Binigyan pansin ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) ang mga kailangan ng Olympic qualifiers para maipagpatuloy ang kanilang training sa isinagawang PSC-GAB- DOH Stakeholders' Virtual Meeting na ini- host ng Department of Health (DOH) Huwebes.
Kinatawan nina PSC Officer-in-Charge Ramon Fernandez at National Training Director Marc Velasco ang ahensiya sa sports sa diyalogo para sa Joint Administrative Order Guidelines on the Conduct of Health-Enhancing Physical Activities and Sports sa panahon ng COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sa pulong na pinartisipahan ni Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Baham Mitra, sports leaders ng Department of Education, professional sports league, colleges, and universities, inilatag ng PSC heads ang kanilang solidong mga plano sa pagpapatuloy ng preparasyon ng mga Tokyo-bound athlete.
"We are working towards the approval of the training of our national athletes who have earned their slots in the Games. We are hoping it gets the go-signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) first," ani Fernandez.
"The PSC discussed this with the POC (Philippine Olympic Committee). We still have to sit down with the PPC (Philippine Paralympic Committee). The POC will determine through their NSAs (National Sports Associations) who are coming for the Olympic slots and they will be the ones to return first or if possible, we can have them in a bubble," paliwanag ni Velasco.
Aniya pa, ang PSC ay kailangang magkapit bisig sa POC, NSAs, at team ni Dr. Randy Molo ng PSC's Medical Scientific Athlete Services (MSAS) at humanap ng panuntunan at mga protocol para "we can all have a good guide for the return to training. We're preparing the venues as well."
Itinampok ang zero positive cases sa mga atleta, gustong itulak ng PSC ang makabalik sa training ang Olympic bets ngunit kailangang sumailalim muna sa standard health procedures.
"We did that with athletes who stayed here in Philsports. We facilitated their transit – since Metro Manila is high-risk and they are going to their low-risk provinces. So we did tests on them, but at the same time, we kept them in a bubble. Through that, we were able to guarantee that the athletes were not exposed, which is confirmed by the tests, and then we made sure that even their transport to the airport was controlled by PSC," sambit pa ni Velasco.
Ang naturang pagpupulong para sa Joint Administrative Order (JAO) Guidelines ay para sa paghahanda at ma-tsek kasama ang mga stakeholder na masiguro na kanilang matutugunan ang lahat ng rekisitos sa public health standards sa mga physical at sporting activities at nararapat na panuntunan sa professional at non professional sports per risk severity area.
Ang mga panunutunan ay nasa ilalim pa ng diskusyon at pag -aaral sa mga posibleng pagbabago bago ito isumite sa IATF. (LP/PSC)