The World Anti Doping Agency issued new guidelines amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

Danish Yazdani

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued new guidelines on Friday to facilitate continued testing amid the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.

WADA has urged Anti Doping Organizations (ADOs) to act in accordance to restrictions placed by local health authorities to ensure proper protection of athletes and doping control personnel, while protecting the integrity of doping control programs, particularly in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

WADA’s latest guidelines advise anti-doping organizations to make sure that sample collectors are free from any symptoms of the illness. Other than that the guidelines encourage communication of symptoms to and from athletes and the use of protective wear such as masks.

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