The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Tuesday said it has approved the resumption of training of selected national teams not earlier than January 10, 2022 under certain conditions like “no vaccine no training.”
In a statement, the government sports agency said training will resume in Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (Manila City), Philsports Complex (Pasig City) and Baguio Training Camp (Baguio City). This resumption is dependent on provision of many considerations for safety before final implementation.
PSC said it is now evaluating viable facilities which may be used in the said training. On-going coordination with the MPA-IATF in Philsports, Pasig and the Baguio City local government unit are being done to ensure that all safety measures are taken for the protection of our national team members.
Concurrently, dormitory repairs are being done on damages caused by rain which were discovered upon inspection by the PSC Engineering team.
The board has also provisionally approved the health-safety guidelines developed by the PSI-MSAS to be implemented in all training areas, with addition of and improvement on certain provisions. The guidelines are based on the PSS-GAB-DOH Joint Administrative Order No. 2020-0001.
In line with the resumption of training, the PSC created a Technical Working Group which is undertaking all the necessary preparations, including the finalization of sports which may be accommodated in said facilities.
“All concerned national sports associations will be directed to submit their own health-safety protocols for approval of the PSC Medical Unit,” the PSC statement read.
A no vaccine-no entry policy will be one of the strict requirements in the said training resumption.