New joint decree approves training bubble for PH athletes – Manila bulletin

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National athletes can now begin their long-delayed training for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (Photo MB)

National athletes destined for the 31st The Southeast Asian Games at the end of this year can now organize their respective bubble formations in accordance with the latest guidelines issued by the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) group.

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Butch Ramirez thanked the government through the interagency working group for endorsing the said JAO guidelines for safety and precautionary measures for athletes and coaches preparing for the biennial meeting.

“It will boost the morale of our national team members,” Ramirez said.

The other signatories of the tripartite group are the Chairman of the Games and Amusements Board, Baham Mitra, and the Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III.

The development came after the successful vaccination of athletes linked to the Tokyo Olympics and SEAGs last week, as well as the upcoming resumption of national team training in July.

All athletes and coaches should be fully immunized within the next few months.

Under the guidelines, national teams can organize training in areas under community quarantine at moderate risk and at low risk.

He must be under strict supervision and supervision and must be under strict supervision and supervision by the PSC Athlete Medical and Scientific Services Unit (MSAS) and health and safety officials appointed by JAO.

National sports associations should also coordinate with the Philippine Olympic Committee or the Philippine Paralympic Committee at the PSC for their training plans, with participating athletes under the age of 18 being required to submit written parental consent.

Plans and activities should also be coordinated with the host local government unit and the regional IATF.

Several teams have already undergone bubble training, including archery in Dumaguete City, fencing in Ormoc City, weightlifting in Cebu, Bohol and Zamboanga City, sepak takraw and beach volleyball in Ilocos Norte. , and canoeing / dragon boat in Tacloban, to name a few. little.

The PSC is currently planning to hold bubble trainings at its Baguio City facilities for certain sports such as boxing, track and field and karate, among others.



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