LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) have published the second edition of the Beijing 2022 Playbooks today.
These guidelines will help athletes, team officials and all other participants finalise planning for their travel to and arrival in Beijing, their time at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and when departing from China.
The latest updates provide, for example, additional information about vaccinations; customs entry requirements; flight booking; pre-departure testing; the pre-Games period; the closed-loop system; accommodation; transport; food and beverage; screening testing; health monitoring; close contact management; and the period between the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. A “Key points to remember” section is also included to help guide stakeholders through each stage of their Games-time experience.
Supplementing the key principles outlined in the first edition of the Beijing 2022 Playbooks, the second edition includes information requested directly by stakeholders and from feedback received during various briefings held since October. This approach provides transparency and ensures that all participants understand what is expected of them, having been involved in the development process.
Further policies and briefings will continue to be provided over the coming weeks. Acknowledging the continually evolving global health situation, any additional, necessary countermeasures will be implemented right up to and during Games time, to ensure the safety of all the participants and the local population.
The Olympic Winter Games will take place between 4 and 20 February 2022, and the Paralympic Winter Games will be held from 4 until 13 March 2022.