SPAIN: POST-COVID RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN SPORTS

The following update has been provided by UIAA full member, FEDME –Federación Española De Deportes De Montaña Y Escalada. It follows their initial communication on 7 April. The following articles are all in Spanish. Statement to support Mountain Huts https://issuu.com/bibliotecafedme/docs/6_declaracion_de_apoyo_a_los_refugios_demonta_a_-_ Statement to support Rural Villages and economy or Rural Areas https://issuu.com/bibliotecafedme/docs/7_borrador_comunicado_federacion_apoyo_zonas_rural Documents: Recommendations post-Covid for Mountain Sports https://issuu.com/bibliotecafedme/docs/informe_recomendaciones_post-covid_deportes_de_mon Recomentations post-Covid for Mountain Sports Installations https://issuu.com/bibliotecafedme/docs/informe_recomendaciones_post-covid_instalaciones_d    ...

UIAA LAUNCHES COVID-19 FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

The impact of Covid-19 will be felt for many months, and even years to come. The climbing industry and outdoor world will be significantly affected. Cancellation of competitions, entire climbing seasons and expeditions; loss of sponsorship income and other revenue streams; the closing down of huts, hotels, resorts and restaurants (temporary and permanent); restrictions on access and transport; and not to mention the human impact – illness, job losses, financial concerns – present many challenges...

ESSENTIAL RESOURCES PROVIDED BY GERMAN ALPINE CLUB

The German Alpine Club (DAV) has produced a number of excellent resources concerning climbing and Covid-19. One sub-site provides access to articles related to climbing during lockdown. The second, launched on 14 May, deals more closely with the relaxing of measures and guidance for safely returning to climbing and the mountains. Amongst the subjects addressed are the opening of huts (including huts in Bavaria and Austria), how to respect specific rules as well as guidance for different...

SITUATION IN CYPRUS

The UIAA Office received a brief update from Pavlos Georgiades, President of the Mountaineering, Climbing & Orienteering Federation of Cyprus. Georgiades is also President of the UIAA Youth Commission. “The advice the government have provided is that climbing teams are not currently allowed to train outside. Measures will change in the coming days with the announcement of those who can climb for the next two week period. We will publish further details following this next announcement....

SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE GLOBAL SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY

The following article is courtesy of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to create challenging circumstances for many industries including sporting goods.  At the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), our thoughts continue to be with our global communities, members, colleagues, partners, families and friends who have been impacted by the unprecedented spread of COVID-19.  As the global federation, we are committed to doing our best to...

Swiss Alpine Club – Summary of Covid-19 Measures – Update

The following is an update to the previous communication provided by Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) President and UIAA Management Committee member Françoise Jaquet. SAC Timeline Since March 2 and throughout the evolution of the recommendations of the Federal Council and the Federal Office of Public Health, the SAC informed regularly the section presidents and the mountain huts gardians by dedicated letters, and the SAC members by communication on our website. On March 13 we created a crisis task...

IOC SUPPORT FOR FEDERATIONS AND ATHLETES

The following resources have been made or available, or shared, by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). World Health Organisation (IOC) Risk Assessment for Sport Events and Considerations for sports federations/sports event organizers when planning mass gatherings in the context of COVID-19: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/points-of-entry-and-mass-gatherings. WHO publication for sports federations / sports event organizers: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331764/WHO-2019-nCoV-Mass_Gatherings_Sports-2020.1-eng.pdf Reference library of guidelines on Athlete 365, including those of the WHO, NOCs and IFs: https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/international-federation-updates/ Athlete 365 Support: https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/coronavirus/...

UIAA ICE CLIMBING COMMISSION HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING ONLINE

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission hosted its annual meeting on the weekend of 9-10 May. Held online, 13 Commission members from ten countries as well as representatives of the UIAA Executive Board and Office, dialled in. The Commission addressed the following subjects: 2019/2020 season A review of the positives (high quality of the competitions, improvements on previous seasons) and negatives (too few competitions, issues with cancelled events) of the 2019/2020 season which witnessed three UIAA Ice Climbing...

BMC launches Covid-19 recovery plan for climbing and hill walking

The following update was published the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) on 7 May. Over the past two weeks, the newly formed BMC Covid-19 Working Group has been working hard to develop proposals for phased re-opening of the outdoors for hill walking and climbing. The culmination of this, so far, is a Covid-19 recovery plan for climbing & hill walking which has been submitted to English and Welsh government ministers and departments today. READ: The BMC Climbing and Hill...