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Check out COVID-19 protocols for French Open

September 25, 2020 22:22 IST
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IMAGE: The renovated Philippe-Chatrier central tennis court with its new retractable roof composed of 11 wings at Roland-Garros in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The French Open is scheduled for September 27-October 11 in Paris. Following is a list of protocols drawn up by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to ensure the tournament can take place safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic:

 

* Players will be tested upon arrival and handed accreditation after a negative result. A second test will be conducted within 72 hours. Once the second test comes back negative, the subsequent frequency of testing is every five days.

* Two official hotels have been reserved for players and their guests, but players can rent private houses.

* Players will have access to the stadium only on the day of their match. They will be allowed to use the Jean-Bouin training centre on non-matchdays.

* Different routes will be set up for players and their guests depending on their match schedule.

* All players, their guests and accredited people will follow strict COVID-19 protocols at the venue before and during the tournament.

* Only 1,000 spectators will be allowed per day at the 12 hectare Roland Garros site, with physical distancing rules in place.

* All spectators over the age of 11 are required to wear facemasks.

* The tournament site will be divided into zones to limit crossings and avoid large gatherings.

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