SAIDS is monitoring the development and official responses to the Coronavirus in South Africa.   The health and welfare of athletes and SAIDS personnel are of paramount importance.

Barring any official restrictions on sport and domestic travel with respect to containing the Virus, SAIDS is obliged to continue its work as a regulatory authority by continuing to implement the national test distribution plan.

SAIDS has implemented additional precautionary measures for Doping Control Officers (DCOs) when they conduct testing.

Athletes who are subject to whereabouts requirements must continue to update their whereabouts data.  Should athletes suspect they are infected with the Coronavirus or find themselves in a quarantined area, they must upload supporting documentation to justify self-isolation.

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