The sudden outbreak of the 2020 epidemic delayed the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021. On December 2, the Tokyo Olympic Epidemic Prevention Committee released a draft of more than 50 pages of epidemic prevention measures.
Athletes are forbidden to go shopping and sightseeing.
According to Japanese media reports, the Tokyo Olympic Games will spend about 100 billion yen (about 960 million US dollars) on the response to the coronavirus epidemic. Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee stressed that athletes and spectators from all over the world will be welcome to participate in this “late” Olympic Games.
However, its epidemic prevention rules show that this late Olympic Games is destined to be different from previous Olympic Games, and it also provides some references for the future hosting of large-scale international events under the normalization of epidemic prevention.
Leave Japan as soon as the game is over.
The epidemic prevention of athletes is the top priority of this draft.
The draft stipulates that athletes from countries and regions with severe epidemics should be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at Japanese airports, and athletes can only stay in the prescribed area until the test results come out.
The meal time does not exceed 1 hour.
After the athletes moved into the Olympic Village, the Japan Olympic Organizing Committee also formulated a strict action plan for them. In principle, public transportation was prohibited, shopping and sightseeing were prohibited, and the competition was required to leave Japan as soon as possible after the competition. All athletes are required to undergo nucleic acid testing every four to five days.
After completing their own events, athletes must return to their own country or region immediately. They can’t stay there for sightseeing or party celebration after completing any competition, as in previous Olympic Games, and wait for the closing ceremony before returning together.
When asked how to ensure that athletes implement the action plan and what penalties are for violating the regulations, Toshiro Muto, CEO of Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said: “It depends on which department they violate which regulations.
At that time, many departments will issue detailed plans and penalties will be formulated together. I hope all athletes are cautious.
Indoor venues are ventilated every 30 minutes.
Japanese media expects 11,000 athletes to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games, and thousands of athletes will participate in the subsequent Paralympic Games. Coates, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Coordinating Committee of the International Olympic Committee, said last month that the number of athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games will not decrease, and the organizing committee will ensure their safety.
Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic athletes, as well as all relevant personnel, insist on wearing masks in principle, while maintaining social distancing and avoiding “three secrets” (closed, intensive and close contact). In this draft, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee called for the wearing of masks on the basis of being vigilant against heat stroke, except for competitions, meals and outdoor distances of more than 2 meters.
The draft also said that masks alone cannot ensure safety. In principle, the policy of maintaining a distance of 2 meters and at least 1 meter will also be included in the draft. During the competition, face-to-face situations should be reduced as much as possible, and the distance of staying in the same place for a long time will not be made.
Tourists are not required to be quarantined.
In response to the problem that the Olympic Village restaurant increases the risk of infection due to gatherings, in order to avoid crowding at meals, the draft also proposes a limited-time meal plan: 30 minutes for breakfast and 1 hour each for lunch and dinner.
For the convenience of dining, athletes will be informed of the specific menu of the day through their smartphones in advance.
In addition, in terms of avoiding closed, intensive and close contact with athletes and related personnel, the draft says that it will eliminate inadequate ventilation and densely populated places.
Indoor venues are ventilated for a few minutes at least every 30 minutes.
Download the itinerary tracking applet
Compared with the relatively strict control of athletes, the draft of epidemic prevention is relatively loose on the audience. The Tokyo Olympic Committee’s midterm report said that it was “unrealistic” to require overseas Tokyo Olympic spectators to self-quarantine within two weeks.
The Japanese government will allow large-scale overseas tourists to enter the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tourists will not be forced to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus or quarantined, provided that they provide a negative test for the novel coronavirus and download the mobile phone applet for itinerary tracking.
Foreigners entering Japan will be exempt from mandatory quarantine for 14 days after providing a negative test for COVID-19 and downloading the mobile applet for itinerary tracking, and there are no restrictions on access to public transportation.
What should I do if I am unfortunately infected with the novel coronavirus?
This itinerary tracking mobile phone applet can manage visa information, Olympic ticket number, personal itinerary, nucleic acid test negative certificate and other information, and will be applied in hotels, restaurants, Olympic venues and other places.
According to the report, the purpose of the Japanese government’s move is to balance epidemic prevention measures with tourists’ freedom of movement. According to statistics, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has sold nearly 1 million Olympic tickets overseas.
The draft said that how many spectators are allowed to enter the Olympic Games next year needs to be implemented in accordance with the Japanese government’s regulations on the number of spectators at sports events, and also refer to the development of the epidemic in Japan and the world at that time.
All specific epidemic prevention measures for Japanese and overseas audiences will not be released until next spring.
Designated hospitals have been set up in the Olympic Village
What if you have a fever? There is a fever clinic in the Olympic Village, and there is also a special nucleic acid detection laboratory. Once you have fever symptoms, you can go to the outpatient clinic for medical treatment.
Tokyo has also set up designated hospitals for the Olympic Games to provide specialized services for athletes. For athletes with mild symptoms, the organizing committee will provide special accommodation, and everything is ready.
What worries you most may be that you unfortunately have contracted the novel coronavirus. Once the test results are positive, the organizing committee will immediately conduct a second test.
If the results are still positive, even if you don’t have any symptoms, you can no longer participate in the competition. Treatment must be carried out and wait for the turn of yin.
If someone near you has a confirmed case and you’re going to be in the game soon, don’t worry, the organizing committee will test you right away and you can still participate in the contest as long as the result is negative.