“Homesick” gamers can return to their natives however should serve a 14-day necessary quarantine interval earlier than rejoining camp, in accordance with the Hockey India SOP for the nationwide groups based mostly at SAI South Centre in Bengaluru.
With an purpose to offer a protected coaching surroundings for the Olympic-bound gamers, Hockey India has devised an in depth Customary Working Process within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not simply the senior groups, pointers are being laid down for the junior nationwide sides, too.
The aim of the SOP is “to determine and keep a protected coaching surroundings for the Indian hockey groups permitting them to organize to the most effective of their capacity for the Olympic Video games in 2021 for senior groups and junior World Cup in 2021.”
“This SOP can also be advisable to maintain the SAI campus freed from the coronavirus and keep the well being and security of the gamers whereas they’re outdoors the campus,” the doc stated.
It has been mutually determined by the federal government, Sports activities Authority of India and Hockey India that the gamers and help employees might be launched from the campus, however solely by adhering to the strict laws of the SOP.
“Every participant/employees member shall be given the choice of leaving the SAI NSSC campus and returning to their residence. Authorities of India, SAI and Hockey India will decide the period of this depart in session with their respective chief coaches.
“(However) every participant or employees member who returns to the SAI centre shall be positioned into strict quarantine for two weeks,” it added.
The SOP additionally talked about that whereas travelling gamers and help employees should put on masks and carry hand sanitisers.
It additionally requested each particular person to keep away from guests whereas at residence and work out in isolation.
“No contacts with associates, solely contact is with direct household. No guests to return at residence. No leaving the house and restricted solely to essentially necessities,” it acknowledged.
Locked of their rooms on the SAI centre in Bengaluru because the begin of the nationwide lockdown on March 25, the homesick hockey gamers had requested Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju to restart on-field coaching throughout an internet interplay earlier this month.
Apart from, the 12-page doc additionally acknowledged that social distancing and security pointers should be adopted by the gamers and help employees within the floor in addition to off it.
The SOP additional directed all gamers to keep away from direct bodily contacts, fist bumps and excessive 5’s throughout coaching.
“Gamers have their very own water bottle, fill it themselves and nobody else will contact it. Gamers convey a towel for personal use to wipe face throughout or after coaching,” it acknowledged.
“Solely gamers and employees are at coaching floor throughout apply.