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IBSA releases guidelines for safe sight classification

An IBSA classifier examines an athlete during sight classification.IBSA has adopted and released new rules to ensure sight classification can be performed at sanctioned competitions in a safe and clean environment. The new instructions are to be applied and followed at all ophthalmological classification processes.

The IBSA Classification Hygiene and Infection Control Guidelines have been developed to support the safe return to classification activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They impose additional obligations on everyone involved in the visual classification process during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The rules, policies and procedures identified in this document will be enforced in the same way as any other provisions in IBSA’s classification rules until such time as an effective and proven vaccine for Covid-19 is discovered and is made readily available throughout the world. 

These guidelines are intended to support event organisers and classification stakeholders with the delivery of classification. The document contains both COVID-19 specific recommendations as well as general recommendations on hygiene and infection control.

Once the situation changes with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic this document will be revised accordingly. 

Click here (Word), here (PDF) or on the links above to view or download the new guidelines.
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