Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: Playbook rules detailed to safeguard against coronavirus

Singing or chanting will be discouraged at the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics – due to begin on July 23 – in a bid to safeguard against COVID-19. Instead, those attending will be encouraged to clap to show support.

The suggestion is one of many rules detailed in a ‘Playbook’ published by organisers.

The move to highlight the processes in place to ensure a safe Olympics comes as organisers stress they are committed to a “successful and safe delivery” of the Games, despite Tokyo currently being in a state of emergency due to the pandemic.

Attendees will have to complete a detailed “14-day activity plan,” including travel and accommodation plans.

It would also appear competitors may not be allowed to attend other sporting events at the Games.

A vaccination will not be compulsory for those watching the Games, although a negative Covid-19 test in the four weeks leading up to the event will be, while athletes will be be tested a minimum of every four days.

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