Coronavirus graduated return to play for performance athletes: Guidance for healthcare practitioners
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
(BASES) Sport and Performance Division has formally endorsed the UK Home Country Sports Institutes’ (HCSI) Coronavirus Graduated Return to Play Guidance document for performance sport athletes.
, created by Senior Doctors from all four of the HCSIs, and published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, provides advice for healthcare practitioners and performance sport athletes in what is an ever-changing and challenging landscape.
As more is learnt about the longer term effects of the infection, it is planned to update this document
regularly, so please refer to the most up to date document before advising an athlete or sportsperson. In addition, government advice differs between the home countries and each performance sport setting also differs, so local advice should be always be considered.