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FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 Pandemic (effective for all FEI Events held as of 1 July 2020)

In an effort to mitigate the risk of transmission and further spread of Covid-19, the FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, which is effective for all FEI Events held as of 1 July 2020, has been developed based on currently accepted best practices by the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic does not replace the applicable guidance and policies from domestic government and health authorities. It supplements their recommendations with important sport specific considerations.

The Policy includes:

  • A framework outlining objectives, roles and responsibilities;
  • A decision-making system for sports federations/sports event organisers when planning events during the Covid-19 pandemic. This system, which was developed by the WHO, is composed of a risk assessment tool, a decision making tree, and an accompanying document outlining relevant considerations;
  • Additional Guidelines and Protocols which will be published on the FEI website as the need arises and must be considered as annexes to this Policy. These documents may include mandatory requirements.

Under this Policy, conducting and documenting the risk assessment – together with the National Federation – is mandatory for FEI Event Organisers.

The Policy will be continually reviewed and updated as more information becomes available.

For questions please email: Catherine.bollon@fei.org.