and equipment and no training staff. It requires technicians to always wear a mask and gloves, and to keep a minimum distance of two meters.
The presence of the media in the training areas will also not be allowed. Any audiovisual technician who accesses the premises must follow the same security measures.
Training centers may not exceed 50% of their maximum capacity and will continue to operate in shifts, with constant disinfection routines between uses. In the locker room, after the exercise, a minimum distance of six meters is required.
If there is a positive concentration, it will be isolated immediately.
Total pre-competition training
This phase is reached after a minimum of three or four weeks between phases 1 and 2. It is recommended that teams concentrate here and live in the same space where they train.
It is a phase in which the widest training sessions will be allowed, but not yet of the entire football squad, for example. The BOE specifies the number of people in 14. Work will continue in shifts. The precautionary measure of not sharing any material and that the technicians always wear a mask and gloves, and keep a safe distance, will be maintained.
This phase will not come “until the health and sports authorities decide” and will have to spend at least a week compared to the third phase.
The use of single rooms for athletes and the use of a gym in a segmented manner continue to be recommended. The use of changing rooms and showers refers to a safety distance of three meters.
In mass competitions, there is talk of going out in limited groups of athletes and controlling arrivals.