COVID-19 in children and the role of schools in sporting sector

The protection of children and educational facilities is particularly important since it is the young who get involved in sporting activities. Precautions are necessary to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in school settings; however, care must also be taken to avoid stigmatizing students and staff who may have been exposed to the virus. It is important to remember that COVID-19 does not differentiate between borders, ethnicities, disability status, age or gender. Sport settings should continue to be welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and supportive environments to all. Measures taken by sport academies can prevent the entry and spread of COVID-19 by students and staff who may have been exposed to the virus, while minimizing disruption and protecting students and staff from discrimination.
Area of Focus
The sport sector is the biggest area of focus since it involves interaction. Today, children and young people are global citizens, powerful agents of change and the next generation of caregivers, scientists, and doctors. Any crisis presents the opportunity to help them learn, cultivate compassion and increase resilience while building a safer and more caring community. Having information and facts about COVID-19 will help diminish students’ fears and anxieties around the disease and support their ability to cope with any secondary impacts in their lives. This guidance provides key messages and considerations for engaging school administrators, teachers and staff, parents, caregivers and community members, as well as children themselves in promoting safe and healthy schools.
The significance to the sport sector
The effects of COVID-19 is likely to have a more profound impact on sports clubs that are heavily reliant on match day revenues as their main source of income. Unless those clubs use government support, employee wages will continue as a significant expenditure meanwhile losing their main source of income. It is therefore of critical importance for these clubs to understand how to act and the options that are available to them before encountering financial difficulties. This note sets out the position as at the date of publication and we continue to monitor the situation as it develops and the measures implemented by the Government, regulators of the sport and clubs which are evolving on a daily basis.
The purpose of this project is to provide clear and actionable guidance for safe operations through the prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19 in sports and other educational facilities. The guidance, while specific to countries that have already confirmed the transmission of COVID-19, is still relevant in all other contexts.

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Relevant literature:
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Chen, P., Mao, L., Nassis, G. P., Harmer, P., Ainsworth, B., & Li, F. (2020). Returning Chinese school-aged children and adolescents to physical activity in the wake of COVID-19: Actions and precautions. Journal of Sport and Health Science.
It has helped in determining the prevention measures againist COVID-19
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Prati, C., Pelliccioni, G. A., Sambri, V., Chersoni, S., & Gandolfi, M. G. (2020). COVID‐19: its impact on dental schools in Italy, clinical problems in endodontic therapy and general considerations. International endodontic journal, 53(5), 723.
Relevance? It is has been a key significance in knowing the symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic

Ref 3 Year: 2020
Author: Luo, Hui; Tang, Qiao-Ling; Shang, Ya-Xi; Liang, Shi-Bing; Yang, Ming; Robinson, Nicola; Liu, Jian-Ping
Title: Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19)? A Review of Historical Classics, Research Evidence and Current Prevention Programs
Journal: Chin J Integr Med

Relevance? Since December 2019, an outbreak of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, and rapidly spread to almost all parts of China. This was followed by prevention programs recommending Chinese medicine (CM) for the prevention.

Ref 4 Year 2020
Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Emergency Response Epidemiology, Team
Title: The epidemiological characteristics of an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in China
Journal: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi
An outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China has spread quickly nationwide. This repors results of a descriptive, exploratory analysis of all cases diagnosed as of February 11, 2020
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Year: 2020
Author: Pan, Lingai; Wang, Li; Huang, Xiaobo Title: How to face the novel coronavirus infection during the 2019 2020 epidemic: the experience of Sichuan
Clinical care and treatment; Infection prevention and control; Narrative review

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