National athletes can now prepare well for a packed 2022 sports schedule as the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) approved the resumption of training in its venues on Tuesday, November 16.
Training of selected national teams will begin by January 10, 2022 in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (Manila City), Philsports Complex (Pasig City) and Baguio Training Camp (Baguio City).
According to a statement released by PSC, the resumption was dependent on safety considerations, and completion of repairs on rain-damaged dormitories.
“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,” read the statement.
“All concerned national sports associations will be directed to submit their own health-safety protocols for approval of the PSC Medical Unit.”
Health-safety guidelines developed by the Philippine Sports Institute – Medical and Scientific Athletes Services (PSI-MSAS) will be implemented in all training areas, with addition of and improvement on certain provisions.
PSC will also enforce a “no vaccine-no entry” policy for athletes and coaches using the venues.
Last May, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) organized a vaccine drive for the Filipino national athletes, coaches, officials and sports media professionals as vaccines will be required in the Vietnam Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Philippines will take part in a jam-packed 2022 sports calendar with the staging of the Vietnam SEA Games in May, The World Games or TWG in July, Hangzhou Asian Games in September and Shantou Asian Youth Games in December. – Rappler.com