The Health Board changed the risk of infection in sports

Pilates is no longer a high risk workout. Arvo Tarmula
Pilates is no longer a high risk workout. Arvo Tarmula

Üllar Lanno, Director General of the Health Board, changed the organization of indoor sports, training and other hobbies, after which yoga and pilates are no longer considered as contacts or high-risk activities separately.

Contact or high-risk training is training that is performed in contact or closer than two meters between two or more people. High-risk sports continue to include karate, wrestling, boxing, judo and various group sports. Following the change, basketball, volleyball, football, baseball, indoor hockey and ice hockey, which were previously classified as low-risk activities, are also considered high-risk training.

From now on, contact or high-risk activities are mainly wind instruments, choral singing, dancing, amateur theater activities and in-service training related to personal services. Low-risk activities include, for example, theory lessons, art circles and language learning circles. In particular, activities that do not involve close contact or a large increase in respiratory intensity are considered non-contact.

Under the updated arrangement, contact or high-risk sports can exceptionally be considered non-contact or low-risk activities if the sports federation has developed risk mitigation measures, including specific activities before and after training, such as ventilating rooms, dispersing people and avoiding contact with different groups. The same measures must be followed during training and they must be in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Culture and coordinated with the Health Board.

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