The international badminton tournament, the Danish Open, which started today after 7 months of suspension, under the circumstance of the epidemic, opened up a different look and new normal outside the stadium.
Before the start of the Danish Open, the World Badminton Federation and the Danish Badminton Association issued an epidemic prevention statement based on the proposal of the Danish government, the health bureau and the organizer to ensure that everyone is safe and the game can proceed smoothly. .
All participating teams arriving in Odense, including staff, technicians, and all officials from the BWF and the Danish Badminton Association, must be tested for COVID-19. Those who test negative will enter the green zone arranged by the conference and must abide by the rules set by the conference during the following competition.
In addition, they will be tested again in the middle of the week and their body temperature will be measured at the hotel and competition venue where they stayed.
Players arranged in the Green Zone are restricted from access to hotels and stadiums. The hotels in the Green Zone designated by the conference will arrange transportation to transport participants to and from the stadium.
Players who test positive will be required to withdraw from the game, and people who have contact with the infected will be further tracked to facilitate isolation.
In addition, all participating players are not allowed to shake hands, avoid physical contact, and also prohibit players from interacting with the audience. Players must pass through the designated green zone points in and out of the arena, and must follow the instructions to enter and exit the warm-up area, practice courts and venues, and it is also prohibited to go to other areas.
The media is also restricted. The host of the appointed TV station of the conference can visit the players on-site, and it must be checked in advance. All interviews must be conducted in accordance with procedures, and interview applications must be submitted in advance, and masks must be worn and disinfected during the interview process, otherwise the interview can only be conducted online.
After the player leaves the field, the player must return to the hotel room. During the player's stay in Denmark, try to avoid going to crowded places. Players can dine at the hotel or order takeaways through JustEat.
If players want to go out, they should choose places with fewer crowds to exercise, or to shop and buy food. The conference will also provide indicators, mark green routes, show places suitable for walking or running, as well as some meals that can provide takeaways, and even indicate restaurants with single rooms for players to eat.
After each game, the equipment in the arena will be disinfected and cleaned, including the tablet and referee chair used by the referee. Players, referees, and linemen who enter the court must maintain a certain social distance.
Every time the game is over, all on-site facilities, such as referee tablets and referee chairs, will be cleaned. Only 500 spectators are allowed to enter the game every day, and staff will be arranged to prevent spectators from gathering together. The dining area in the stadium is also forbidden to gather together.
The World Badminton Federation reiterated that such rigorous measures were established to ensure everyone's safety and health.