HERE’S good news to athletes hoping to get back into training for the coming international tournaments next year.
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) yesterday announced that it has approved the resumption of training of selected national teams not earlier than January 10, 2022 in three different venues: Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, Philsports Complex in Pasig City and the PSC Training Camp in Baguio City.
In a statement, the PSC said it is now evaluating viable facilities which may be used in the said training.
The resumption, however, is dependent on provision of many considerations for safety before final implementation.
“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,” said the PSC in a statement.
PSC dormitory repairs are also 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 PSC said.
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.
Concerned national sports associationsare also now being be directed by the to submit their own health-safety protocols for approval of the PSC Medical Unit.
A no vaccine-no entry policy will be one of the strict requirements in the said training resumption, according to the PSC statement.