No qualification rounds, mandatory test per player at events: Protocols for badminton’s restart

Elwanda Tulloch

There will be at least one mandatory Covid-19 test per player per event, the Badminton World Federation said on Friday as it published safety operating procedures for the resumption of the sport amid the pandemic.

A day after announcing the readjusted international calendar, the governing body published its safety protocols and operating procedures documents.

BWF Tournament Calendar 2020: Grade 1 & Grade 2

Tournament Week City Level
 BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 40-41 Aarhus, Denmark Major Championships
Denmark Open I 2020 42 Odense, Denmark Super 750
Denmark Open II 2020 43 Odense, Denmark Super 750
Asia Open I 2020 46 TBC Super 1000
Asia Open II 2020 47 TBC Super 1000
BWF World Tour Finals 2020 48 TBC Major Championships

The global governing body said that teams and participants entering tournaments during the European and Asian legs are advised not return to their home countries as many would

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Badminton World Federation SOPs: At Least One Mandatory Test Per Player Per Event

Elwanda Tulloch




All players and officials will have to undergo at least one mandatory COVID-19 test at all World Tour events and the major championships, said the Badminton World Federation as it published safety operating procedures for the resumption of the sport amid the pandemic. A day after launching the readjusted international calendar, the governing body published its safety protocols and operating procedures document as it looks “to create the safest possible environment for all stakeholders”. “To ensure the safest possible environment for players and entourage, BWF will be implementing a COVID-19 testing plan for each Major Championships and HSBC BWF World Tour tournament,” BWF said in a release.

“All players and team entourage will be required to undertake COVID-19 PCR tests at each Major Championships and HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments … There will be at least one mandatory test per player per event.”

The governing body said “accreditations

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