44% of campers test positive for COVID-19

Of 597 campers and staff at a YMCA sleep away camp in Georgia, 44% — 263 people — tested positive. Of course games, singing and cheering together were encouraged, mostly without masks. The camp followed disinfecting rules and required staff to wear masks, but campers did not have to wear face coverings. Campers ranged in age from … Continue reading 44% of campers test positive for COVID-19

British COVID-19 resource pack

Good work British Gymnastics: A large wall banner (2000mm by 800mm) A pull up banner Gymnast wait here’ rubber floor spots A2 posters on social distancing guidelines, a ’10 ways to keep safe during gymnastics’ infographic and a reassurance message for parents A4 posters including gymnast exit and entrance only, gymnast wait here and wash … Continue reading British COVID-19 resource pack

can you kill COVID-19 with ultraviolet light?

Some Gyms are considering ultraviolet light sanitizing wands for disinfecting Bars, Beams, etc. At this point, I’d not recommend the technology.  UV-C works well for purifying liquids. And it’s been used for making food safer for over 50 years. UV-C light probably kills the new COVID-19 virus IF the light is strong enough, direct enough, and … Continue reading can you kill COVID-19 with ultraviolet light?

FIG announces COVID-10 relief

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) will create a special fund of CHF 400,000 to provide financial assistance to athletes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and national Gymnastics federations severely hit by the economic repercussions of the crisis. … The procedures to apply for a grant and the eligibility criteria will be precisely defined very soon. … Continue reading FIG announces COVID-10 relief

Gymnastics Australia COVID-19 reopening

Frank Sahlein shared a document from Gymnastics Australia: PREPARATION OF TRAINING/ COMPETITION ENVIRONMENTS Once gymnastics clubs are provided with the endorsement to resume gymnastics activities in any capacity, the following specific factors for a safe resumption of training and participation should be considered … Program Scheduling How can training be staggered to minimise numbers and … Continue reading Gymnastics Australia COVID-19 reopening