Coronavirus Statement

This message will be updated as new information comes to hand.

The FIT Board have monitored the situation with regards to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), including the World Health Organisation (WHO) travel advice and media briefings for the past two years. Since our previous advice on 24 March 2020, the global response to the pandemic has taken many steps to make the world safer to live in with this new threat.

In recent months, governments around the world have wound back measures to limit transmission, in light of the many options available for preventing the disease from affecting large sections of the community. Travel is no longer as limited because of the disease, borders have reopened.

Reversing our earlier statements, the FIT Board can now confirm that all Tier 1, 2, and 3 events may resume. Our events will follow the advice of local authorities.

The following broad principles drive this response:

  1. People first – our main priority is the health of everyone involved in our sport.
  2. Our core sources of data and recommendations remain WHO, however, we also consider news sources and what other sports, governments, airlines, and businesses are doing.
  3. Our fundamental approach is to minimise potential impact of the virus.

Individuals are encouraged to avail themselves of all appropriate preventative measures as directed by World Health Authorities subject to their own medical circumstances and specific medical advice.

Finally, FIT recommends that all member nations continue to review their own travel policy and all available data to determine if they endorse the activities of their athletes and officials.


If you have any enquiries you can contact Mark Croston, Chair, FIT Board, by email at [email protected].

Last updated Mon 1 Aug 2022 13:35:00 UTC.