FIA extends the Covid-19 protocol to its other series

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The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile has announced that it has translated its strict Covid-19-enforced protocols to all FIA championships, cups, trophies, challenges, series.

The FIA has become the first international sports federation to have resumed its activities at the international level thanks to the strict sanitary protocols. Formula One’s international body has done a tremendous job to get the delayed 2020 F1 season up and running. Since the championship started at the Red Bull Ring on July 5, all grands prix took place in the safest possible environment despite the unprecedented difficult times.

The governing body has now announced that it has approved an extended scope of the Appendix S of the International Sporting Code. It means that „Appendix S protocols have been translated to all FIA Championships, cups, trophies, challenges, series, and international series registered on the FIA international sporting calendar, to coincide with the resumption of competition for a number of FIA-regulated events,” read the FIA statement.

The Formula One protocol included mandatory social distancing, PCR pre-testing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene, with adapted implementation to a smaller organisational structure.

Professor Gérard Saillant said: “With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve in characteristics and effect, the FIA, together with local health authorities is also adapting the measures we put in place to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading in a motor sport setting to enable all FIA-sanctioned events to return to racing in the safest possible environment.”